ContactTom McCarthy, DPI Communications Director, (608) 266-3559
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will conduct a preliminary public hearing from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on May 29 on a statement of scope related to changes to lifetime licensure (PI 34) as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Act 206.
The hearing will be held at the DPI’s headquarters, GEF 3, Room P41, 125 South Webster Street, Madison. The hearing site is fully accessible to people with disabilities. For those who cannot attend the hearing, written comments sent to the department will be given the same consideration as public testimony.
The preliminary hearing will consider scope statement SS 050-18, which describes the scope of rules to be developed that will specify the completion of six semesters of experience for the purpose of receiving a lifetime license and define what it means for educators to be regularly employed in education as a condition of maintaining a lifetime license.
A statement of scope is prepared in advance of any rule that an agency plans to promulgate. It includes a description of the objective of the rule, a description of existing policies relevant to the rule and an analysis of policy alternatives, the statutory authority for the rule, estimates of the amount of time that is expected to develop the rule, a description of entities affected by the rule, and a summary of any federal regulation that is intended to address the activities to be regulated by the rule. As the rule is promulgated, the department will conduct an additional public hearing or hearings and comment period for the emergency and proposed permanent administrative rule.
A copy of the scope statement is available on the department’s Administrative Rules webpage or the Wisconsin Legislature Rules site. Written comments may be submitted in lieu of testimony by May 31 online or sent to the department’s administrative rules coordinator by e-mail or U.S. mail. Send to Carl Bryan, 125 South Webster Street, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.