This hearing is to accept public testimony on proposed permanent rule Clearinghouse Rule 21-082, relating to general updates to open enrollment procedures. The objective of the proposed rule is to make the following updates that are necessary for improving the administration of ch. PI 36 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code: 1) clarifying s. PI 36.04 (3) (d) and (e) to specify that a student’s open enrollment application does not need to be guaranteed approval if special education services are not available in the nonresident school district; 2) clarifying s. PI 36.06 (1) (b) to specify that a parent is prohibited from submitting multiple applications to the same nonresident school district for the same school year if their initial application has been denied; 3) conforming s. PI 36.06 (1) (b) to recent changes in statute under 2021 Wisconsin Act 19 and specifying that applications to virtual charter schools do not count toward the 3 nonresident school district maximum; 4) creating s. PI 36.09 to specify that school attendance enforcement responsibility goes back to the resident school district after a pupil’s open enrollment is terminated; and 5) clarifying s. PI 36.13 (4) to specify that open enrollment transportation reimbursement claims submitted after July 15 of the school year in which transportation was provided will not be paid.
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 proposed rule is available on the department's Administrative Rules webpage or the Wisconsin Legislature Rules site. Written comments on the proposed permanent rule 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 Carl Bryan, administrative rules coordinator. via the Legislature’s form for submitting public comment. Questions or additional testimony on the rules may be sent by email to the department’s administrative rules coordinator or by U.S. mail to Carl Bryan, administrative rules coordinator, 125 South Webster Street, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.
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