Register May 2022 No. 797
Chapter PI 36
PUBLIC SCHOOL INTER-DISTRICT OPEN ENROLLMENT
Subchapter I — General Provisions
Authority and intent.
Subchapter II — School Board Policies and Designation of Spaces
Nonresident school board.
Resident school board.
Subchapter III — Full-time Open Enrollment
Application and notification procedures.
Alternative application procedures.
Administrative and aid transfer procedures.
Termination of open enrollment.
Virtual charter schools.
Confidentiality of pupil records.
Subchapter IV — Transportation and Appeals
Subchapter V — Part-Time Open Enrollment
Location of school attendance.
Application and notification procedures.
Calculating cost of course.
Ch. PI 36 Note
Note: This chapter was created as an emergency rule effective January 17, 1998. Subchapters I, II, and IV were repealed and recreated effective September 1, 2014.
This chapter establishes procedures and requirements relating to applying for the full-time open enrollment program, including: timely notification to school boards, parents, and the department; accepting and rejecting applications; and filing and deciding appeals.
PI 36.01 History
History: CR 14-021
: r. and recr. Register August 2014 No. 704
, eff. 9-1-14.
“Alternative application" means an application submitted under the alternative application procedure.
“Alternative application procedure" means the application procedure for the parent of a pupil who wishes to attend a public school in a nonresident school district during the current school year, as prescribed under s. 118.51 (3m)
“Application" means a paper or Internet-based form developed by the department under s. 118.51 (15) (a)
, Stats., for the full-time open enrollment program.
“Approved by the resident school board" means the application either was approved by the resident school board or was not denied by the resident school board.
“Best interests of the pupil" means a pupil's educational, physical, and emotional well-being, and includes family and other circumstances that affect the pupil's educational, physical, or emotional well-being.
“Charter school" means a school under contract with a school board under s. 118.40
“Currently-attending pupil" means a pupil who is currently enrolled in a school district, and it includes an eighth grade pupil who is attending an underlying elementary school of a union high school district.
“Department" means the Wisconsin department of public instruction.
“Free, appropriate public education" means special education and related services that are provided at public expense and under public supervision and direction, meet the standards of the department, include an appropriate preschool, elementary, or secondary school education and are provided in conformity with an individualized education program.
“Full-time open enrollment program" means the program under s. 118.51
“Guaranteed approval" means that a pupil is included by the nonresident school district in its count of occupied spaces and is therefore guaranteed approval to attend the nonresident school district.
“Homeless pupil" means an individual who is included in the category of homeless children and youths, as defined in 42 USC 11434a
“IEP" means an individualized education program developed under s. 115.787
“Kindergarten" means 5-year-old kindergarten.
“Nonresident school board" means the school board of the nonresident school district.
“Nonresident school district" means a school district, other than a pupil's resident school district, that the pupil is attending or has applied to attend under the full-time open enrollment program.
“Open enrollment" means a pupil's participation in the full-time open enrollment program.
“Parental notification date" means the date by which a pupil's parent is required under s. 118.51 (3) (a) 6.
, Stats., to notify the nonresident school board whether the pupil will attend the nonresident school district.
“Preference" means that an eligible pupil is considered by a nonresident school district for an available space before other pupils, but after pupils who are guaranteed approval.
“Regular application period" means the time period in which applications may be submitted under s. 118.51 (3)
, Stats., for the following school year.