WCRIS supports the unique missions of member schools through advocacy, education and partnerships,
to ensure an extraordinary education and equitable opportunity for each child.

Keep Busing Services by Meeting Looming Deadlines

Keep Busing Services by Meeting Looming Deadlines
The annual busing deadlines for private schools outlined in state law are fast approaching.

While state law has NOT changed in regards to busing services for private school children, WCRIS schools across the state are seeing attempts to change their students’ busing privileges because public school districts are under tremendous financial pressure to control costs. Busing services for private school students have become a favorite place to cut costs.

Your private school will be well-served come Fall, if you have all of your paperwork in order, and have met the following deadlines...
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DPI Releases ESSA Private School Consultation Form

April 20, 2017
WCRIS Instrumental in Form's Creation
We are nearing the end of the 2016-17 school year. Under the most recent reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), called the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), this year was a transitional period for the new rules regulating these federal Title programs. Changes to the ESSA require public school districts to engage in [...]
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Capitol Update

April 13, 2017
April 2017
The Wisconsin Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee removed 83 items from the Governor’s proposed 2017-19 budget, including two initiatives that would have affected private schools: Deleting a required minimum hours of teaching in public, private charter and voucher schools. This policy would have a made Wisconsin the only state without a minimum requirement for hours of [...]
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Come Share Your Expertise at the 2017 WCRIS Professional Learning Conference

April 07, 2017
Call for Presenters
Why settle for being an attendee at the first-ever WCRIS Professional Learning Conference for Private School Teachers when you can be a session presenter? This exciting new conference will be held on August 11, 2017 at the Glacier Canyon Lodge in the WI Dells. Principals please share this professional development opportunity with your teaching staff and [...]
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  1. All children have the right to quality, affordable education.
  2. Economic status should not determine whether a child receives a quality education.
  3. Our educational system must be designed to facilitate the growth of quality educational institutions, both public and private.
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