Effective July 1, 2013 parents across the entire state of Wisconsin have more ability to match their children with a school that best fits their needs.
The Wisconsin Parental Choice Program allows some parents to receive a voucher to enroll their children in private and religious schools. The statewide program is available to some families with incomes below 185% of the federal poverty level. In 2013-14 participation is limited to 500 students statewide with no more than 1% from any individual school district. In the 2014-2015 school year, the cap increases to 1,000 students statewide with the 1% school district cap still in place.
Student applications for the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program can be submitted online from February 1st, 2014 until April 20th, 2014.
The maximum per-pupil amount paid to schools on behalf of parents for the 2014-2015 school year is $7,210 for grades K-8 and $7,856 for grades 9-12.