Choice/Charter Schools

RPB has helped Milwaukee’s private schools cope with the numerous accounting, financial and compliance reporting requirements of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) since its inception in 1991. RPB has provided these services to the Racine Parental Choice Program (RPCP) and the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP) since their inceptions in 2011 and 2013, respectively. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, School Choice Wisconsin and the Archdiocese of Milwaukee recognize RPB for its unsurpassed knowledge in school choice matters.

The RPB Difference

We currently serve over 60 schools participating in the MPCP, RPCP, and WPCP. In that total is a mixed balance of religious and non-religious private schools. RPB’s dedicated school choice audit team is experienced and well-trained in the Choice program’s unique reporting requirements. Our audit teams are thoroughly trained to assist schools with understanding and implementing these requirements.

RPB is recognized for our unique knowledge and expertise in the numerous financial reporting and compliance requirements of the Choice program. Through a working group consisting of representatives from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and School Choice Wisconsin, we are able to advocate on behalf of all of the firm’s School Choice School clients.

“We heard RPB had many schools as clients and regularly collaborated with DPI on various financial matters. We wanted to align with an audit firm that was knowledgeable about the MPCP, was respected by DPI, and that had “a seat at the table” when establishing compliance requirements. RPB is knowledgeable, client-focused, professional, and I’ve always appreciated their willingness to advocate for our schools when DPI raises audit-related questions.”

Dick Laabs, Lumin Schools

Our goal is to maximize the retention of a school’s Choice funding as allowed by the program’s needs and regulations.

Our services include:

  • Full GAAP audits
  • Enrollment audit reports
  • Fiscal and internal control practices reports
  • Accounting assistance
  • Consulting
  • School staff training
  • Account software installation and training
  • Budget and cash flow report assistance