In Wisconsin, schools must serve a diverse student population, including those in public, private, homeschooling, charter, and special education programs. Non-traditional students are those whose enrollment spans different educational settings, such as being homeschooled or attending a private school while receiving services from a public or charter school. To document this enrollment overlap in WISEdata for resource allocation purposes as part of the pupil count, the public or charter school creates a "Residency Status History" record for these non-traditional students.
Head to the "State Rpt" tab on the "View Student Data" page to add or edit a "Residency Status History" record for a non-traditional student.
Step One: Enter a student's name in the "Find" field to select a student needing a non-traditional enrollment record.
Step Two: Click the "+ Add new record" button below "Residency Status History:" or click the "Edit" link to add a new or update an existing residency status record for the selected student.
Helpful Tip: Click the "Delete" link to remove a program history record if it was added in error.
Step Three: Select the appropriate option from the "Residency Status" drop-down list to define the selected student's non-traditional enrollment situation.
Helpful Tip: Not sure of which status to select? Head to the Wisconsin DPI website and refer to the "Non-Traditional WISEdata Situations" guide for more details.
Step Four: Select the appropriate option from the "Residency Education Organization" drop-down list to define the education organization associated with the student's address.
Step Five: Enter the appropriate date in the "Begin Date" field or simply click the calendar icon to define the start of the selected student's non-traditional enrollment.
Helpful Tip: Enter the first day of the current school year if you are unsure of the actual start date of the student's residency status to complete the record.
Step Six (optional): Enter the appropriate date in the "End Date" field or simply click the calendar icon to define the end of the selected student's non-traditional enrollment if the enrollment status has ended or changed.
Step Seven: Click the "Insert" link to add the new non-traditional enrollment record or click the "Cancel" link to discard changes.