Open Enrollment through the Learning Community (Douglas and Sarpy Counties) ends after the 2016-17 school year. As for Option Enrollment, the Elkhorn Public School District has been closed to Enrollment Option students since 1994-95 due to steady student population growth averaging 6.4% over the past twenty years and over 7% during the past decade.
District Officials project that future enrollment trends will remain in the 6% to 7% range for the foreseeable future. During the past seven years, the District has opened seven new schools and a new elementary school is under construction with a scheduled opening for the 2018-19 school year. School officials are exploring the feasibility of a future bond issue within the next two years.
For these reasons, the Board of Education passed a resolution at the November Board meeting resolving that all schools are currently operating at capacity for enrollment option students and for enrollment option purposes, and that the maximum number of students that Elkhorn Public Schools will accept in any such program, class, grade level or school building, or special education program in such facilities is zero, due to lack of capacity for the 2017-18 school year. The only exceptions to this will be cases required by law per relocation after 2 years or more of continuous enrollment in the District (79-240).
Questions regarding Option Enrollment should be sent to Director of Student Services Anne Doerr.