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Rules hearing scheduled Nov. 10 on summer learning opportunities

Thursday, October 27, 2016

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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 summer and interim session classes.

The Nov. 10 hearing 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.

Specifically the proposed administrative rules (Chapter PI 17)

  • align summer and interim session coursework — including academic field trips, musical performances, and agricultural and other scholastic competitions — with regular academic curriculum;
  • provide funding flexibility by clarifying that federal funds can be used to support summer and interim session learning;
  • allow open enrolled students attending a summer or interim session course to be included in a district’s membership count for aid and revenue limit purposes; and
  • remove barriers to collaborative programs developed by local schools that serve students through community or business partners.

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. 21.

A copy of the proposed rules and the fiscal estimate are available at https://dpi.wi.gov/policy-budget/administrative-rules. Copies of these materials can be requested and written comments submitted by sending an e‑mail to adminrules@dpi.wi.gov 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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