Crestwood Local School District
Bylaws & Policies


The Board of Education shall permit 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, the provisions of this policy, and the administrative guidelines established to implement this policy.

The following definitions shall apply:

Home District

The school district from which the student emanates.

Open Enrollment

State-mandated options, policies, and regulations concerning the Board's authority to adopt resolutions regarding inter-district enrollment policies and guidelines. Inter-district open enrollment permits the admission of students to this District from adjacent districts or any other district in Ohio.

District Student

A student who resides in this District and is referred to in the statute as a Resident Native Student.


Any school district in Ohio.

Other-District Student

A resident student of any other district who enrolls, or seeks to enroll, in this District.


Any one of the specific course offerings of this District.

Program Size

The restrictions on a number of students in a program due to circumstances unique to that specific program, the terms of a collectively-bargained, negotiated agreement, and/or financial or operating conditions of the District.

Racial Balance

"Racial" refers to minorities classified as African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic-American, or Native-American students. "Balance" refers to the percentage of "racial" students in a District program, classroom, or school.

Negatively-Impacted Racial Balance

Any school, classroom, or program that has a minority-student population of less than fifteen percent (15%) or more than forty-five percent (45%) is considered racially isolated. If a nonminority student in such a school, classroom, or program seeks enrollment in a District program, the racial balance is negatively impacted and the admission is to be denied on that ground. The application is also denied if the transfer of the community student creates a racially-isolated school, classroom, or program.

The Superintendent is directed to consult with legal counsel to determine the appropriate steps that should be taken, including, but not limited to, any necessary policy revisions and other actions necessary to comply with State and Federal law.

The Superintendent shall prepare guidelines for the implementation of this policy in ways that comply with relevant State laws and guidelines and establish procedures that provide for the following:

 A.Nondiscrimination on the basis of grade level, including preschool disabled; academic ability; English language proficiency; or any level of artistic, athletic, or extra-curricular skills. A student's application cannot be denied because of disciplinary action in his/her home school, except for a suspension or expulsion for ten (10) consecutive days or more that occurs in the current semester or the semester immediately preceding the application. If the District does not currently provide services required for a disabled, adjacent-district student, his/her application may be denied.

 B.Maintenance of appropriate racial balance in District schools, classrooms, and programs.

 C.Communications with applicants and their parents concerning this policy and the District's guidelines, including the timelines for application and notification.

 D.Athletic eligibility complies with State regulations and the provisions set forth by the Ohio High School Athletic Association.

 E.Any transportation provided by the District for an adjacent-district or other-district student takes place within established bus routes and bus stops.

This policy shall be reviewed annually by the Board to determine whether to adopt a resolution to continue the policy or to rescind Inter-District Open Enrollment. The Board reserves the right to modify the conditions under which Inter-District Open Enrollment would continue for any particular program, classroom, or school.

R.C. 3313.98

Revised 8/12/02
Revised 3/04
Revised 1/30/07