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DPI will hold hearing on two statements of scope relating to pupil nondiscrimination procedures and learning disability criteria

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will hold a preliminary public hearing and comment period to consider promulgation of administrative rules under two statements of scope relating to pupil nondiscrimination procedures and criteria surrounding specific learning disabilities.
 
One of the proposed administrative rules seeks to amend Wis. Admin. Code sec. Ch. PI 9 with respect to the administration of pupil nondiscrimination procedures under Wis. Stat. sec 118.13. The other proposed administrative rule seeks to update Wis. Admin. Code sec. Ch. PI 11 with respect to eligibility criteria for children with specific learning disabilities.
 
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 proposed rule.
 
The DPI will hold the public hearing via teleconference only. 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 scope statement is available on the department's Administrative Rules webpage or the Wisconsin Legislature Rules site. Written comments may be made via the legislature’s webpage for submitting public comment. Questions or additional testimony may be sent by email to the department’s administrative rules coordinator, or sent 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: Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Conference call only; phone number: 608-620-9781; Conference ID: 356 104 579#

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