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Important Dates for Public School Open Enrollment

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    Important Dates for Public School Open Enrollment

    2012-13 School Year

    Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

    (Revised February 2012 to include 2011 Act 114 Changes)

    January 2012

    During o Nonresident school districts must notify parents if open enrolled students entering middle January school, junior high or high school are required to reapply.

     o Nonresident and resident school districts must provide information and applications for open

     enrollment upon parents’ request.

     o Nonresident and resident school districts are recommended to notify parents of students

     attending a nonresident school district under a tuition waiver during 2011-12 of the need to

     apply for open enrollment for 2012-13.

     ndJanuary 31 o 2 Friday list view in OPAL will be locked for entry. Any changes after this date must be

     made in the individual student record.

    February 2012

    During o School boards should designate the number of regular and special education spaces. February or Beginning with the 2013-14 school year, school boards are required to designate the number

    as soon as of spaces at their January board meetings.

    possible

    February 5 o By this date school boards must have adopted or amended any policies that will be used to

    act on open enrollment applications.

February 6 o This is the open enrollment application period.

    to April 30 o The recommended method of applying for open enrollment is through the

    on-line application process at http://dpi.wi.gov/sms/psctoc.html. The on-line

    application will be available from midnight February 6, 2012, until 4:00

    p.m. on April 30, 2012.

    o Paper applications must be submitted to the nonresident school district no

    earlier than February 6 and no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 30. A

    postmark does not meet this requirement. (PI 9410, also available in

    Spanish).

    o The parent may request assignment to a specific school or program.

    o The application form includes a request for transportation reimbursement

    assistance for low-income parents

    o Any students attending a nonresident school district under a “Tuition Waiver Due to a

    Move” must apply for open enrollment in order to attend the nonresident district in the

    2012-13 school year.

    February to o Nonresident districts should request special education and expulsion records from student’s May resident district. Resident district must send records within 5 days.

    March 2012

    During o DPI will send printed lists of 2011-12 additional year tuition waiver students to resident and March nonresident districts. Lists must be returned on or before March 30.

    May 2012

May to July o Parents whose applications were denied by nonresident or resident school district may file an

    appeal to the DPI within 30 days of the date the notice of denial is postmarked or delivered to

    the parent, whichever occurs first. (PI 9418)

    May 1 o By this date, school districts must enter all data in OPAL that affect 2011-12 aid transfers.

    The following fields will be locked to districts and all changes after that must be requested to rdDPI: OE status on 3 Friday, FTE, SPED, grade and withdraw student. Districts may still

    approve/reject existing changes.

    May 11 o For each applicant who is receiving special education, the resident school district must send a

    copy of the student’s IEP to the nonresident school district.

May 25 o For each applicant who is receiving special education, the nonresident school district must

    provide to the resident school district an estimate of the basic open enrollment amount plus

    any actual, additional special education cost it expects to incur to provide the special

    education and related services required by the student’s IEP. (PI 2092)

    o This estimate must be provided even if the only cost is the basic open enrollment amount.

Middle to end o The DPI will finalize the 2011-12 basic open enrollment aid adjustment and will estimate the

    of May 2012-13 basic open enrollment aid adjustment.

    June 2012

During June o The DPI adjusts each school district’s final aid payment for 2011-12 regular education open

     enrollment June 8 o By this date (postmark) nonresident school districts must notify applicants, in writing,

     whether the applications are approved or denied.

     o By this date, nonresident school districts must notify accepted applicants, in writing, of the

     specific school or program to which the applicant is assigned. (PI 9415)

    June 15 o By this date (postmark) resident school districts must notify applicants, in writing, if the

     applications are denied. (PI 9417)

    June 29 o By this date, parents whose applications were approved must notify nonresident school

     districts whether the student will attend the nonresident school district in the following school

    year. Failure to make this notification may result in the student being unable to open enroll.

    (PI 9415)

     July 2012

    July 7 o By this date, nonresident school districts must notify resident school districts of the students

    who will attend the nonresident school district the following school year. This notification

    will be made electronically through OPAL.

During July o Parents requesting part-time open enrollment for courses beginning in the first semester must

    apply no later than six weeks before the start of the course. (PI 9412)

July 9 o Last day on which an appeal of an open enrollment denial by a nonresident district may be

     mailed to the DPI, unless the notice of denial was untimely. (PI 9418)

July 13 o Deadline for parents to submit transportation reimbursement claims for 2011-12 school year

     (PI 9413). Late claims may not be paid.

July 16 o Last day on which an appeal of an open enrollment denial by a resident district may be

     mailed to the DPI, unless the notice of denial was untimely. (PI 9418)

    August and September 2012

During o No later than one week before the start of the course, nonresident school districts must notify

    August applicants for part-time open enrollment whether the applications were approved or denied.

    o No later than one week before the start of the course, resident school districts must notify

    applicants for part-time open enrollment if the application was denied and if the course does

    not satisfy high school graduation requirements.

Middle to end o Transportation reimbursement checks for 2011-12 sent to parents.

    of August

August and o Parents whose applications for part-time open enrollment were denied may file an appeal

    September with the DPI no later than 30 days after the notice of denial was postmarked or delivered to

    the parent, whichever occurs first. (PI 9418)

September 20 o This is the last day on which nonresident school districts may accept students from wait lists,

    but only if the student will attend in the nonresident district on or before September 21.

September 21 o The third Friday in September.

     o If any new or continuing open enrollment student has not yet attended the nonresident school

    district on or before this date in the 2012-13 school year, the student’s open enrollment is

    terminated.

    o If, before this date, any students who are in their initial year of open enrollment are residing

    in a resident school district other than the one indicated on the application form, the open

    enrollment is void (although the new resident district may agree to allow the open

    enrollment). Students who move into different resident school districts after this date may

    continue open enrollment.

    o Tracking of students participating in open enrollment begins and continues throughout the

    school year. Student status and changes will be entered into OPAL.

     rdSeptember 24 o 3 Friday list view in OPAL will be locked for entry. Any changes after this date must be

    made in the individual student record.

    o SPED list view in OPAL will be locked for entry. Any changes after this date must be made

    in the individual student record.

    October 2012

During o DPI will sent printed lists of 2012-13 AYTW students to resident and nonresident school

    October districts. Lists must be returned on or before October 31.

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