Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 1/10/2019 - 6:30 PM
Type: Action
Subject: 2. Action on a Request to Approve the Public School Open Enrollment Seats for the 2019-2020 School Year
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 2
Student, Family and Community Engagement
Policy: Admin Policy 8.45 - Public School Open Enrollment
Attachments: Open Enrollment Information Chart
File Attachment:
Open Enrollment Information Chart.pdf
Background: Per Wisconsin State Statutes 118.51(5)(a)(1) and under the 2015 Wisconsin Act 55, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors is required to designate the number of regular and special education spaces available within the school district at its January 2019 meeting.
To the extent consistent with state laws, Milwaukee Public Schools administrative policies, and MPS administrative guidelines, a non-resident pupil (one residing outside the city of Milwaukee) may apply to attend an MPS school through either the full-time or part-time state-wide open enrollment programs.
Applications must be received by MPS within the timeframe designated by state law. An application may include a request to attend a specific school or program, but preference in assignment at a school, program, class or grade shall be given to residents of the city of Milwaukee.
The District will continue to implement Administrative Policy 8.45, Admission to Non-Resident Students, and will offer seats to non-resident students where space is available after the MPS enrollment periods. The attached chart that provides you with open enrollment information from 2016 through January 2019.
Fiscal Impact Statement: None.
Implementation and Assessment Plan
Recommendation: The Administration recommends that the Board approve the public school open enrollment seats for the 2019-2020 school year as unlimited to new incoming pupils for both regular and special education non-resident students in grades K4 through 12.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Matthew Boswell - Senior Director
Signed By:
Katrice Cotton, Ed.D. - Chief School Administration Officer
Signed By:
Rosana Mateo, Ph.D. - Deputy Superintendent
Signed By:
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent