Have you considered Open Enrollment?
The open enrollment period for the 2021-2022 school year is from February 1, 2021 until 4:00 p.m., April 30, 2021.
The application form is on the DPI website
The alternative open enrollment application for the 2020-21 school year is now available on the DPI website:
The inter-district public school Open Enrollment program allows parents to apply for their children to attend public school in a school district other than the one in which they reside or remain in their current district in the event that they move out of the district before the start of the school year. Open Enrollment will allow student(s) to continue attending school in the School District of Sheboygan Falls. Please call 467-7893 for additional information or check the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Website at: https://dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment and check the Open Enrollment Regular Application Period Brochure.
There is no tuition cost for students participating in the Open Enrollment program, but parents are responsible for transporting their student(s) to and from school.
Applications will be made on the DPI website at https://dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment. A link to this site will also be available on the school web site during the application period at: www.sheboyganfalls.k12.wi.us.
If you anticipate a possible move out of the School District of Sheboygan Falls, please complete the Open Enrollment application as soon as possible. You have the right to cancel your application at any time and are not bound to enrollment. If you are currently attending under a Tuition Waiver, you will need to complete an Open Enrollment application for the upcoming school year.
If you have any questions regarding this program, please call:
Frequently Asked Questions
Applications may be submitted to up to three nonresident school districts.
Yes. Nonresident school districts may deny an application if regular or special education space is not available for the student, if the student has been referred for a special education evaluation but has not yet been evaluated, or if the student has been expelled during the current or preceding two years for certain violent conduct. If there are more applications than spaces, students must be selected randomly, after giving preference to students already attending school in the nonresident school district and siblings of currently-attending students. Some school districts establish waiting lists to fill unused spaces, but others do not.
A resident school district may prevent a student from leaving the district if the tuition charge for the student’s special education in the nonresident school district is an undue financial burden for the resident school district. If you have further questions about open enrollment for children with disabilities, contact the resident or nonresident school district or the DPI.
Parents whose applications are denied may appeal to the DPI within 30 days of the denial. State law requires the DPI to uphold the school district’s decision unless DPI finds that the decision was arbitrary or unreasonable. The DPI’s decision may be appealed to circuit court.
Once a student is accepted into a nonresident school district, the student may continue to attend that district without reapplication except that:
- The nonresident district may require a student to reapply one time—at the beginning of middle school, junior high or high school. Sheboygan Falls does not require anyone to reapply once they have been approved. If your student is currently attending school in Sheboygan Falls under open enrollment, DO NOT SUBMIT ANOTHER APPLICATION.
- Under certain circumstances, a student who needs special education may be required to return to the student’s resident school district.
There is no tuition cost to parents for participation in open enrollment. Parents of open enrolled students may be charged the same fees as resident students.
Parents are responsible for transporting their children to and from school. If transportation is required in the individualized education program (IEP) for a child with a disability, it must be provided by the nonresident district. School districts may provide transportation to open enrollment students if they wish. Usually, if transportation is provided, parents must transport the student to a location in the nonresident district. Low-income parents may apply to the DPI for partial reimbursement of their transportation costs.
Open enrolled students have the same rights and responsibilities as resident students. Inter-scholastic athletics are governed by the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA), which has recently adopted new rules concerning transfer students. Parents should check with the WIAA or the school district’s athletic director about eligibility.
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