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Consider Open Enrollment at Drought

We're excited to announce that the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's Public School Open Enrollment program is now accepting alternative open enrollment applications for the 2024-25 school year! This program offers parents the opportunity to choose the best educational fit for their child by allowing them to apply for enrollment in a public school district outside of their residential area.

Who can apply? Any Wisconsin resident with children in 4K to grade 12 is eligible to apply for open enrollment. However, there are specific criteria for early childhood education or 4K programs, so please review the details provided on the DPI website.

When can you apply? The regular application period for the upcoming school year was from February 5, 2024, to April 30, 2024.

What if you miss the regular application period? Don't worry! There's an alternative application procedure available under certain circumstances. For more information about this option, please visit the DPI website. The alternative open enrollment window will open July 1, 2024.

Can applications be denied? Yes, both the resident and nonresident school districts reserve the right to deny applications based on specific reasons outlined in state law. However, if your application is denied, you have the opportunity to file an appeal with the DPI within 30 days.

Transportation: While parents are generally responsible for providing transportation to and from school in the nonresident district, there are exceptions, such as transportation required in a child's Individualized Education Program (IEP). Low-income parents may also apply for reimbursement of transportation costs through the DPI.

For further assistance or questions, please refer to the information provided on the DPI website. Alternatively, you can reach out to Superintendent Adam Scanlan at 262-895-7778 or via email at We're here to support you in making the best educational choices for your child!