Open Enrollment, House Bill 203, takes effect in July of 2024. Please Note: Out-of-district enrollment is not guaranteed.
All nonresident students, K-12, must submit an application to be considered for an enrollment agreement with Manhattan School District #3 for the succeeding school year by February 16.
Steps to submit an application are as follows:
- Complete a Nonresident Enrollment Request Form.
- Complete an FP-14 Form from the Office of Public Instruction. Parents/Guardians should complete Section 1 of the form only.
- Provide attendance and behavior records for the last three years. These must be official records from the current or previous school(s).
: The completed FP-14 Form
as well as behavior and attendance records must be submitted to the Manhattan School District registrar.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Upon receipt of a complete application, the District has 10 days to notify the parent or guardian of the child and district of residence involved in the out-of-district enrollment agreement of the anticipated date for approval or disapproval of the agreement.
Each application will be assigned a random and confidential non-identifying number to keep the student's name private.
Not more than 30 days following the application deadline, the Superintendent will submit a list of applications to the Board of Trustees with recommendations.
Families who have complete applications will be notified the Friday prior to the Board Meeting via email notifying them of the recommendation for approval/disapproval of their child's application. Families of applicants who are recommended for waitlist or disapproval may choose to discuss their child's application in a closed executive session of the board.
Nonresident students enrolled in the Manhattan School District must complete an application for an enrollment agreement each school year for the succeeding year.
Acceptance is not guaranteed and decisions will be made in accordance with Policy 3141,
Section 20-5-320, MCA, and the District Strategic Plan
The family of a nonresident child whose application for enrollment has been approved is responsible for transportation of the child and the child is not an eligible transportee as defined in Section 20-10-101, MCA.
For questions, or to submit the required documents for non-resident enrollment agreement applications, please contact Lisa Grevious at email@example.com.