Please share this information with your support group and other homeschoolers you know.
• The Wisconsin school census statute requires local public school districts to report each year to the DPI the number of public and private school students, including homeschoolers, in their district. (See Wisconsin statute 120.18 Annual School District Report at http://nxt.legis.state.wi.us/nxt/gateway.dll?f=templates&fn=default.htm&d=stats&jd=120.18)
• Homeschoolers refusing to provide information for the report could trigger legislation that would require more information from homeschoolers. Also, responding in the way WPA suggests below is easy and does not give the state any more information than it already has.
• We are writing this now because a national homeschool organization has misinformed homeschoolers about the school census law and advised Wisconsin homeschoolers that they can refuse to provide information for the census.