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In April 1990 as part of its evaluation of the Wisconsin “Learnfare” experiment for the Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Employment and Training Institute surveyed the district administrators of the 429 public school districts in Wisconsin to solicit information on the implementation of “Learnfare” in their districts. In all, 351 school districts responded to the survey (82% of the total), including all districts in the state with forty or more AFDC teens under the “Learnfare” requirement. About a fourth of the districts reported that they have been involved in meetings with their county social service agency to discuss policies or programs relating to the implementation of Learnfare. A sixth of the districts reported that their school staff were involved in in-service training regarding the Learnfare policy.