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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 (Note: Click here or scroll down for previous 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 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 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.


2015-16 Legislative Session Archived Rules

Revising PI 5 Relating to the Passing Score for GED Tests. This proposed rule will address the GED passing score in PI 5. The effective date of this rule was August 1, 2016.

Revising PI 8 Relating to Technical Changes as a Result of 2013 Wisconsin Act 257. This proposed rule change will align PI 8 with the statutory changes as a result of 2013 Wisconsin Act 257 with respect to number of school days and hours of instruction. The effective date of this rule was April 1, 2016.

Revising PI 8 Relating to Standards for School District Instructional Design and Programs. The Department proposes to make revisions to PI 8 to address new and innovative instructional delivery models. The effective date of this rule was August 1, 2016.

Revising PI 11 Relating to Intellectual Disability Terminology and Concepts.  This proposed rule change may adjust the terminology, definition, and eligibility, or a combination thereof, to align with language used in federal law and with the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities' classification manual. The effective date of this rule was September 1, 2015.

Revising PI 11 Relating to Identification of Children with Significant Developmental Delay.  20 USC 1401(3)(B) permits the identification of children with significant developmental delay through the age of nine rather than six.  This proposed rule change will consider changes to PI 11 based on that option. The effective date of this rule was September 1, 2015.

Revising PI 11 and 18 Relating to Changes As A Result of 2011 Wisconsin Act 105.  This proposed rule change will align chs. PI 11 and 18 with the statutory changes made as a result of 2011 Wisconsin Act 105. The effective date of this rule was August 1, 2016.

Revising PI 15 Relating to Revenue Limit Exemptions for Energy Efficiencies.  This rule change will modify PI 15 to reflect changes in the corresponding statutes as a result of 2011 Wisconsin Act 32 and 2013 Wisconsin Act 20. The effective date of this rule was May 1, 2016.

Revising PI 17 Relating to Changes as a Result of 2013 Wisconsin Act 257.  This proposed rule change will modify PI 17 as a result of the statutory changes made in 2013 Wisconsin Act 257. The effective date of this rule was February 1, 2016.

Revising PI 26 Relating to Academic and Career Planning and Education for Employment Plans and Programs.  This proposed rule will update PI 26 to implement the new academic and career planning requirements and connect school districts' Education for Employment Plans and Programs to the new academic and career planning requirements. The effective date of this rule was December 1, 2015.

Revising PI 34 Relating to Technical Changes Needed As A Result of 2013-15 Budget.  This proposed rule change is needed to align PI 34 with the statutory changes in the 2013-15 budget. The effective date of this rule was August 1, 2015.

Revising PI 34 Relating to Changes as a Result of 2015 Wisconsin Act 55. This rule will make any necessary changes to PI 34 as a result of 2015 Wisconsin Act 55 with respect to the new license types provided under s. 115.28 (7) (a), Stats. The effective date of this rule was August 1, 2016.

Revising PI 34 Relating to Changes to Accreditation and the Definition of Institution of Higher Education as a Result of 2015 Wisconsin Act 55. The proposed rule will make changes to PI 34 as a result of 2015 Wisconsin Act 55 with respect to accreditation provided under s. 118.19 (3) (a) and 118.19 (17), Stats. The effective date of this rule was August 1, 2016.

Revising PI 34 Relating to Updating PI 34 License Titles. The proposed rule is a technical change to update license titles in PI 34 to reflect new terminology provided under Wis. Admin. Code Chapter PI 11 relating to children with disabilities. The effective date of this rule was August 1, 2016.

Revising PI 35 Relating to the Parental Choice Program for Students Residing in the City of Milwaukee.  This rule needs to be updated to reflect statutory changes and changes in practice. The effective date of this rule is August 1, 2016.

Revising PI 36 Relating to Changes to Open Enrollment. This proposed technical change is needed to align PI 36 with the changes in Open Enrollment statutes as a result of 2015 Wisconsin Act 55 and clarify some provisions following the repeal and recreate of PI 36 in September 2014. The effective date of this rule is August 1, 2016.

Revising PI 36 Relating to Eliminating Part Time Open Enrollment. The objective of the proposed rule is a technical change to repeal sections of PI 36 that are obsolete due to the enactment of 2013 Wisconsin Act 20 relating to the part time open enrollment program. The effective date of this rule was August 1, 2016.

Revising PI 37 Relating to 2013-15 Budget Changes to Grants for Master Educators and Nationally Board Certified Educators.  This proposed rule change is needed to align PI 37 with the statutory changes in the 2013-15 budget. The effective date of this rule was November 1, 2015.

Revising PI 37 Relating to Changes as a Result of 2015 Wisconsin Act 55. This proposed technical change is needed to align PI 37 with the income eligibility changes in s. 115.42 (2) (c) as a result of 2015 Wisconsin Act 55. The effective date of this rule was February 1, 2016.

Revising PI 45 Relating to Changes as a result of 2013 Wisconsin Act 115.  This proposed rule change will align PI 45 with the statutory changes made as a result of 2013 Wisconsin Act 115. The effective date of this rule was September 1, 2015.

Creating PI 48 Relating to the Parental Choice Program for Eligible School Districts and Other School Districts.  A rule needs to be created to govern the implementation and administration of both the Racine and statewide parental choice programs. The effective date of this rule was August 1, 2016.

Creating PI 49 Relating to the Special Needs Scholarship Program. The proposed rule is needed to implement the Special Needs Scholarship Program provided under s. 115.7915, Stats., as a result of the 2015-17 budget, 2015 Wisconsin Act 55. The effective date of this rule was November 1, 2016.

Creating PI 80 Relating to Community Programs and Services (Fund 80). This permanent rule creates Chapter PI 80, as required by 2013 Wisconsin Act 306. Under 2013 Wisconsin Act 306, the department must define ineligible costs related to community programs and services. The effective date of this rule was May 1, 2015.


 

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