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Families Brave Cold For Sioux Falls Open Enrollment

December 2, 2013, 4:59 PM by Shawn Neisteadt

Families Brave Cold For Sioux Falls Open Enrollment
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

People gathered outside the IPC building in central Sioux Falls as the school district begins the open enrollment process for next school year.

The district started taking applications at 7:30 a.m. Monday, but Diane Bauer lined up at 5 p.m. Sunday.

"Because there's only so many spots available in each school and you're not sure how many, so it's always a first come, first served basis. So with the other three girls I had been the first one and they've been able to get in so that's why I came so early," Bauer said.

Some are in line because of recent boundary changes within the district, but Bauer is open enrolling to keep her grandchildren all in the same building. 

"It was for convenience is what it was because I'm their primary baby sitter, the school is in my area, so it makes it easy and that's one of the reasons why you can opt out," Bauer said.

For Sharon Bultje, the cold weather was about the only unpleasant part of the process. She picked up the required paperwork ahead of time and found it to be simple.

"The form doesn't take long at all, maybe a couple minutes to fill out," Bultje said.

Those forms are then handed over to the district to review the applications.

"It's time spent for something that's very worthwhile," Bauer said.

The bulk of the line started to form around 4 a.m. on Monday. Because of the cold weather, the district opened the doors early to allow those in line to warm up, but didn't take applications until the scheduled 7:30 a.m. opening time.

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