Ohio law, along with the Franklin Local Board of Education board policy, allows parents/guardians to enroll their children in a school with in the Franklin Local School District rather than their district of residence by completing an open enrollment application and being approved by the incoming district. Board Policy also provides for Intradistrict open enrollment, which allows students to attend buildings of their choice within the Franklin Local School District, provided space is available.
Open Enrollment Application Information
Forms must be filed with the Franklin Local School District, between March 1 and June 30 of the school year preceding the school year for which open enrollment is filed. Please fill out a form for each child.
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Open Enrollment Information
Open enrollment applications are filled on a first-come, first serve basis, according to space. New students having siblings already in the Franklin Local School District will have preference over other new students, but will have applications approved in the same manner as other students. Families may make arrangements to meet a Franklin Local School bus at specific bus stops.
High school students who transfer school districts through open enrollment must follow Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) rules for participating on athletic teams. Typically, athletic eligibility is determined by the school in which the student is attending during their 9th grade year. OHSAA rules for transfer and athletic eligibility are very specific and must be followed by law.
Open Enrollment FAQs
- If you move from the school district you currently live in during the term of the open enrollment, it is your responsibility to notify the Franklin Local School District.
- Approval for one child in a family does not guarantee approval for younger children in the same family. Each child in a family must have an open enrollment request filed for him/her.
- High school pupils who transfer from one school district to another under open enrollment may lose athletic eligibility. For questions on athletic eligibility, please refer to the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s website, http://www.ohsaa.org/, or call the OHSAA at 614-267-2502.
- Parents are responsible for transportation to and from school. After students are approved for open enrollment, arrangements to meet a bus at a predetermined stop may be arranged through the transportation department at 740-674-5213.