LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) -

Parents looking to send their kids to a different school district in the fall should apply now.

Wisconsin's open enrollment period started this week and runs through the end of April.

The three month period gives parents the choice to send their kids to other school districts.

The La Crosse School District says in just La Crosse County about 1,000 students move around.

And while there is no advantage to applying early, officials say it helps their process tremendously. "Because that helps both the sending school district and the receiving school district appropriately develop their staffing plan," said La Crosse School District's Exec. Dir. of Business Services Janet Rosseter.

Open Enrollment also impacts school funding. Each student is worth a few thousand dollars for the budgets.