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Children may attend school in Marshalltown whether their home is inside the school district, in an adjacent community, in a rural area, or elsewhere in Iowa. If students live outside the Marshalltown district but wish to attend school here, the family simply files an application under Iowa's open enrollment law. More than 75 students are currently enrolled on that basis.
Tuition: There is no charge to families for tuition, in any case. If a student desires to attend school in Marshalltown and lives in a different school district, that district transfers funds to Marshalltown to cover the cost.
Transportation: Inside the Marshalltown district, school bus transportation is provided free if the children live too far from school to walk. Families of students who live outside the district must arrange their own transportation to a Marshalltown school, or to a Marshalltown school bus route. In many instances, parents who live elsewhere and work in Marshalltown deliver their children to school.
Textbooks are supplied by the school, but there is a fee for their use. Students are expected to bring their own basic school supplies. There are fees for some courses which involve individual expenses such as lab materials.
Child care: Some elementary buildings offer child care before and after school. Open enrollment students may request these buildings, although space cannot be guaranteed.
Athletics: High school students who transfer into the district may be temporarily unable to compete with other schools in team sports. This section of the law is intended to prevent recruiting of star athletes. It applies only to the first 90 days in the new school. During that time the new student may take part in all sports and team practice but may not play in games or contests with other schools. If your family includes a varsity athlete, you may wish to discuss this aspect with the coach. There is no restriction on new student athletes who live inside the Marshalltown district.
Open Enrollment: For open enrollment information, click here.