Director of Student Services
of Student Services
of Student Services
SPECIAL NEEDS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM NOTICE This notice serves to inform parents and guardians of students with disabilities that the State of Wisconsin has established the Special Needs Scholarship Program. Under this scholarship program and as further specified in state law, a child with a disability 24 who has been denied the opportunity to attend a nonresident school district under the full-time open enrollment program may be eligible to receive a scholarship from the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) that allows the child to attend an eligible private school that is participating in the Special Needs Scholarship Program. This is a state-administered program. A parent or guardian who is interested in the Special Needs Scholarship Program should independently verify the participating private schools and the specific terms, eligibility criteria, and application procedures of the scholarship program with the DPI. The Special Needs Scholarship Program is further defined under section 115.7915 of the state statutes. However, special eligibility requirements not found in that statute exist for program scholarships that are awarded for private school attendance that initially begins in the 2016-17 school year. Additional information about the program should be available on the website of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction:
Special Needs Scholarship, DPI Information
Conduct individual student assessments of students referred for Intellectual, Behavioral, Academic, Emotional, Social or other concerns.
Provide teachers with strategies for program improvements
Facilitate transfers when students move into the district
support teachers in the development of special education programs and services
monitor compliance of special education laws and procedures
Consultation services to students, administrators, families, and school staff regarding school problems as they relate to cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioral development.
Building and district-wide in-services on a variety of educational issues.
Provide support in analyzing outcomes for students receiving interventions.
Current updates regarding evidence and research based educational practices.
Input and expertise in professional learning communities to maximize student achievement.
Program Support Coordinators:
Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities; Other Health Impaired;
Specific Learning Disabilities
Autism; Early Childhood