Notice to Parents of Special Education Students in the School District of Waupaca
Special Needs Voucher Program; Starting with the 2016-17 school year, private schools participating in the Special Needs Scholarship Program receive a state aid payment for each eligible student on behalf of the student’s parent or guardian.The Special Needs Scholarship Program is governed by Wisconsin Statute 115.7915.
Student Eligibility: Eligible students are those that meet the following requirements:
a) Has a current individualized education program (IEP) or services plan.
b) Resides in Wisconsin.
c) Has been denied from attending school in any nonresident district under the public school open enrollment.
d) If applying in the 2016-17 school year, the student must have been denied open enrollment in all nonresident school districts they applied and their appeal upheld in one school year between 2011-12 and 2016-17.
e) Attended a public school during the previous year.
More information regarding educational options can be found at dpi.wi.gov/ed-options.