You are here

Administrative Rules

The Policy, Budget and Research Team is responsible for coordinating the process for proposed changes to DPI administrative rules affecting schools, libraries, and the department. Further information on proposed rules by the agency that are currently in process can be found below.

What is a Rule?
 

Under Wis. Stat. 227.01 (13), an administrative rule is defined as "a regulation, standard, statement of policy, or general order of general application which has the effect of law and which is issued by an agency to implement, interpret, or make specific legislation enforced or administered by the agency or to govern the organization or procedure of the agency." Rules may be required because of legislation or court decision, or may be modified through an agency's own initiative. However, agencies such as DPI are only permitted to promulgate an administrative rule if they have the statutory authority to do so. Promulgation activity for administrative rules can take 12-14 months to complete and must be conducted in accordance with Wis. Stat. ch. 227.


Proposed DPI Rules
 

The table below is a list of all rule modifications proposed by the agency that are currently in process. The table is organized by the affected DPI code chapter but may be organized by any of the other columns by clicking on the appropriate column header in the table. The table may be filtered by entering a search term in the search bar at the top of the table. Relevant information on each proposed rule can be found by clicking on the links provided in the rule subject column. Information on each affected code chapter currently in effect can be found by clicking on any item under the affected DPI code chapters column. Information on each promulgation step can be found by clicking on the links provided in the rule history column. Finally, individuals that wish to comment on a proposed rule may do so using the links provided in the public comment column.

Key: SS = Scope statement (permanent and/or emergency rule); CR = Clearinghouse Rule (permanent); EmR = Emergency Rule

  SS/CR/EmR Number Rule Subject Affected DPI Code Chapters Rule History Public Comment
  SS 104-23 Cooperating teachers and school-based supervisors PI 34 Scope statement approved for drafting 12/21/2023 Preliminary comment period closed
  CR 24-019 Educator preparation program background checks for admission PI 34 Submitted to Rules Clearinghouse 2/16/2024 Comment on this rule
  CR 24-009 Substitute teaching PI 34 Submitted to Rules Clearinghouse 2/2/2024; Public hearing scheduled for 3/1/2024 Comment on this rule
  SS 107-23 Eligibility for 5-year, educational interpreter license PI 34 Scope statement approved for drafting 12/21/2023 Preliminary comment period closed
  SS 108-23 School settings for practicum experiences PI 34 Scope statement approved for drafting 12/21/2023 Preliminary comment period closed
 

CR 23-063

Student teaching equivalency (permanent rule) PI 34 Final rule approved by Governor 2/15/2024; Submitted to Legislature 2/16/2024 Comment period closed
  CR 24-008 Eliminate dance license PI 34 Submitted to Rules Clearinghouse 2/2/2024; Public hearing scheduled for 3/1/2024 Comment on this rule
  CR 24-016 Provisions of the tier I professional teaching permit PI 34 Proposed rule submitted to Rules Clearinghouse 2/13/2024; Public hearing scheduled for 3/13/2024 Comment on this rule
  CR 24-010 Issuing a Tier I license with stipulations based on district need PI 34 Submitted to Rules Clearinghouse 2/2/2024; Public hearing scheduled for 3/1/2024 Comment on this rule
  CR 24-018 Trade specialist permits PI 34 Submitted to Rules Clearinghouse 2/16/2024 Comment on this rule
  SS 086-23 Changes to rules governing assessment teams for Tier IV master educator licenses PI 34 Scope statement approved for drafting 11/28/2023 Preliminary comment period closed
  SS 087-23 Innovative and Experimental Teacher Preparation Programs PI 34 Scope statement approved for drafting 11/28/2023 Preliminary comment period closed
  EmR2315 Student teaching equivalency (emergency rule) PI 34 Emergency rule published in WSJ 11/17/2023; Currently in effect through 4/14/2024 Comment period closed
  CR 24-015 Designating the Wisconsin Challenge Academy as an educational entity PI 34 Proposed rule submitted to Rules Clearinghouse 2/13/2024; Public hearing scheduled for 3/13/2024 Comment on this rule
  CR 24-011 Reading requirements for the educator preparation program approval process PI 34 Submitted to Rules Clearinghouse 2/2/2024; Comment period to be held through 3/1/2024 Comment on this rule
  CR 24-017 Clarifying renewal language for educational interpreters and orientation and mobility specialists PI 34 Proposed rule submitted to Rules Clearinghouse 2/13/2024; Public hearing scheduled for 3/13/2024 Comment on this rule
  SS 010-24 Changes to PI 8 as a result of 2021 Wisconsin Act 30 PI 8 Scope statement approved for drafting 2/13/2024 Preliminary comment period closed
  SS 011-24 Revisions to rules governing the commencement of the school term prior to September 1 PI 27 Scope statement approved for drafting 2/13/2024 Comment on this scope statement
  SS 012-24 Changes to PI 40 as a result of 2021 Wisconsin Act 217 PI 40 Scope statement approved for drafting 2/13/2024 Preliminary comment period closed
  SS 024-24 Adopting a code of ethics under ch. PI 34 PI 34 Scope statement published in Administrative Register 2/19/2024 Preliminary comment TBD
  SS 025-24 Options for addressing professional misconduct under PI 34 PI 34 Scope statement published in Administrative Register 2/19/2024 Preliminary comment TBD

External Links