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 will allow parents to receive a voucher to enroll their children in private and religious schools. The statewide program will be available to those families with incomes below 185% of the federal poverty level.In 2013-14 participation will be limited to 500 students statewide with no more than 1% from any individual school district. In the following 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 August 1 – August 9, 2013.
The maximum per-pupil amount paid to schools on behalf of parents is $6,442.