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Hearing May 28 on revisions to educator licensure rules

Tuesday, May 21, 2019


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MADISON — The Department of Public Instruction will conduct a hearing from 1:30 to 3 p.m. May 28 at department headquarters, GEF 3, Room P41, 125 South Webster Street, Madison, to receive public testimony on emergency and proposed permanent rules related to educator licensing.

The department recently issued an overhaul of rules governing educator licensure based on revisions recommended through a stakeholder workgroup, which became effective August 1, 2018. Upon further review, the department has identified further points of clarification within the rule to ensure the department can administer educator licensing with maximum efficiency. Details are listed in the proposed rule text.

Those intending to testify at the hearing will be required to present photo identification at the security desk near the Webster Street public entrance. Those using the building’s Butler Street handicapped accessible entrance should press a doorbell for admittance and check in with security.

Written comments received no later than May 31 will be given the same consideration as testimony presented at the hearing. Written comments on the emergency and proposed permanent rules may be made via the department’s form for submitting public comment. Questions or additional testimony on the rules may be sent by email to the department’s administrative rules coordinator,, or by U.S. mail to Carl Bryan, administrative rules coordinator, 125 South Webster Street, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.

The text of the proposed rules is available on the department’s administrative rules website, or the Wisconsin Legislature's Clearinghouse Rules site.

WHAT: Public hearing on revisions to rules governing educator licensure

WHEN: Tuesday, May 28, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

WHERE: GEF 3, Room P41, 125 South Webster Street, Madison

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