2011 Wisconsin Act 114 (Senate Bill 2) has been enacted by the state legislature and signed into law by the governor. The new law will be effective when it has been published by the secretary of state.
Very briefly, the bill will:
- Extend the open enrollment application period from three weeks to three months.
- Provide the following exceptions to the open enrollment application period:
- For students who have been the victim of a violent criminal offense.
- For students who have been homeless in the current or immediately preceding school year.
- For students who have been the victim of repeated bullying or harassment.
- For students whose place of residence has changed as a result of military orders.
- For students who have moved into the state.
- For students whose place of residence has changed as a result of a court order or custody agreement or who have been placed in or removed from a foster home or a person other than the pupils parent.
- If the students parent, the nonresident district and the resident district all agree the transfer is in the best interest of the child.
- The bill has many timelines and details, so it should not be assumed that the above description includes all criteria and requirements.
Information for School Districts
- Memo on Extended Application Period .
- Memo on Exceptions to the Application Period .
- PROCEDURES FOR PROCESSING OPEN ENROLLMENT EXCEPTIONS - June 2012 .