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Questions & Answers


What does open enrollment cost?

Nothing. A student from any Ohio district can attend Pettisville tuition free if accepted.  They will be required to pay book fees and other costs normally related to an education, but there are no tuition fees or other payments.

What about transportation?

Parents are required to provide transportation. However, Pettisville currently offers shuttle bus service with pick-ups and drop-offs in Napoleon (on the north side near the old Holiday Inn), Wauseon (at Homecoming Park) and at Archbold (Memorial Park near the tennis courts).

How many open enrollment students attend Pettisville?

2016-17 based on preliminary numbers set a new record for the most students to attend Pettisville. 233 students chose to attend Pettisville.

OE_Graph

What districts are represented among Pettisville OE students?

In 2016-17, students from eleven Ohio school districts attended Pettisville; the largest number came from Wauseon (111), Archbold (66), Napoleon (25), and Stryker (14).

What does it mean to be an open enrollment student at Pettisville?

It simply means that the OE student is a Blackbird and is treated like every other student, and becomes a member of the “Pettisville School Family.”

What Percent of Pettisville Students are Open Enrollment Students? 

Pettisville traditionally ranks in the top ten in the state of Ohio as a school of choice.

In 2016-17, 43% or about four in ten attended Pettisville through OE. The following graph indicates the trend in OE at Pettisville.

OE_Percent_Graph

How many Pettisville students leave to attend elsewhere?

In 2016-17, 35 Pettisville residents attended four other districts with the vast majority (23) attending Wauseon.  The unique aspect of the number 35 “outgoing students” is that probably less than 5 of that number have ever attended Pettisville. In many cases a family lived in Wauseon, moved to the Pettisville District, and their children continued to attend Wauseon.  In prior years, the number of outgoing students was 44 (2014-15) and 47 (2015-16).

What does open enrollment mean to Pettisville?

OE is very beneficial for Pettisville Schools. We have always been a small district—usually one of the 20 smallest districts in the state of Ohio.  

With lowered birth rates, our student resident population has not kept pace. OE students have allowed us to maintain double sections and, while keeping generally small class sizes, and has allowed us to fund our educational program without seeking additional funds from our community. The last time additional funds were requested and approved was in 2003 making this 14 year period the longest in district history between operating levies.

Based on current 2016-17 numbers, the kindergarten class of 42 has 24 open enrollment students enrolled.

What is the history of open enrollment at Pettisville? IIn the fall of 1993, forty-six new students chose to attend Pettisville through the provisions of the new law. Over the years the growth has been relatively consistent both in numbers and in the percentage of the total student body. The following graph is an overview of open enrollment history at Pettisville.

Pettisville Open Enrollment Growth History
Year In Out Net PK-12 Enrolled Open Enrollment %
93-94 46 2 44 492 9%
94-95 75 11 64 522 14%
95-96 72 5 67 538 14%
96-97 87 14 73 550 16%
97-98 92 14 79 553 17%
98-99 93 15 79 559 17%
99-00 104 18 86 567 18%
00-01 107 21 86 566 19%
01-02 109 22 87 556 20%
02-03 109 25 84 555 20%
03-04 124 21 103 564 20%
04-05 141 19 122 563 25%
05-06 146 20 126 556 26%
06-07 132 29 103 552 24%
07-08 153 31 122 559 27%
08-09 160 40 120 570 28%
09-10 182 35 147 562 32%
10-11 154 42 112 514 30%
11-12 184 38 146 538 34%
12-13 175 45 130 532 33%
13-14 189 33 156 539 35%
14-15 192 47 145 513 37%
15-16 202 46 156 500 40%
16-17 Pre 233 35 198 532 44%


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