Open Enrollment

Students Work on Science Experiment

The online application for the 2018-19 school year is available February 5 to April 30, 2018 on the DPI Open Enrollment website The application period closes at 4:00 pm on Monday, April 30th. Late applications are not accepted

The Franklin Public School District participates in the Wisconsin inter-district Open Enrollment program, which allows parents to apply for their children to attend school districts other than the one in which they reside. Wisconsin residents in grades Kindergarten through 12th may apply to participate in Open Enrollment. Franklin Public Schools does not offer a K4 program so therefore the district cannot accept any students in the K4 grade level.

If you are currently attending Franklin Public Schools through Open Enrollment, you do not need to reapply. If you are currently attending Franklin Public Schools through Tuition Waiver, you must apply for Open Enrollment if you moved on or before February 5, 2018.

Parents are responsible for transporting their children to and from school. The Franklin Public School District does not require continuing Open Enrollment students to re-apply. For more information call (414) 525-7634 or visit the Department of Public Instruction website.

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Board of Education approved 67 seats for Open Enrollment students for the 2018-19 school year. The breakdown by grade level is below:

Grade KD ~ 20 spaces7th Grade ~ No spaces
1st Grade ~ 6 spaces8th Grade ~ No spaces
2nd Grade ~ 2 spaces9th Grade ~ No spaces
3rd Grade ~ 23 spaces10th Grade ~ No spaces
4th Grade ~ 10 spaces11th Grade ~ No spaces
5th Grade ~ No spaces12th Grade ~ No spaces
6th Grade ~ 6 spaces

Of the 67 approved seats (not in addition to the approved seats), the Board of Education approved the following spaces available for Children with Disabilities by program:

Cross Categorical ~ 5 spacesOccupation Therapy ~ No spaces
Speech & Language ~
10 spaces
Physical Therapy ~ 10 spaces

Important Open Enrollment Dates:

  • February 5-April 30, 2018 – Parents must submit applications online.
  • June 8, 2018 – Nonresident school districts must mail notices of approval or denial. If the application is approved, the school district must notify the parents of the specific school or program to which the student is assigned. If the application is denied, parents have 30 days to file an appeal.
  • June 15, 2018 – Resident districts must notify applicants if the application is denied. If the application is denied, parents have 30 days to file an appeal.
  • June 29, 2018 – Parents of accepted applicants must notify the nonresident district if the student will attend the nonresident district in the 2017-18 school year. If the parent fails to make this notification, the nonresident district may refuse to allow the student to attend the district.

Accepting students from the established Waitlist was extended to September 20, 2018. However, if the offer was accepted, the student must be in attendance on 3rd Friday (September 21, 2018).