School Choice (Act 55) Notice

School Choice (Act 55) Notice

NOTICE TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS PER 2015 ACT 55

The following notices must be provided to parents and guardians under Chapter 985, Wis. Stats.

ACADEMIC STANDARDS

Winneconne Community School District (WCSD) will implement the Wisconsin Academic Standards. Details of these standards can be viewed at http://www.winneconne.k12.wi.us/cms/One.aspx?portalId=242598&pageId=609058 or call Garth Larson, Director of Learning - 920-582-5802 ext 3135.

SCHOOL/DISTRICT ACCOUNTABILITY

Per the State, accountability report cards will not be created for 2014-15, but assessment results will still be publicly posted in WISEdash. Results from the 2014-15 Badger Exam, The ACT, ACT Aspire, DLM, and WKCE (science and social studies) will all be reported in the WISEdash Public Portal (http://wisedash.dpi.wi.gov/Dashboard/portalHome.jsp).

EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS

WCSD is focused on providing a quality education to all of the students within our district. In addition to the traditional, high quality education offered within our classrooms, WCSD seeks to provide educational options to meet the perse needs and interests of its students. Options include:

  • CAPP/AP courses through UWO, Lakeland College, and other UW system schools (college credits)
  • Transcript and Advanced Standing courses through FVTC (tech college credits or advanced standing)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program through FVTC
  • Virtual and Blend-ed courses
  • Youth Options & Course Options
  • Youth Apprenticeships
  • 66.0301 enrollment agreements between school districts

If you are interested in learning more about these educational options, please contact Mr. Garth Larson, Director of Learning at 920-582-5802 ext. 3135.

SPECIAL EDUCATION VOUCHER PROGRAM (Special Needs Voucher Program)

Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, the State will create a special education voucher program. For details, see Page 29 of the WI Department of Public Instruction Summary 2015 Act 55. (http://pb.dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/budget/pdf/Final%20Act%2055%202015-17%20budget%20summary.pdf)

 

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