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Inter-District Open Enrollment

Covington Schools permits the enrollment of students from any Ohio district in a school or program of this District, provided each enrollment is in accordance with laws and regulations of the State concerning Inter-District Open Enrollment, district policies and the guidelines provided below:


March 18, 2024 Inter-District Open Enrollment Application for 2024-2025 is available. The completed forms are to be returned to the Covington Schools Board of Education offices.
April 19, 2024 Completed forms are due back to the Board Office no later than 3:00 pm April 19, 2024.
May 1, 2024 Applications will begin to be considered and notice of acceptance will begin to be disseminated.
June 15, 2024 Date by which parents or guardians will be notified whether their application has been accepted or denied for grades 1 through 12.
August 15, 2024 Final date to notify kindergarten parents of their open-enrollment acceptance by the elementary principal.


Selection Priority

  • Students from other districts who were accepted for inter-district open enrollment in the past school year and have a valid application submitted according to the district’s regulations will be given priority over the applications of new student inter-district open enrollment.

  • Other enrollment factors being equal, students who have a valid application submitted according to the district’s regulations will be accepted on the basis of the date of receipt of the application.


An approved open enrollment application only guarantees placement for the current school year. Students who participate in the open enrollment program in one year must re-apply annually if they wish to be considered for the following year.

The number of openings for students is determined annually by optimum size for a particular program, classroom/school building, or grade level which can be accommodated without increasing District expenditures for staff or equipment.

Open-enrollment applications from students who have an IEP shall be considered unless services required in an IEP are not available in the District. Covington Schools shall not discriminate against any disabled students (IDEA or 504). Covington Schools shall not be required to provide any services or adapt any facilities not already provided disabled, resident native students.

Transportation will be provided only within the district, following normal procedures, policies, and routes. Transportation from outside the district is the responsibility of the applicant’s parents or guardians, and district transportation changes will not occur as a result of open enrollment. Parents are expected to make sure their children arrive at school on time.

Applications from students from other Ohio districts may be rejected if the racial balance of the other Ohio district or this District's program, classroom, or school would be negatively impacted, as defined in Policy 5113.

Applications from students from other Ohio districts may also be rejected if the student has been suspended or expelled for ten (10) consecutive days or more during the semester of application or the preceding semester. Student records, including discipline, will be requested from the resident district.


Completed applications should be sent to

Covington Exempted Village School District
ATTN: Student Registration
807 Chestnut St, Suite B
Covington OH  45318