Beginning in the Fall of 1998, parents in Wisconsin were offered the option of having their children attend any public school in the State, where space is available, at the grade level or program requested. It is the responsibility of the parent to provide transportation to and from this non-resident school district.
Wisconsin residents in grades 4K-12 may apply to participate in open enrollment at the Northern Ozaukee School District (NOSD).
There is no tuition cost to parents for participation in open enrollment. Parents of open enrolled pupils may be charged the same fees as resident pupils.
- The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Open Enrollment application process is now available online. From Midnight on the first Monday in February through 4:00 p.m. on May 30th, applicants may complete and submit applications (24 hours a day) for the upcoming (future) school year. Late applications will not be accepted for any reason. Online applications are automatically sent directly to resident and non-resident school districts, as well as DPI. Online applicants are encouraged to print the completed application for their records.
- Those who do not have access to a computer may request paper applications from any school district or the Department of Public Instruction Open Enrollment Page. Paper applications must be sent to the individual non-resident school districts within the application period.
If a family is not completing their application online, paper applications must be submitted to the district that they are trying to enter, not the home district. In NOSD, forms can be mailed to the Northern Ozaukee School District- 401 Highland Drive, Fredonia, WI 53021 Attn: Ann Baumann, Registrar/Open Enrollment Coordinator, or brought to the District in person within the application period.
The Registrar’s Office manages all aspects of the open enrollment program, from application to school assignment.
School district notices of approval or denial must be postmarked by June 18, 2021. Parents may appeal the denial within 30 days of the date the denial notice is postmarked or delivered to the parent, whichever occurs first.
Each year, during the January meeting, the Board of Education determines whether seats will be available and if so, which grade levels will have openings.
NOSD does not have a waitlist at this time.
No, the State law only requires that schools review pre-expulsion and expulsion records and check to see if a child is in special education.
Yes, however, as with any student, there must be space in the grade level, as well as, space in the special education program(s) that the student needs.
- Yes, Northern Ozaukee has a K4 program. But in order to apply for K4 open enrollment, both the resident and non-resident districts must have a K4 program in place.
- (WVL) Wisconsin Virtual Learning, our Online Charter school does have a K4 program.
- (ROLES) Riveredge Outdoor Learning School, does not have a K4 program. K5-5.
Parents have until June 25, 2021 to notify non-resident districts whether their child will open enroll in the 2021-22 school year. If the parent fails to make notification, the student may not participate in open enrollment.
School districts must notify parents of accepted applicants of the school to which they are assigned by June 11, 2021.
Parents are responsible for transporting their children to and from school.
- Once a pupil is accepted into a nonresident school district, the pupil may continue to attend that district without re-application except that:
- The nonresident district may require a pupil to re-apply one time – at the beginning of middle school or high school.
- A pupil who has become habitually truant in the nonresident district may be returned to the resident district.
- A pupil may be returned to the resident school district if the special education required in a new or revised IEP is not available in the nonresident district or there is no space.
Non-resident families who are interested in enrollment with NOSD are able to apply from February 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021.
Applications and additional information may be found on the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction enrollment site. To learn more, visit the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction 2021-22 school year Enrollment brochure.
Registrar / Open Enrollment Coordinator
Northern Ozaukee School District
Wisconsin Virtual Learning
401 Highland Dr.
Fredonia, WI. 53021
262-692-2489 ext 294