Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment Period for 2022/2023 School Year: February 7th-April 29th at 4:00 pm

What is Open Enrollment?

A yearly public school enrollment program that allows parents to apply for their children to attend public school in a school district other than the one in which they live in.

Who can apply?

Any Wisconsin resident in 4K to grade 12 may apply to attend a nonresident school district if the child's resident school district offers the same type of program, and only if the child is eligible for that program in the resident school district.

When can parents apply?

The open enrollment application period for the 2022/2023 school year begins on February 7th, 2022 and ends on April 29th, 2022 at 4:00 pm. We strongly encourage parents to utilize the online application, however a printable paper copy of the application is linked below and available on the DPI website. Paper copies are also available in our school office Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. Parents cannot submit open enrollment applications until Monday, February 7th at the earliest and must submit them no later than 4:00pm on Friday, April 29th.

Can applications be denied?

Both the nonresident and resident school districts may deny an application for reasons specified in state law. The parent may file an appeal with the DPI within 30 days.

How do students get to school?

Parents are responsible for providing transportation to and from school in the nonresident school district, unless transportation would be required in a child's IEP. Low-income parents may apply to the DPI for reimbursement of a portion of their transportation costs beginning on June 1st and ending on July 15th.

Mark Your Calendar


  • February 7th- April 29th, 2022 at 4:00 pm- Parents must submit applications online or directly to the nonresident school district.

  • June 1st, 2022- DPI Transportation Reimbursement for Open Enrollment Application opens

  • June 10th, 2022- Nonresident school districts must mail notices of approval or denial. If the application is denied, parents have 30 days to file an appeal.

  • June 17th, 2022- Resident districts must notify applicants if the application is denied. If the application is denied, parents have 30 days to file an appeal.

  • June 24th, 2022- Parents of accepted applicants must notify the nonresident district if the student will attend the nonresident district in the 2022-2023 school year. If the parent fails to make this notification, the nonresident district may refuse to allow the student to attend the district.

Contact Information

DPI:

  • Email: openenrollment@dpi.wi.gov

  • Phone Number: (888) 245-2732

  • Website: https://dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment

White Lake Open Enrollment Coordinator: Alex DePas

  • Email: adepas@whitelake.k12.wi.us

  • Phone Number: (715) 882-2361 ext. 200

  • Mail: White Lake School District, PO Box 67, White Lake, WI 54491-0067