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Hearing on High Cost Special Education rules set for Nov. 17

Wednesday, November 2, 2016


Tom McCarthy, DPI Communications Director, (608) 266-3559

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will conduct a hearing in November to accept public testimony on proposed permanent rules related to High Cost Special Education Aid.

The Nov. 17 hearing will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. at the DPI’s headquarters, GEF 3, Room P41, 125 South Webster Street, Madison. For those who cannot attend the hearing, written comments sent to the department will be given the same consideration as public testimony.

State law, 2015 Wisconsin Act 55, revised eligibility criteria for High Cost Special Education Aid from 90 percent of student costs to 70 percent of student costs that are above $30,000 per student. The proposed changes to Chapter PI 30 will bring the administrative rules into alignment with current law and department practices.

The hearing site is fully accessible to people with disabilities. Those who cannot attend the public hearing may provide written comments. Send comments on the proposed rules via U.S. mail or e‑mail to the addresses below no later than Nov. 28.

A copy of the proposed rules and the fiscal estimate are available at Copies of these materials can be requested and written comments submitted by sending an e‑mail to or by writing to Carl Bryan, budget and policy analyst and administrative rules coordinator, DPI, 125 South Webster Street, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707‑7841. 

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