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New Open Enrollment Laws

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  1. New Open Enrollment Laws

  2. 2009 Wisconsin Act 250 Race-Based Nicknames, Logos, Mascots and Team Names

  3. OE Student May Not File Complaint • A pupil attending a nonresident school district under open enrollment may not file a complaint against that district’s use of a race-based nickname, logo, mascot or team name.

  4. 2009 Wisconsin Act 303 Preference and Guarantees for Students Applying from K-8 to UHS

  5. Old Law • Since K-8 and UHS districts are separate districts: • A pupil who was attending a K-8 district was not eligible for either preferences or guarantees when that pupil applied to the overlying UHS district.

  6. Act 303 • A K-8 student who applies to the overlying UHS district: • May be included in the count of occupied spaces in the UHS district. • Must be granted preference to available spaces. • May be approved even if space is not otherwise available.

  7. 2009 Wisconsin Act 304 Habitual truancy of open enrolled students

  8. OE May Be Terminated • If an open enrolled pupil becomes habitually truant, • The nonresident district may prohibit the pupil from attending the nonresident district in the succeeding semester or school year. • Parent may file appeal.

  9. OE May Be Denied • If an applicant to a school district was habitually truant from that district during any semester of attendance during the current or previous school year, • The district may deny the open enrollment. • Does not apply if the student was habitually truant from any district other than the nonresident district to which the student has applied.

  10. Open Enrollment Resources Web site: http://dpi.wi.gov/sms/psctoc.html Open Enrollment List serve: Receive information and announcements Printed information rarely used To sign up, send email to: openenrollment@dpi.wi.gov

  11. DPI Open Enrollment Staff Mary Jo Cleaver, Open Enrollment Consultant 608-267-9101 or toll-free 888-245-2732 maryjo.cleaver@dpi.wi.gov or openenrollment@dpi.wi.gov Merry Larsen, Open Enrollment Consultant 608-266-2146 or toll-free 888-245-2732 merry.larsen@dpi.wi.gov or openenrollment@dpi.wi.gov Robert Soldner, Director, School Management Services 608-266-7475 robert.soldner@dpi.wi.gov Joan Thompson, Office Operations Associate 608-266-1723 joan.thompson@dpi.wi.gov