Open Enrollment Updates

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The Open Enrollment period for the 2023-24 school year is currently closed.

Please click here to view information on Alternative Open Enrollment. Due to the board limiting the number of seats available for the 2024-25 school year, Alternative Open Enrollment applications will not be considered for the remainder of the 2023-24 school year.

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The open enrollment regular application period for the 2024-25 school year runs from midnight on February 5, 2024 and ends at 4:00pm on April 30, 2024.

The online application for the 2024-25 school year is available February 5, 2024 to April 30, 2024 at 4pm on the DPI Open Enrollment website.  The application period closes at 4:00 pm on Friday, April 30th. Late applications are not accepted for any reason.

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 4K through 12th may apply to participate in Open Enrollment.

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, 2024.

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 please contact Heidi Engel at (414) 525-7634 or visit the Department of Public Instruction website for more information.

As of the January 24th, 2024 Board Meeting, the following are the approved (139) Open Enrollment seats by the Board of Education for the 2024-25 school year. 

Board Seats Approved By Grade

5K ELEM 29
1 ELEM 21
2 ELEM 33
3 ELEM 18
4 ELEM 34
5 ELEM 0
6 MS 3
7 MS 0
8 MS 0
9 HS 0
10 HS 0
11 HS 0
12 HS 0

Children With Disabilities

Cross Categorical 0
Speech and Language 0
OT 0
PT 0

Important Open Enrollment Dates

  • February 6 - April 28, 2024 at 4:00pm – Parents must submit applications online or directly to the nonresident school district.
  • June 7, 2024 – 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 14, 2024 – Resident districts must notify applicants if the application is denied. If the application is denied, parents have 30 days to file an appeal.
  • June 28, 2024 – Parents of accepted applicants must notify the nonresident district if the student will attend the nonresident district in the 2023-24 school year. If the parent fails to make this notification, the nonresident district may refuse to allow the student to attend the district.