Wisconsin Statewide Software Program

Statewide Licensing Agreements for Wisconsin PK-12 Schools


The State of Wisconsin, through the cooperative efforts of the Department of Administration and the Department of Public Instruction, has entered into several licensing agreements for the benefit of Wisconsin school districts. The following are software applications for which Wisconsin school districts may utilize statewide contract terms for their own local use. Each contract is different. Districts should review these unique terms prior to engaging.



Esri Geographic Information Systems




A geographic information system (GIS) to visualize, question, analyze, interpret, and understand data to reveal relationships, patterns, and trends.      


Eligible: PK-12 Public Schools -- PK-12 Private Schools -- Formal Youth Clubs -- School Administrators

Contact: See DPI GIS site

Cost: Free


Google Apps for Education (GAFE)




K-12 Web-based email, calendar, documents,and social networking for collaborative study in Google cloud.  


Eligible: PK-12 Public Schools

Contact: https://sites.google.com/site/wiscgapps/cesa-contacts

Cost: Free


Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solution (Wis EES)




Agreement to use Microsoft’s highest volume license program - Enrollment for Education Solution (EES) - offering the most cost effective solutions for school districts. This site has the enrollment paperwork (https://www.publicsector.shidirect.com/CustomerServices/ShowContentAll.aspx?cView=2&cID=89220) and instructions on how to complete it.


Eligible: PK-12 Public Schools -- NOTE: PK-12 Private Schools should contact their current MS LAR about the Wis EES Agreements


Contact: Your local MS LAR or Jared Wells jawell@microsoft.com

Cost: Refer to the price sheets at the web site provided above; discounts are the greatest allowable by Microsoft under this agreement


Sketch Up




SketchUp is 3D modeling software that's easy to learn and engaging for students.


Eligible: PK-12 Public Schools -- NOTE: PK-12 Private Schools can get product at discount (see link above)

Contact: techplan@dpi.wi.gov

Cost: Free

For questions about this information, contact Stuart Ciske (608) 224-5396, Janice Mertes (608) 267-1054