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Proposed Rules - Sorted by Step

The following information lists all rule modifications proposed by the agency that are currently in process, sorted by each step in the promulgation process. Further information on the rule promulgation process can be found by clicking on the Administrative Rules home page or by clicking on any of the promulgation steps below. The list of all final rules that have been promulgated can be found by clicking on the Archived Rules page.


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DPI Statements of Scope


Revising PI 6 Relating to Library System Standards and Librarian Certification (SS 032-17). The proposed rule seeks to amend current administrative rules governing public libraries with respect to establishing minimum standards for public library system services through better library system coordination, as well as supporting and ensuring effective leadership and service to the public through the library director certification program. The rule will also set standards for public library systems to meet in providing and measuring training and continuing education provided to public library trustees and staff, including directors.

Revising PI 11 Relating to Standards for Disproportionality in Special Education and LEA Determinations (SS 115-18). The proposed rule will amend Chapter PI 11 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code and establish standards and/or criteria related to significant disproportionality in special education and local education agency (LEA) determinations under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Revising PI 13 Relating to English Learner Designations under ESSA (SS 033-18). The proposed rule amends ch. PI 13 of the DPI Administrative Code to implement designation for English Learner (EL) pupils as a result of new requirements established in ESSA.

Revising PI 34 Relating to Cleanup Revisions to Educator License Rules (SS 098-18). The Department recently promulgated a rule revising PI 34 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code, Clearinghouse Rule 17-093 relating to stakeholder workgroups revisions to licensure, which became effective August 1, 2018. Upon further review, the Department has identified further points of clarification within the rule. Therefore, the proposed rule seeks to make several revisions to the current administrative rules governing educator licensure in order to clarify existing language for schools and license applicants.

Revising PI 34 Relating to Educator Licenses for Military Spouses (SS 112-18). The Department proposes to amend its current rules governing educator licenses under PI 34 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code in order to streamline the process for educators who are military spouses to receive a teaching license in Wisconsin.

Revising PI 35 Relating to Changes to rules governing the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Acts 36 and 59 and other changes (SS 036-18). The proposed rule will amend Chapter PI 35 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code in order to conform Department rules governing the Milwaukee parental choice program to changes in statute as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Acts 36 and 59. The proposed rule will also make other various changes to conform the rule to best practices and efficiencies in program administration.

Revising PI 36 Relating to Changes to alternative application procedures (SS 108-18). The objective of the proposed rule is to clarify PI 36 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code, specifically as it relates to alternative applications under the open enrollment program. The proposed rule will allow school districts to approve alternative applications for the current school year from January to July in grades or special education services that do not have space limitations for the following school year.

Creating PI 42 Relating to Accountability Systems under the Every Student Succeeds Act (SS 040-18). The proposed rule creates a new rule chapter, ch. PI 42 of the DPI Administrative Code, to implement ESSA accountability identifications as outlined in Wisconsin’s Consolidated State Plan.

Revising PI 48 Relating to Changes to rules governing the Parental Choice Programs as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Acts 36 and 59 and other changes (SS 041-18). The proposed rule will amend Chapter PI 48 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code in order to conform Department rules governing the parental choice programs to changes in statute as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Acts 36 and 59. The proposed rule will also make other various changes to conform the rule to best practices and efficiencies in program administration.

Revising PI 49 Relating to Changes to rules governing the Special Needs Scholarship Program as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Acts 36 and 59 and other changes (SS 042-18). The proposed rule will amend Chapter PI 49 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code in order to conform Department rules governing the special needs scholarship program to changes in statute as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Acts 36 and 59. The proposed rule will also make other various changes to conform the rule to best practices and efficiencies in program administration.

DPI Notices for Preliminary Hearings and Comment Periods


(Note: Proposed rules that require agency hearings can be accessed under the DPI Public Hearing Notices section. The statements of scope for proposed rules can be accessed under DPI Statements of Scope section.)

Revising PI 34 Relating to Educator Licenses for Military Spouses (SS 112-18). The Department proposes to amend its current rules governing educator licenses under PI 34 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code in order to streamline the process for educators who are military spouses to receive a teaching license in Wisconsin. Link to Comment Form

 


DPI Rules Submitted to Rules Clearinghouse

 

Revising PI 15 Relating to Changes to PI 15 as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Act 59 (CR 18-036). This rule change will modify PI 15 to reflect recent changes in statute as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Act 59, the 2017-19 biennial budget. The changes set forth in this rule order provide that school districts may levy for and expend funds for costs associated with an energy efficiency project, in an amount no greater than the maximum levy specified in the resolution, without incurring additional revenue limit penalties by the Department. As such, school boards are given flexibility under this rule change to expend costs in an amount less than the amount specified in the resolution in any given year.

Creating PI 31 Relating to Aid for School Mental Health Programs (CR 18-084). The proposed rule creates a new rule chapter, PI 31, to implement aid for school mental health programs, which was created as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Act 59, the 2017-19 budget.

Revising PI 34 Relating to Changes to Lifetime Licenses as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Act 206 (CR 18-060). The proposed rule specifies successful completion of six semesters of experience, for the purpose of receiving a lifetime license. The proposed rule also defines what it means for educators to be regularly employed in education, a condition for maintaining a lifetime license.

Revising PI 36 Relating to Restoring Part Time Open Enrollment Rules (CR 18-048). The proposed rule will restore Subchapter V of PI 36, relating to part time open enrollment, to conform rule with the changes under 2017 Wisconsin Act 59, the 2017-19 biennial budget.

Revising PI 38 Relating to Technical changes to rules governing grants for tribal revitalization as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Act 59 (CR 18-038). The proposed rule makes a technical change to the rules governing tribal language revitalization grants in order to conform Chapter PI 38 of the DPI Administrative Code to recent changes in statute.

Revising PI 40 Relating to The Early College Credit Program and Changes to PI 40 as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Act 59 (CR 18-077). The proposed rule will repeal and recreate Chapter PI 40 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code to implement the Early College Credit Program, which replaced the Youth Options Program as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Act 59, the 2017-19 budget.

DPI Emergency Rules
 

(Note: The rulemaking orders for proposed permanent rules can be accessed under the DPI Rules Submitted to Rules Clearinghouse section.)

Revising PI 15 Relating to Changes to PI 15 as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Act 59 (EmR 1813). This rule change will modify PI 15 to reflect recent changes in statute as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Act 59, the 2017-19 biennial budget. The changes set forth in this rule order provide that school districts may levy for and expend funds for costs associated with an energy efficiency project, in an amount no greater than the maximum levy specified in the resolution, without incurring additional revenue limit penalties by the Department. As such, school boards are given flexibility under this rule change to expend costs in an amount less than the amount specified in the resolution in any given year. The effective date of this rule is June 14, 2018, until November 17, 2018.

Revising PI 34 Relating to Changes to Lifetime Licenses as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Act 206 (EmR 1817). The proposed rule specifies successful completion of six semesters of experience, for the purpose of receiving a lifetime license. The proposed rule also defines what it means for educators to be regularly employed in education, a condition for maintaining a lifetime license. The effective date of this rule is August 2, 2018 until December 29, 2018.

Revising PI 36 Relating to Restoring Part Time Open Enrollment Rules (EmR 1814). The proposed rule will restore Subchapter V of PI 36, relating to part time open enrollment, to conform rule with the changes under 2017 Wisconsin Act 59, the 2017-19 biennial budget. The effective date of this rule is July 1, 2018 until November 27, 2018.

Revising PI 40 Relating to The Early College Credit Program and Changes to PI 40 as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Act 59 (EmR 1825). The proposed rule will repeal and recreate Chapter PI 40 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code to implement the Early College Credit Program, which replaced the Youth Options Program as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Act 59, the 2017-19 budget. The effective date of this rule is October 27, 2018 until March 25, 2019.

Revising PI 49 Relating to Changes to rules governing the Special Needs Scholarship Program as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Acts 36 and 59 and other changes (EmR 1815). The proposed rule will amend Chapter PI 49 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code in order to conform Department rules governing the special needs scholarship program to changes in statute as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Acts 36 and 59. The proposed rule will also make other various changes to conform the rule to best practices and efficiencies in program administration. The effective date of this rule is July 1, 2018 until November 27, 2018.

Petitions for Repeal of Unauthorized Administrative Rules


There are no petitions for repeal of unauthorized rules for consideration at this time.


DPI Public Hearing Notices on Proposed Rules


(Note: Statements of scope that require preliminary hearings can be accessed under the DPI Preliminary Hearings and Comment Periods section. The rulemaking orders for proposed rules that require agency hearings can be accessed under either DPI Rules Submitted to Rules Clearinghouse or DPI Emergency Rules sections.)

Revising PI 40 Relating to The Early College Credit Program and Changes to PI 40 as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Act 59 (CR 18-077). The proposed rule will repeal and recreate Chapter PI 40 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code to implement the Early College Credit Program, which replaced the Youth Options Program as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Act 59, the 2017-19 budget. Link to Comment Form


DPI Rules Submitted to the Legislature

 

There are no rules submitted for legislative review at this time.


Final DPI Rules


(Note: The following rules have recently been filed with the Legislative Reference Bureau for future publication and have yet to become effective. Information about final rules that are in effect can be found by accessing the Archived Rules page.)

There are currently no final rules pending publication at this time.


 

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