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1 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Public School Open Enrollment Workshops November 2006 Part-Time Open Enrollment

2 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Public School Open Enrollment Workshops November 2006 Two Types of Inter- District Open Enrollment Full-time open enrollment –student transfers from one school district to another on a full-time basis Part-time open enrollment –high school students may take up to two courses in nonresident school districts

3 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Public School Open Enrollment Workshops November 2006 Who Can Open Enroll on a Part-Time Basis? A student enrolled in a public school in the high school grades… May attend public school in a nonresident school district for the purpose of taking a course offered by the nonresident school district… May take no more than 2 courses at any time in a nonresident district

4 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Public School Open Enrollment Workshops November 2006 School Board Policies School boards are required to adopt part-time OE policies: –Nonresident district acceptance and rejection criteria. –Resident district acceptance and rejection criteria.

5 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Public School Open Enrollment Workshops November 2006 How Does It Work? 1.The student applies to the nonresident school district no later than 6 weeks before the start of the course. 2.The application is reviewed by both nonresident & resident districts, each of which can deny the application for certain reasons.

6 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Public School Open Enrollment Workshops November If the application is approved by both districts, the student can take the course. 4.Parents are responsible for transportation.

7 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Public School Open Enrollment Workshops November 2006 Who Pays? The resident school district pays to the nonresident school district the cost of the course… Defined as the nonresident districts daily regular education tuition rate x the FTE of the course.

8 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Public School Open Enrollment Workshops November 2006 Statistics Non-Resident Districts CoursesStudents

9 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Public School Open Enrollment Workshops November 2006 Not To Be Confused With… Part-time attendance for private school and home-base students who may… Take up to two high school courses in the students resident school district if space is available. For further information on the part-time attendance option, go to:

10 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Public School Open Enrollment Workshops November 2006 Applying for Part-Time Open Enrollment

11 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Public School Open Enrollment Workshops November 2006 Application Period There is no uniform application period for part-time OE… Instead, students must apply no later than 6 weeks before the start of the course. It is the parents responsibility to obtain, from the nonresident district, the starting date for the course.

12 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Public School Open Enrollment Workshops November 2006 Application Form PI 9412 web-based form (pdf)

13 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Public School Open Enrollment Workshops November 2006 Application form must be submitted to the nonresident school district… –May apply for one or two courses. –May request a specific school (not guaranteed). –May apply to more than one nonresident school district but may only take a total of two courses in nonresident school districts at any one time.

14 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Public School Open Enrollment Workshops November 2006 There is no starting date to the application period. –Some students apply in the spring for fall classes. Applications may not be late. –School districts may enter into agreements at any time, but as a parental choice program, the application form must be on time.

15 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Public School Open Enrollment Workshops November 2006 Nonresident District Receiving, Handling & Acting on Applications

16 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Public School Open Enrollment Workshops November 2006 Receive Applications Forward & Request Records Forward the form to the resident district, w/in 3 working days. Request records: –Expulsion records. –Transcripts necessary to ensure the student is a high school student and meets pre-requisites for the course. Do not send copy of the form to the DPI.

17 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Public School Open Enrollment Workshops November 2006 Send Cost Estimate As soon as possible after receiving the application… The nonresident district must send to the resident district an estimate of the cost of the course…

18 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Public School Open Enrollment Workshops November 2006 Cost Calculation 1.Total # of instructional hours the student will be enrolled in the course. 2.Total # of instructional hours required for a full-time high school student in the district. 3.Divide the result of #1 by the result of #2. 4.Multiply the result of #3 by the districts regular education tuition rate.

19 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Public School Open Enrollment Workshops November 2006 Required Preferences Preference in the course goes to resident students attending private schools and home-based programs who apply for the course under s , as long as the student applied for the course: –More than one week before the start of the course, or –Prior to a date established by the school board that is within the application period for the course.

20 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Public School Open Enrollment Workshops November 2006 Preferences Permitted by School Board Policy May grant preference in the course to resident students eligible to take the course, including: –Students attending a school in the district other than the one in which the course is offered. –Home-base & private school students who are applying for courses other than under s –Students over age 20.

21 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Public School Open Enrollment Workshops November 2006 Apply Criteria Determine if space is available Use random selection if more applications than spaces Determine if student meets the same criteria for the course as resident students, i.e. grades, discipline, etc. A school district is not required to enroll a student during the term of an expulsion [s (1) (f)].

22 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Public School Open Enrollment Workshops November 2006 Notification Must notify parent of approval or denial no later than one week before the start of the course Parent must notify the nonresident district prior to the start of the course, whether the student will attend.

23 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Public School Open Enrollment Workshops November 2006 Resident District Receiving, Handling & Acting on Applications

24 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Public School Open Enrollment Workshops November 2006 Receive Applications Forward Records As soon as possible after receipt of an application from a nonresident district, the resident district must send requested records: –Special education records. –Expulsion records. –Transcripts.

25 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Public School Open Enrollment Workshops November 2006 Resident District Reasons for Denial May deny if cost of course is an undue financial burden. Must deny if course conflicts with students IEP. May not deny based on the resident districts offering a comparable course.

26 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Public School Open Enrollment Workshops November 2006 Notification Must notify of approval or denial no later than one week before the start of the course Must also notify the student if the course does not meet the resident districts high school graduation requirements (though this is not a reason for denial)

27 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Public School Open Enrollment Workshops November 2006 Miscellaneous

28 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Public School Open Enrollment Workshops November 2006 Appeal of Denial Denial may be appealed to the DPI within 30 days. DPI decision is final. May not be appealed to circuit court.

29 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Public School Open Enrollment Workshops November 2006 Rights & Responsibilities Student has the same rights & responsibilities as resident students. District should review its policies pertaining to students who attend school less than full-time.

30 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Public School Open Enrollment Workshops November 2006 Transportation Parent is responsible for transportation. Low-income parents may apply to the DPI for reimbursement of transportation costs. –Refer reimbursement questions to DPI.

31 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Public School Open Enrollment Workshops November 2006 Summer School Students may take summer school courses under part-time open enrollment, but only for courses that are eligible for general state aid.

32 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Public School Open Enrollment Workshops November 2006 Part-Time Open Enrollment & Youth Options A student may participate in both part-time open enrollment & youth options as long as the student meets the requirements for each program.

33 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Public School Open Enrollment Workshops November 2006 Reporting Part-time open enrollment is reported on the course offerings report (PI 1215).

34 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Public School Open Enrollment Workshops November 2006 Resources

35 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Public School Open Enrollment Workshops November 2006 Open enrollment web site Open enrollment list serve Receive information and announcements. Printed information rarely used. To sign up, send to: Web Site & List Serve

36 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Public School Open Enrollment Workshops November 2006 Open Enrollment Staff Toll-Free Fax Mary Jo Cleaver, Open Enrollment Consultant , Scott Eagleburger, Open Enrollment Data Manager, , Joan Thompson, Program Assistant , Bob Soldner, Director School Management Services Team,

37 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Public School Open Enrollment Workshops November 2006 Department of Public Instruction 125 S. Webster Street P.O. Box 7841 Madison, WI Department of Public Instruction Elizabeth Burmaster, State Superintendent November, 2006


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