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Hearing set Aug. 25 on rules for SAGE and Achievement Gap Reduction aid payments

Tuesday, August 9, 2016


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

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will conduct a hearing in August to accept public testimony on modifications to rules for the Student Achievement Guarantee in Education (SAGE) program and the recently created Achievement Gap Reduction program so the administrative rules align with current law.

The Aug. 25 hearing on the proposed permanent rules will be held from 2:30 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.

The proposed permanent rules will align administrative code (PI 24) with the statutory changes made as a result of 2011 Wisconsin Act 105, related to the Student Achievement Guarantee in Education program, and 2015 Wisconsin Act 53 with respect to the calculation and payment of state aid under the recently created Achievement Gap Reduction program.

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 Sept. 6.

A copy of the proposed permanent rules as well as the fiscal estimate are available online. Copies of these materials can be requested and written comments submitted by sending an e-mail 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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