Act 55 - Open Enrollment for Pupils with Disabilities

DATE: 1-17-19

TO: Board of Education

Mark Holzman, Superintendent

FROM: Joanne K. Metzen, Director of Pupil Services

RE: Open Enrollment for Pupils with Disabilities  

Beginning in the 2016-17 school year, Wisconsin Act 55, Open Enrollment changed.  Included in the changes was a new transfer amount of $12,000 for open enrolled pupils with disabilities, as defined by IDEA and Wis. Stats. § 115.76 (5). School Districts can no longer bill for services for open enrolled students with disabilities. In addition, School boards are required to designate the number of special education spaces available for the next school year. Space determinations must be made and approved by the school board at its January board meeting.


Space availability in special education was determined by:


  1. Documenting Projected Enrollment in each Program/Service
  2. Determining the Suggested Enrollment for each program/service by utilizing a document provided by DPI with Statewide Caseload Suggestions
  3. Determining the Working Capacity for the program/service which is 95% of the maximum suggested enrollment
  4. Calculating the Open Enrollment Ceiling with the ceiling determined at  90% of working capacity for elementary and middle school school and district wide programs and 100% of the working capacity at the high school
  5. Determining Space Available by comparing the Open Enrollment Ceiling to the Projected Enrollment looking specifically at the Teacher Student Ratio. If our projected enrollment is at, or higher than the Open Enrollment Ceiling, the program is closed.

Key:


Grade Level

EC= Early Childhood

4K = Four Year Old Kindergarten

EL = Elementary (5K - grade 5)

MS= Middle School (grades 6-8)

HS= High School (grades 9-12)

DW= District Wide




Schools

Je = Jefferson

Ja = Jackson

Fr = Franklin

Ma = Madison

Mo = Monroe

Rv = Riverview (Note: elementary school)

Wa = Washington

Wi = Wilson

LHS = Lincoln High School

McK = McKinley Academy

MCCP = Manitowoc County Comprehensive Program


Program/Service(in order they appear)

SLD= Specific Learning Disabilities

ID = Intellectual Disabilities

IDS= Intellectual Disabilities Severe

EBD= Emotional Behavioral Disabilities

EBDS= Emotional Behavioral Disabilities Severe

SL= Speech and Language

CC = Cross Categorical (in this case serving 3 or more disability areas)

PT= Physical Therapy

OT = Occupational Therapy

HI = Hearing Impairment

VI= Visual Impairment


Other

T:S Ratio = Teacher : Student Ratio




Program/
Service

Projected Enrollment 2019-20  


(#) = number of teachers when there is more than one or less than one



Suggested Enrollment



per DPI

Working Capacity



95% of suggested enrollment

Open Enrollment Ceiling


90% of working capacity for Elementary and Middle School and District-wide programs and 100% of working capacity for High School

Space Available 2019-20

EC

EC 24 (2)


TOTAL:               24


T:S Ratio:    1:12

16

15

14

4

4K

4K 26 (2.5)


(including

Head Start)


TOTAL:               26


T:S Ratio:    1:11.3

14

13

12

4

EL SLD

Je    17 (2)

Ja    11

Fr    26 (2)

Ma  09

Mo  11

Rv     16


TOTAL:               90


T:S Ratio:    1:10

12

11

10

Closed Program










EC-5K SL

EC-5K SL 81(3)


TOTAL:               81



T:S Ratio:    1:27

26

25

23

Closed Program





EL ID

Je    09

Ja    11

Fr    09

Ma  08

Mo  12

Rv    12 (2)


TOTAL:               61


T:S Ratio:    1:8.7

09

09

08

Closed Program

EL IDS

Je    N/A

Ja    N/A

Fr    10 (2)

Ma  N/A

Mo  N/A

Rv    08


TOTAL:               18


T:S Ratio:        1:6

07

07

06

Closed Program

EL EBD

Je    08

Ja    10

Fr    10

Ma  08

Mo  N/A

Rv    N/A


TOTAL:               36


T:S Ratio:    1:9

11

10

09

Closed Program










EL EBDS

Je         N/A

Ja         10

Fr         N/A

Ma       N/A

Mo      N/A

Rv         N/A

MCCP   02(0.4)


TOTAL: 12        



      

T:S Ratio:    1:8.5

08

08

07

Closed Program













EL SL

Je    52

Ja    32

Fr    52

Ma  25 (0.5)

Mo  48

Rv    40


TOTAL:             249


T:S Ratio:  1:45.3

35

33

30

Closed Program

MS SLD

Wa  56 (4)

Wi   36 (3)


TOTAL:               92


T:S Ratio:    1:13.1

14

13

12

Closed Program

MS ID

Wa  19 (2)

Wi   11


TOTAL:               30


T:S Ratio:       1:10

10

10

09

Closed Program

MS IDS

Wa  N/A

Wi   09


TOTAL:               09


T:S Ratio:          1:9

08

08

07

Closed Program






MS EBD/EBDS

Wa       17 (2)

Wi        11

MCCP  09 (1.6)


TOTAL:       37    


T:S Ratio:    1:8

09

09

08

Closed Program

MS SL

Wa  31 (0.5)

Wi   34


TOTAL:               65



T:S Ratio:     1:43.3

40

38

34






Closed Program







HS SLD

LHS  131 (6)


TOTAL:             131


T:S Ratio:  1:21.8

15

14

14

Closed Program

HS ID

LHS  30 (3)


TOTAL:               30


T:S Ratio:  1:10

10

10

10

Closed Program

HS IDS

LHS 08


TOTAL:               8


T:S Ratio:       1:8

08

08

08

Closed Program

HS EBD/EBDS

LHS 49 (3)


TOTAL:              49


T:S Ratio:     1:16.3

12

11

11

Closed Program





HS SL

(includes LHS, McK and Next Step)

HS   40 (1)


TOTAL:               40


T:S Ratio:       1:40

40

38

38

Closed Program

McK CC

McK 08


TOTAL:               8


T:S Ratio:      1:8

08

08

08

Closed Program

DW PT

District Wide TOTAL:               55



T:S Ratio:       1:55



Note: There is support from a PT Assistant.

45

43

39

Closed Program











DW OT

District Wide


TOTAL:     200 (5)                   


T:S Ratio:    1:40

30

29

26

Closed Program

DW HI

District Wide


TOTAL:         25 (2)


T:S Ratio:    1:12.5

10

10

09

Closed Program

DW VI

District Wide TOTAL:               10


T:S Ratio:       N/A

(time contracted through CESA 7)

11

10

09

Closed Program


Contracted through CESA 7 - Excluded from OE caps

18-21 Year Old Programming UW-Manitowoc

UW-Manitowoc

TOTAL:               11


T:S Ratio:       1:11

08

08

08

Closed Program




18-21 Year Old Programming at Next Step Connections (Apartment)

Next Step Connections (Apartment)

TOTAL:              9


T:S Ratio:       1:9

08

08

08

Closed Program



For those of you who would like to read more about the  Act 55 Open Enrollment, click http://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/open-enrollment/pdf/qa-16-17-oe-changes.pdf . You can find a Questions and Answers document with information regarding the changes to the open enrollment law concerning pupils with disabilities.


If you have any questions, or would like additional information, I can be reached at 920-686-4740 or metzenj@mpsd.k12.wi.us.