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Archived Rules

The following final rules are in effect and incorporated into the DPI Administrative Code. Further information on the rule promulgation process can be found by clicking on the Administrative Rules home page. The list of all proposed rule modifications that are currently in process can be viewed either by chapter or by promulgation step.


2017-18 Legislative Session Archived Rules

Revising PI 1 Relating to Revising Complaint and Appeals Procedures. This proposed rule aims to update the chapter to conform with statute. This rule will effectively cover all of the types of appeals and complaints that the Department is required by law to hear. The effective date of this rule was February 1, 2018.

Revising PI 1 Relating to Youth Options Program Appeals. Chapter PI 1 describes the Department’s process for hearing appeals which do not have specific procedures already prescribed by statute or regulation and provides certain exceptions to complaint and appeals procedures where other, more specific statutes or rules apply, including the granting of high school credit and number of high school credits to be awarded to a pupil participating in the youth options program. 2017 Wisconsin Act 59 eliminated the youth options program. As such, the reference to appeals relating to the youth options program under PI 1 is an unauthorized rule and should be repealed. The effective date of this rule was September 1, 2018.

Revising PI 2, 9, and 14 Relating to Red Tape Review of rules governing school district boundary appeals, pupil nondiscrimination, and school finance. As a result of the Assembly Education Committee’s Red Tape Review of administrative rules, the Department proposes to address requested changes to rules governing school district boundary appeals, pupil nondiscrimination, and school finance. The effective date of this rule was February 1, 2018.

Revising PI 12, 18, 20 and 27 Relating to Technical corrections to rules governing the Wisconsin Education Services Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, high school graduation standards, disposition of funds, and commencement of school term. As a result of the Assembly Education Committee’s Red Tape Review of administrative rules, the Department issues technical changes to the administrative rules governing the Wisconsin Education Services Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, high school graduation standards, disposition of funds, and the commencement of school term. The effective date of this rule was January 1, 2018.

Revising PI 17 Relating to Changes to Summer and Interim Session Classes. The proposed rule aims to modify existing policies and practices around items such as membership calculations, eligible fund sources and credit requirements. The effective date of this rule was May 1, 2017.

Revising PI 24 Relating to Changes as a Result of 2011 Wisconsin Act 105 and 2015 Wisconsin Act 53. This proposed rule change aligns PI 24 with the changes made as a result of 2011 Wisconsin Act 105 and 2015 Wisconsin Act 53 with respect to the calculation and payment of state aid under the Student Achievement Guarantee in Education (SAGE) program and the newly-created Achievement Gap Reduction (AGR) program. The effective date of this rule was November 1, 2017.

Creating PI 29 Relating to Robotics Competition Grants. This emergency rule will create a new rule chapter, PI 29, to implement the robotics competition grants for the 2016-17 school year. The rule will also provide clarification to ensure that the Department’s implementation of the program meets legislative intent. The effective date of this rule was September 2nd 2016 until May 29, 2017.

Revising PI 30 Relating to High Cost Special Education Aid. The objective of the proposed rule is to modify PI 30 to reflect changes in the statutes as a result of 2015 Wisconsin Act 55 and to update the rule to reflect changes in agency practice. The effective date of this rule was May 1, 2017.

Creating PI 33 Relating to Whole Grade Sharing. Creates a new rule chapter to implement whole grade sharing as a result of the changes under 2015 Wisconsin Act 55. The effective date of this rule was February 1, 2018.

Revising PI 34 Relating to Emergency Licensure Changes to PI 34. This emergency rule aims to modify PI 34 to create additional flexibility and efficiency in providing licensure for school personnel for the upcoming 2016-17 school year. The effective date of this rule was August 22, 2016 until May 19, 2017.

Revising PI 34 Relating to Flexible Licensing Options Under PI 34 (Permanent Revisions as a result of Emergency Rule 1623). In order to continue implementing solutions that help school districts address critical staff shortages, this proposed rule aims to modify PI 34 to create additional flexibility and efficiency in providing licensure for school personnel by making the changes created by Emergency Rule 1623 permanent. The proposed rule may add additional changes to make teacher licensing more flexible. The effective date of this rule was June 1, 2017.

Revising PI 34 Relating to Changes to PI 34 as a Result of 2015 Wisconsin Act 259. The proposed rule will make any necessary changes to PI 34 as a result of 2015 Wisconsin Act 259 with respect to experience-based licensure for vocational education subjects under s. 118.191 (1), Stats. The effective date of this rule was October 1, 2017.

Revising PI 34 Relating to Stakeholder Workgroups Revisions to Licensure. Through its work with stakeholder groups, the Department has identified administrative rule changes that help school districts address teacher shortages with the goal of attracting people into the teaching profession and prepare them for work. In order to continue implementing solutions that help school districts address staffing difficulties, the proposed rule’s objective is to provide further flexibility, transparency, and clarity around the teacher licensing process. The effective date of this rule was August 1, 2018.

Revising PI 49 Relating to Revisions to the Special Needs Scholarship Program. 2015 Wisconsin Act 55 created the Special Needs Scholarship Program, which first became effective in the 2016-17 school year. Based on feedback from participating schools and school districts and items identified during the first year implementation of the Program, modifications to the current rule are needed to better assist schools and the Department in the administration of the Program. The effective date of this rule was May 1, 2017.


 

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