Open Enrollment update for 2019

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The online application for the 2019-20 school year is available February 4 to April 30, 2019 on the DPI Open
Enrollment website
.

The application period closes at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, 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 12 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 4, 2019.

Parents are responsible for transporting their children to and from school.

For more information please call Mary Jo Herrmann at (414) 525-7634 or visit the Department of Public Instruction website.


On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, the Board of Education approved 67 seats for Open Enrollment students for the
2019-20 school year. The breakdown by grade level is below:

   4K Grade ~ No spaces                   6th Grade ~ No spaces
   5K Grade ~ 20 spaces                   7th Grade ~ No spaces
   1st Grade ~ 10 spaces                   8th Grade ~ No spaces
   2nd Grade ~ 9 spaces                    9th Grade ~ 3 spaces
   3rd Grade ~ 7 spaces                    10th Grade ~ No spaces
   4th Grade ~ 12 spaces                  11th Grade ~ No spaces
   5th Grade ~ 6 spaces                    12th Grade ~ No 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 ~ No spaces
Speech & Language ~ 8 spaces
Occupation Therapy ~ No spaces
Physical Therapy ~ No spaces


Important Open Enrollment Dates:

  • February 4-April 30, 2019 – Parents must submit applications online.
  • June 8, 2019 – 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, 2019– 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, 2019 – Parents of accepted applicants must notify the nonresident district if the student will attend the nonresident district in the 2019-20 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 19, 2019.  However, if the offer is accepted, the student must be in attendance on the 3rd Friday of September (September 20, 2019).

For more information, please call Mary Jo Herrmann at
(414) 525-7634.