Open Enrollment – 2019/2020

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.



Wayne Local Schools will now be accepting open-enrollment applications through electronic submission. The link will be available at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1st to complete and submit.   If you are unable to submit electronically, an open-enrollment application may be hand delivered to the Superintendent’s Office beginning on May 1st, HOWEVER, the application will have a time-stamp starting at Noon on May 1st as applications electronically received in the morning will take precedence.

If your child will be in grade 6 -12 for 2019/20, please review the below course request sheets ahead of time so you may list the desired courses on the application.

If a student has been evaluated for special education, please email the current IEP or 504 plan to

If a student has been identified as gifted.  Please email the Written Education Plan (WEP) to


Jan Dworetsky, Administrative Assistant


Phone: (513) 897-6971, ext. 1

Open Enrollment Timeline

May 1, 2019 - Begin accepting applications through electronic submission at 8:00 am.  Applications that are hand delivered will be time-stamped at Noon if dropped off before Noon on May 1st. 

May 24, 2019 - Open Enrollment application DEADLINE is 3:00 PM

June 1 - July 1, 2019 – 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.

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 submit an online application through this website on May 1st through May 24, 2019.  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.  If you move out of district during the school year, contact the school secretary so you can apply for open-enrollment. 

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 , Administrative Assistant to Superintendent, at 513-897-6971, option 1, or

FORMS FOR 2019-20


For grades 9 – 12* 
Please review the   WHS Program of Studies & Handbook.
Please see the course request sheet by grade level.  The open enrollment application will request desired courses for upcoming schoolyear. 

For High School Waiver form:  HS 2019-20 Waiver form

For grades 6-8* 
6th grade  - Course Request

7th grade - Course Request

8th Grade - Course Request

For Middle School Waiver form:  MS Waiver Form 2019-20

For grades K - 5:

No additional information

For more information or questions, contact: 

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