About Us

The Department of Public Instruction is the state agency that advances public education and libraries in Wisconsin.

It is headed by the state superintendent of public instruction, a nonpartisan, constitutional officer elected every four years. State Superintendent Tony Evers, elected in 2009 and again in 2013, is working for a Wisconsin with Every Child a Graduate, College and Career Ready. Evers is the 26th person to hold the office.

The agency was created in 1848, the year Wisconsin attained statehood, when the state constitution provided for the establishment of local school districts and a free education for all children in the state.

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Locations and Contact Information

All DPI visitors MUST check in at the 5th floor reception desk.  They will sign in and receive a visitor’s badge.  Visitors will need to sign out before they leave and return their visitor’s badge.  Other State employees coming to GEF3 for meetings on DPI floors must register at the 5th floor reception desk.

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Downtown Map   Driving Directions   Parking Information

125 S. Webster St.
P.O. Box 7841
Madison, WI 53707-7841
Phone: 1-800-441-4563 (U.S. Only) / 608-266-3390
Fax: 608-267-1052

Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning [Map]
2109 S. Stoughton Road
Madison, WI 53716-2899
Phone: 1-888-542-5543 (WI Only) / 608-224-6167

Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1700 W. State St.
Janesville, WI 53546
Phone: 800-832-9784 (WI Only)

Wisconsin School for the Deaf
309 W. Walworth Ave.
Delavan, WI 53115
Phone: 262-728-7120

Wisconsin Educational Opportunity Program Offices

  • Ashland
    620 Beaser Avenue
    Ashland, WI 54806
    Phone: 715-682-7975
  • Eau Claire
    204 E. Grand Ave. 5th Floor
    Eau Claire, WI 54701
    Phone: 715-836-3171
  • Green Bay
    2140 Holmgren Way
    Green Bay, WI 54304
    Phone: 920-492-5745
  • Madison
    P.O. Box 7841
    125 S. Webster St.
    Madison, WI 53707-7841
    Phone: 608-267-1058
    Fax: 608-267-9286
  • Milwaukee
    101 W. Pleasant St. Suite 110
    Milwaukee, WI 53212
    Phone: 414-227-4466
  • Racine
    2113 N. Wisconsin
    Racine, WI 53402
    Phone: 414-638-7370
  • Wausau
    133 River Drive
    Wausau, WI 54403
    Phone: 715-842-0871