Defending an Open Enrollment Appeal. Step 1: Make a Good Decision Step 2: Explain It. About Appeals. A parent may appeal a school board’s open enrollment denial to the DPI… … within 30 days of the date the notice is postmarked or delivered to the parent.
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Step 1: Make a Good Decision
Step 2: Explain It
*Even more important than before because 30 days to appeal begins when notice of denial is postmarked.
See Wis. Stats. § 118.51 (3) (a) 2. and (5) (a) 1.
See McMorrow v. DPI, 2000 WI App 173
…If the XYZ school board determines that space is not otherwise available for open enrollment pupils in the grade or program to which the pupil has applied, the school board may (shall?) nevertheless accept an applicant who is already attending school in the nonresident school district [and/or a sibling of the applicant].
The school board may (shall?) guarantee acceptance to students currently attending school in the district,
[and/or a sibling of a currently-attending student]
See Wis. Stats. § 118.51 (12) (b)
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