Monday, December 6, 2021 - 2:00 p.m.
Preliminary public hearing and comment period to consider promulgation of administrative rules under a statement of scope on a proposed permanent rule, SS 105-21, relating to calculation of aid under the achievement gap reduction program.
The objective of the proposed rule is to make updates to ch. PI 24 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code with respect to the calculation and payment of aid under the achievement gap reduction (AGR) program. The proposed rule will provide that school districts participating in the AGR program shall use prior year enrollment data to calculate the number of low-income pupils enrolled in a grade eligible for funding under the AGR program in the eligible school.
Pursuant to s. 227.135 (1), Stats., a statement of scope is prepared in advance of any rule that an agency plans to promulgate. A preliminary public hearing and comment period on a statement of scope does not relieve the agency of its obligation to hold an agency hearing on proposed rules after proposed rules are available for review. When a proposed rule is available for review, the department will conduct additional public hearings on the proposed rule.
The Department will hold the public hearing by teleconference only. Written comments received no later than the date of the hearing will be given the same consideration as testimony presented at the hearing.
A copy of the scope statement is available on the department's Administrative Rules webpage. Written comments on the statements of scope may be made via the Legislature’s webpage for submitting public comment. Questions or additional testimony on the rules may be sent by email to the department’s administrative rules coordinator.