The State of Wisconsin has extended the public school open enrollment period by two months for the 2013-14 school year. Kewaunee Superintendent Joe Innis says open enrollment allows students to choose where they want to attend school.
Innis hasn’t looked at the numbers for the upcoming year yet because the open enrollment period doesn’t end until April 30, but he says usually Kewaunee sees an equal number of students coming and going.
When a student chooses to enroll in a district outside of his or her resident district, that district receives about $6,400 from the student’s resident district to cover the added costs. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction estimates that about $242.8 million dollars were transferred for open enrollments in the current school year.