Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment

Norwalk City School District
Hours: 7:30am – 4:00pm
134 Benedict Ave.
Norwalk, OH 44857

NCSD Open Enrollment

The Norwalk City School District's Board of Education accepts students through open enrollment from any district inMay 1 the state of Ohio. Acceptance is still on a first come first served basis. The enrollment application will be accepted from May 1 - July 1. Open enrollment must be approved prior to registration and accepted students must reapply every year. Any current student that moves outside the district during the school year should complete a mid-year application for open enrollment if they wish to remain enrolled.  
Applications can be:
  • emailed to Leona Lortcher ([email protected]) 
  • dropped off at 134 Benedict Ave. Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. or
  • mailed to 134 Benedict Ave., Norwalk, Ohio 44857 attn: Open Enrollment

Proof of residency must be submitted with all open enrollment applications. 
Please see below for proof of residency requirements.

 Proof of Residency

  • Home Owner – One of the following must be presented: Tax Bill, Mortgage Coupon, Insurance Statement, Declaration Pay Check Stub, Bank Statement, Signed Purchase Agreement with Occupancy Date, or any other official documentation deemed appropriate by the superintendent that is issued to the parent or student and includes the address of the parent’s or student’s primary residence.

  • Tenant – Signed Lease Agreement with Property Owner

If you have questions, please contact Leona Lortcher at [email protected] or 419-660-1805. 
Open Enrollment applications are accepted May 1 through July 1 for the subsequent school year.  Early applications will not be accepted. (Please Note - Applications must be downloaded. Once downloaded, you can then complete the application before you email it.)

Board of Education Open Enrollment Policy

File:  JECBB



The Board permits any student from any other district in the state to apply and enroll in the District schools free of any tuition obligation, provided that all procedures as outlined in the administrative regulations are met.  Requirements include:

1.  application procedures, including deadlines for application and notification to students of acceptance or rejection and the superintendents of other districts whenever another district’s student’s application is approved;

2.  procedures for admission;

3.  District capacity limits by grade level, school building and educational program are determined;

4.  resident students and previously enrolled District students have preference over first-time applicants;

5.  no requirements of academic, athletic, artistic or any other skill or proficiency;

6.  no limitations on admitting students with disabilities, unless services required in an Individualized Education Program are not available in the District;

7.  no requirement that the student be proficient in the English language;

8.  no rejection of any applying student because the student has been subject to disciplinary proceedings, except an applicant who has been suspended or expelled by another district for 10 consecutive days or more in the term for which admission is sought or in the term immediately preceding the term for which admission is sought and

9.  procedures to ensure maintenance of an appropriate racial balance in the District’s schools.

The District cannot refuse to accept the credits earned by students who have participated in interdistrict open enrollment.  The Board will not adopt a policy that discourages resident students from participating in interdistrict open enrollment.

The District notifies the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) of any change to this policy within 30 days of adoption.  The District maintains records verifying adherence to this policy and that complaints regarding this policy are addressed.  These records are provided to ODE upon request.

Compliance with this policy is reported to the ODE by November 30 annually through the consolidated school mandate report.

If the District reports noncompliance the Superintendent/designee must provide a written explanation to the Board within 30 days explaining this noncompliance and a written plan of action for accurately and efficiently addressing the problem.

[Adoption date:  October 8, 1996]

[Re-adoption date:  August 15, 2006]

[Re-adoption date:  March 11, 2014]

[Re-adoption date:  May 12, 2015]

[Re-adoption date:  April 12, 2016]

[Re-adoption date:  March 14, 2017]

[Re-adoption date:  September 11, 2018]

LEGAL REFS.:  ORC 3313.64; 3313.98; 3313.983

Chapter 3327

OAC 3301-48-02

CROSS REF.:  IGDJ, Interscholastic Athletics

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