Per Board Policy 501.5, elementary school students are expected to attend their assigned school building based on their home address. The Voluntary Transfer Form is for parents who want their student to attend a different elementary school within the Muscatine Community School District. All requests for an exception to this policy shall be considered “Voluntary Transfer Request”. As such, students do not have access to school transportation.

Open Enrollment is the process by which a parent or guardian residing in an Iowa district may enroll their child into another Iowa school district.

Voluntary Transfer Request Guidelines

Action will not be taken until after registration in July.

The district may not consider new transfer requests until the week AFTER school starts. Therefore if a decision cannot be made prior to the start of school, your child is expected to begin school in his/her assigned school.

This will ensure three things:

  1. The district has accurate class size numbers.
  2. There is adequate space for those students who live in the assigned attendance center area.
  3. There is adequate space to accept transfer students from another attendance area.

Incoming kindergarten students will be expected to attend the “Sneak A Peek” at their assigned building.

Parents will be notified of their Voluntary Request approval/denial as soon as the registration process is complete and no later than the last week in August.