Open Enrollment

(For open enrollment information concerning WIVA, please contact Kathy Schefft at (608) 838-9482 ext. 1106.  Please visit WIVA for details and registration forms.)

Wisconsin's inter-district public school open enrollment program allows parents to apply for their children to attend school districts other than the one in which they live. Wisconsin residents in grades kindergarten through twelfth may apply to participate in open enrollment. There is no tuition cost to parents for their children's participation in open enrollment. Parents may be charged the same fees as resident students (for example: book and extra-curricular activity fees).

Parents must submit application forms online or to the nonresident school district between February 6th - April 28th, 2017 (for the 2017-2018 school year). All applications MUST BE submitted by 4 PM on April 28, 2017. Recently, Wisconsin Act 114 (Senate Bill 2) has been enacted by the state legislature and signed into law by the governor. It provides certain exceptions for those who are outside the application period. 

Those wishing to apply for open enrollment into the McFarland School District may do so online through the Department of Public Instruction website:

For 2017-2018, enrollment is projected to be over capacity at grades K-8.  Therefore the district will not create waitlists for those grades due to unavailable space. For the following grades, space is available as indicated, thus waitlists will be created if application demand exceeds available open seats.

  Grade Level Space Available 17-18
                        K4 24
  9 7
  10 13
  11 29
  12 25


If you need assistance or the use of a computer, please contact Judy, (608) 838-4581 in the District Office.

McFarland School District
5101 Farwell Street
McFarland, WI 53558
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Direct questions to Judy, (608) 838-4581. Further information and forms are available by contacting the school district, and are also available on the Department of Public Instruction web site:

Los forumularios de inscripcion abierta (Open Enrollment) estan en el sitio Web

  • McFarland School District
  • 5101 Farwell St., McFarland, WI 53558
  • Phone: 608 838-4500 | Fax: 608 838-3074
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