"New Private School" Requirements for Applying to Participate in the
Private School Choice Programs (PSCP)
for the 2020-21 School Year
The deadline for a "new private school" to register for the
2020-21 school year is August 1, 2019. Required training is in late May/early June.
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 form. The 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 late May/early June
If a "new private school" intends to participate in the PSCP for the 2020-21 school year, the individual that will serve as the school's PSCP administrator must attend the training. The training will include general PSCP requirements, the August 1 requirements, and a hands-on session that covers how the budget and cash flow report is completed in Excel.
Who must attend: The PSCP administrator for the school identified on the Intent to Participate form must complete the training in order for the school to participate in the PSCP. This person must meet the administrator requirements. Additionally, it is strongly advised that the individual that will complete the budget and/or who will be responsible for the school's accounting, bookkeeping or fiscal management also attend the training.
Training Dates: TBD
Required Forms & Documents Due by August 1, 2019:
Please read the Cover Letter Regarding School Registration Materials BEFORE completing or submitting any of the registration forms and other required materials.
- Registration Checklist
- Registration Cover Letter
- "New Private School" 2020-21 Intent to Participate (To be posted Summer 2019)
- Auditor Fee
- Disclosure of Information Form
- Disclosure of Information Template
The school must complete and submit the 2020-21 Budget & Cash Flow report. See the report for additional information on the requirements and instructions on how to submit the report.
If you have any questions, please e-mail PrivateSchoolChoice@dpi.wi.gov
or call toll free 1-888-245-2732 ext. 3.