Agenda Plus
School Board of Clay County
January 4, 2018 - Regular School Board Meeting
D1 - Controlled Open Enrollment (COE) Plan for 2018

The Clay County School District's Controlled Open Enrollment (COE) Plan is being brought to the School Board for approval for the 2018 year. Florida Statute § 1002.31 directs each school district to develop a controlled open enrollment plan. The Clay County School Board has previously developed a policy to establish how students may attend schools outside of their attendance zone. The COE Plan will set the threshold capacity number to be used by the district in determining which schools have available capacity and will participate in open enrollment in 2018.

Gap Analysis

The Controlled Open Enrollment plan allows the Clay County School District to make student school assignments using the parent or guardians' indicated preferential school choice as a significant factor when capacity allows at specific, previously identified schools.

Previous Outcomes

In 2017, the Clay County School District administered Controlled Open Enrollment for the first time. Throughout Clay County, 11 schools had available capacity in 2017 and all enrolled new students as a result of COE.

Expected Outcomes

For the 2018 Controlled Open Enrollment process, the Clay County School District aims to once again incorporate parental choice as a significant factor in student school assignment, where available capacity allows. Schools with available capacity will accept students based on the previously approved School Board policy for COE which identifies priority categories to be used when filling open seats. Should more students apply than seats available for any given school, the Clay County School District will conduct a random lottery selection process based on School Board policy.

Strategic Plan Goal

The Controlled Open Enrollment process furthers the district's goal of incorporating parental choice into student school assignment.


The Superintendent recommends approval of the Controlled Open Enrollment (COE) Plan for 2018.

Michael Kerekes, Coordinator of Strategic Planning; Terri Dennis, Chief of Staff
Financial Impact
No Financial Impact. Note: Students transferring to the Clay County School District from surrounding counties will bring a positive cash flow to our district based upon increased FTE dollars.
Review Comments
Clay County District Schools COE Plan_2018-2019.docx.pdf