Open Enrollment – 2018/2019

Ohio law, along with the Wayne Local Board of Education board policy, allows parents/guardians to enroll their children in a school within the Wayne Local School District rather than their district of residence by completing an open enrollment application and being approved by the incoming district. Students will need to be enrolled “full time” with Wayne Local Schools. Open enrollment applications are filled on a first-come, first served basis, according to space. New students having siblings already in the Wayne 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 Wayne 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 Timeline

May 1, 2018 (First Business Day in May) - Begin accepting applications. 8:00 am in the Superintendent’s Office. Applications must be hand delivered. (Application will NOT be accepted prior May 1.)

May 25, 2018 - Open Enrollment application DEADLINE. 3:00 PM

June 1-August 1 – Written acceptance or rejection to Parents from Superintendent

10 Days after Notice – Parent confirms acceptance in writing to Superintendent

*All approved applications require parents/guardians to complete and submit regular school enrollment information in addition to the completed open enrollment form.

Open Enrollment Deadlines

Open enrollment applications for the 2018/19 school year will soon be available online. The deadline for filing regular open enrollment requests for the 2018/19 school year is May 25, 2018. 3:00 PM

Exceptions to these deadlines are as follows:

Students currently living in and attending a school in the Wayne Local School District and whose family moves to another school district and wants to remain in the Wayne Local School District must file for Inter-district open enrollment as soon as possible (preferably within one week) after their move takes place.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is open enrollment? A parent or guardian residing in an Ohio school district may enroll their child in a school in the Wayne Local School District without paying tuition, provided they comply with open enrollment deadlines and procedures and their student is accepted by the Wayne Local School District. This is called Inter-district open enrollment. Forms must be completed and approved for Inter-district open enrollment.

How do I apply? You may pick up an open enrollment application from our school district’s administration office (on or after May 1) or print one from our school district website.  See below to print application. 

What is the deadline for filing for open enrollment? Forms must be hand delivered to the Wayne Local School District Superintendent’s Office, between May 1(first business day in May) and May 25  of the school year preceding the school year for which open enrollment is requested. After May 25 of the same year, applications will continue to be considered. However, open enrollment is filled on a first-come, first-served basis, according to space, so it is important to file your application as early as possible.

Does each child need to file an application? Yes.

Do I need to reapply each year that my child attends school in the Wayne Local School District under open enrollment? Yes.

Will the district provide transportation for my child? Transportation is provided only within the Wayne Local School District or at our district’s designated bus stops.

Can my request be denied? Generally, a request can be denied if filing deadlines are not met, if there is not classroom space for the student, or if the student is under expulsion from his/her current school district.

Do we need to open enroll if we move and want to remain in this school district? Yes. You must file for open enrollment promptly after your move, or you may be denied. If you anticipate a move during the summer, you should fill out forms to insure classroom space for your student.

Is there any cost involved? There is no tuition charge for open enrolled children. However, parents are responsible for any and all miscellaneous fees for participation in courses, classes, or activities, the same as resident students are expected to pay. Parents are responsible for allowable AP and College Credit Plus charges.

Whom should I contact with further questions? You may contact Jan Dworetsky , Supt’s Secretary at 513-897-6971

Option 1, or

Parent Responsibilities

  1. 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 Wayne Local School District.
  2. Approval for one child in a family does not guarantee approval for other children in the same family. Each child in a family must have an open enrollment request filed for him/her.
  3. Each child will need to be enrolled “full time” with Wayne Local Schools.
  4. 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,, or call the OHSAA at 614-267-2502
  5. 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 513-897-8511.
  6. For details on any of the above items of information, please contact Jan Dworetsky, Supt’s Secretary at 513-897-6971 Option 1, or

Application Forms for 2018-2019  

This application can be printed, filled out, and it must be hand delivered to the Superintendent’s office from May 1, 2018 through May 25, 2018. 
The application must be filled out completely.


For grades 9 – 12* 
Please complete application form. Click here 
Please review the   WHS Program of Studies & Handbook.
Please complete a course request sheet by grade level and turn in with application.

For High School Waiver form:  HS 2018-19 Waiver form

For grades 6-8* 
Please complete application form. Click here
Please complete a 6th Grade course request, 7th grade course request,  8th grade course request by grade level and turn in with application.

For Middle School Waiver form:  MS Waiver Form 2018-19

For grades K-5*
Please complete application form. Click here

If your child is on an IEP or 504 plan - please submit the IEP or 504 along with the application. 

For more information or questions, contact:

Jan Dworetsky, Supt’s Secretary at 513-897-6971 Option 1, or