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Private School Choice Programs: "New Private School" Registration Information


"New Private School" Requirements for Applying to Participate in the

Private School Choice Programs (PSCP)
for the 2021-22 School Year

The deadline for a "new private school" to register for the

2021-22 school year is August 1, 2020. 


State law establishes the requirements and deadlines all private schools must meet in order to participate in the PSCP.  All private schools new to the PSCP that are interested in participating in the PSCP must register with the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and complete fiscal management training whether the school currently exists or not. Sign up to receive information as it becomes available by filling out the interested schools formThe requirements and deadlines established in state law vary based on whether the private school is considered a "new private school" or an "existing private school." See the Registration webpage in order to determine if your school is a "new private school" or an "existing private school."  The following are required for "new private schools."


Required Training


If a "new private school" intends to participate in the PSCP for the 2021-22 school year, the individual that will serve as the school's PSCP administrator must attend both parts of the virtual fiscal management training in order for the school to participate in the PSCP. The PSCP administrator is the individual identified on the Intent to Participate form. This person must meet the PSCP administrator requirements. See the Staff Credentials Bulletin for information on the requirements to be a PSCP administrator. Additionally, it is strongly advised that the individual that will complete the budget and/or responsible for the school's accounting, bookkeeping or fiscal management also attend the training.


Training Registration Form

Training Part 1: Overview Training

The overview training will include general PSCP requirements and the items due by August 1 except for the budget and cash flow report. This training will take place on the following dates. Participants must attend on one of the dates.

Materials for Training Part 1 - Overview Training:

Training Part 2: Budget Training

The budget portion of the training will go through the completion of the budget and cash flow report in Excel and explain the requirements the school’s budget and cash flow report must meet. This training is being provided on June 11, 2020 from 8:30-4. 

Materials for Training Part 2-Budget Training:


Required Forms & Documents Due by August 1, 2020:

Required Forms & Documents


Please read the Cover Letter Regarding School Registration Materials  BEFORE completing or submitting any of the registration forms and other required materials.



Information on Additional Requirements:


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