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Sep 16

It’s time to focus on learning, not on political games

A message from State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly regarding legislation currently in process
State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly issued the following statement today relating to current legislation.   “Back to school is a time for...
Sep 03

Department to hold hearing and comment period on proposed administrative rule related to open enrollment procedures

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will hold a preliminary public hearing and comment period to consider promulgation of...
Aug 27

DPI allocates $10.9 million to support mental health resources, AODA programming in schools

Agency’s SSPW team awards 219 grants to districts, consortiums, and charter schools
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s Student Services/Prevention and Wellness team recently distributed $10.9 million to...
Aug 25

Please do your part to keep our schools open

A message from State Superintendent Jill Underly as the 2021-22 school year begins
Our schools unite us. They are the bedrock of our communities and are where our children grow as individuals. They are a place where kids of all...
Aug 18

DPI to distribute $10 million to support students experiencing homelessness

Federal grant funds to aid districts in identifying, increasing access to students
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will allocate more than $10 million in federal grant funds to aid school districts in...
Aug 11

State superintendent releases statement on SB/AB 411

MADISON — State Superintendent Jill Underly issued the following statement today relating to SB/AB 411, which is being discussed at the Joint...
Aug 09

DPI strongly recommends use of updated COVID-19 guidelines in school buildings

Recommendations include mask wearing, physical distancing, and increased mitigation efforts
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is strongly recommending school districts use newly updated COVID-19 recommendations when...
Jul 27

Annual income guidelines set for school and day care meals

MADISON —The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service recently updated the income eligibility guidelines for meals served at schools...
Jul 27

State superintendent statement on inaction by legislature

MADISON — State Superintendent Jill Underly issued the following statement today regarding inaction by the Wisconsin State Legislature to provide...
Jul 23

State superintendent to visit Chilton Public Library

State Superintendent Jill Underly will discuss the work being done to offer inclusive library services, and the need for additional resources for...