Nine-Week Waivers

In some instances, a pupil may be planning to move to a school district and wants to begin attending school before becoming a resident of the school district. Under certain circumstances, a “nine-week waiver” may be the best way to accomplish this. Wis. Stats. § 121.81 (2) (a) provides:

121. 81 (2) (a) A pupil whose parent or legal custodian is a resident of this state but not a resident of the school district may file with the school board of the district a written application for enrollment in the schools of the school district. The application shall be accompanied by a written declaration of the parent or legal custodian that the parent or legal custodian will establish residence in the school district by a specified time. If facilities are adequate, the school board may permit the pupil to enroll in the schools of the school district, and may require prepayment of a tuition fee for 9 school weeks or may waive the tuition requirement for that pupil. If the parent or legal custodian establishes residence in the school district within such 9 school weeks, the school board shall refund the tuition fee. If such residence is not established there shall be no refund of the tuition fee but another written application for enrollment may be filed for the next succeeding 9 school weeks and, upon prepayment of a tuition fee for such 9 school weeks, the school board may permit the pupil to re-enroll. If the parent or legal custodian establishes residence in the school district within the second 9 school weeks, the school board shall refund the tuition fee for the second 9 school weeks.

SASD 9 Week Waiver Form

For Assistance

Please contact the Stoughton Area School District Open Enrollment Coordinator for assistance with a Nine-Week Waiver:

Joe Johnson at (608)877-5045 or Joe.Johnson@stoughton.k12.wi.us

For more information contact:

Public School Open Enrollment Program
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
P.O. Box 7841
Madison, WI 53707-7841

Toll-free: 1-888-245-2732

Email: openenrollment@dpi.wi.gov

Web site: dpi.wi.gov/oe

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