District announces online Limited Open Enrollment application process

Deer Park ISD’s successful Limited Open Enrollment (LOE) program will once again allow non-resident students from neighboring areas to apply for enrollment in the District.

LOE applications will be accepted from April 20-24.  Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the District has created an online submission process.  The link to submit an application will be posted on the District website at www.dpisd.org.  The link will go live at 7 a.m. on April 20.

Assistant Superintendent for Administration Stephen Harrell described the program as mutually beneficial for the District and parents. “Limited Open Enrollment is a win-win situation,” Harrell explained. “By allowing non-resident students to enroll in Deer Park, we’ve given these children the opportunity to benefit from our outstanding instructional program. Limited Open Enrollment helps the District because state funding is based on enrollment, and, for each additional student enrolled in DPISD, the District retains more of its local tax revenue.”

Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis to fill a limited number of available spaces. Limited space is available at all schools except Early Childhood Center, San Jacinto Elementary, Deer Park Junior High and Deer Park High School-Wolters Campus.

The application is available for download on the District’s website at www.dpisd.org/loe/. Each application must be submitted by the parent or guardian named on the application form. Applications will not be accepted before April 20, and each form submitted will be electronically stamped with the date and time of its submission.

Applications will be evaluated by a small panel of District administrators and approved by the campus principal. Students who are approved will be eligible to attend DPISD schools for the 2020-2021 school year and beyond. Parents will receive notification of whether or not their child’s application has been accepted by May 29.

“Students who are accepted and enrolled in our schools through this program will be allowed to complete their public education in Deer Park ISD,” Harrell said. “However, LOE students are expected to strictly abide by the District’s policies and rules, and any violation could result in the revocation of a student’s enrollment.”

Parents of students who enroll through the LOE program are also responsible for transporting their children to and from school.

For more information about Deer Park ISD’s Limited Open Enrollment program, go to www.dpisd.org/loe/ or call 832-668-7070.