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December 10, 2021

Friday, December 10, 2021

Contents of this DPI Biweekly Mailing:

New Amendment to Accountability Statute and Notification Requirement

An amendment to our accountability statute [115.385(4)] and school notification requirements in § 118.57 (1), Wis. Stats., has been passed and is effective immediately. Schools and school boards must add “the youth apprenticeship program” to the list of educational opportunities high schools publish as a class 1 notice, under ch. 985, and post on its internet site. This amendment applies only to high schools and does not affect the information on a school district’s report cards.

As in the past, schools must post their educational opportunities to their internet site by January 31. Youth apprenticeship is one type of work-based learning (WBL) and is currently included in the aggregated WBL calculation of the report card. However, to meet the amended notification requirement, high schools that make youth apprenticeships available will need to state this specifically.

Any questions about youth apprenticeship programs can be directed to Karin Smith at