Thursday, April 16, 2020
DPI Media Line, (608) 266-3559
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will hold a preliminary public hearing and comment period to consider promulgation of emergency rules under a statement of scope amending Wis. Admin. Code ch. PI 17, relating to expanding virtual summer and interim session courses. The rule proposes to expand the grade levels in which school districts and County Children with Disabilities Education Boards may receive state aid in providing virtual instruction during summer and interim session courses.
Pursuant to Wis. Stat. 227.135(1), 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, an analysis of policy alternatives, the statutory authority for the rule, estimates of the amount of time 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 for the emergency rules.
Due to restrictions adopted because of the COVID-19 emergency declaration, the DPI will hold the public hearing via teleconference. Written comments received no later than the date of the hearing will be given the same consideration as testimony presented at the hearing.
A copy of the proposed rules is available on the department's Administrative Rules webpage or the Wisconsin Legislature Rules site. Written comment may be submitted online in lieu of testimony by April 23 using this form, or sent 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.
WHAT: Public hearing on statements of scope for administrative rules
WHEN: Thursday, April 23, 2020 from 10-11 a.m.
WHERE: Conference call only
Phone number: 608-620-9781
Conference ID: 220 029 048#