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Wisconsin open enrollment begins Feb. 3

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

 Wisconsin's public school open enrollment application starts Feb. 3 and runs to April 30 for the 2014-15 school year, allowing parents an opportunity to send their children to any public school district in the state, according to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). 

The open enrollment application period is the only tuition-free opportunity for most parents to apply for their children to attend a public school in a school district other than the one assigned to them based on where they live. 

"Wisconsin is among a number of state's nationwide that offer public school open enrollment across school districts," said State Superintendent Tony Evers. "The state's long-running program supports parental involvement and shared responsibility for educating children."

Under the full-time public school open enrollment program, parents must apply during the three-month application period to the school district they wish their children to attend, according to the DPI. Online application is encouraged. Application deadlines are firm. Early and late applications are not accepted. Districts will notify parents by June 6 whethe or their applications have been approved or denied. 

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