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Pupil Count PI-1563: Student Categories

Student Categories

Preschool - Special Education - Statute §121.004(7)(d)

This is typically a three or four year-old Special Education program. Count the number of Special Education pupils present who are a minimum of age three on or prior to the pupil count date. If the district does not offer a four year-old kindergarten program, then you must count four year-old special education pupils here.

Four year-old Kindergarten (437 hours) - Statute §121.004(c)1

The number of pupils present age four on or before September 1 of the current school year or admitted under §120.12(25) in a program that schedules at least 437 hours of direct pupil instruction, exclusive of Title I time. The school may substitute 87.5 hours of the scheduled 437 hours in outreach activities.

Four year-old Kindergarten (524.5 hours) - Statute §121.004(cm)

The number of pupils present age four on or before September 1 of the current school year or admitted under §120.12(25) in a program that schedules at least 437 hours of direct pupil instruction, plus at least 87.5 hours of outreach activities for a minimum total of 524.5 hours, exclusive of Title I time. The school cannot substitute instructional time for outreach activities.

Five year-old Kindergarten (1/2 day) - Statute §121.004(7)(c)1

The number of pupils present age five on or before September 1 of the current school year or admitted under §120.12(25) in a program that schedules at least 437 hours of direct pupil instruction in kindergarten. A program of this type usually meets for half a day every day but other configurations can be utilized.

Five year-old Kindergarten (three full days) - Statute §121.004(7)(c)1.b

The number of pupils present age five on or before September 1 of the current school year or admitted under §120.12(25) in a program that meets three full days each week for the entire school year.

Five year-old Kindergarten (four full days) - Statute §121.004(7)(c)1.b

The number of pupils present age five on or before September 1 of the current school year or admitted under §120.12(25) in a program that meets four full days each week for the entire school year.

Five year-old Kindergarten (five full days) - Statute §121.004(7)(c)1.a

The number of pupils present age five on or before September 1 of the current school year or admitted under §120.12(25) in a program that meets at least five full days each week for the entire school year.

Five year-old Kindergarten (Blended) - Statute §121.004(7)(c)1.b

The number of pupils present age five on or before September 1 of the current school year or admitted under §120.12(25) in a program in which the structure of the full year program varies from first semester to the second semester or that the structure of the weekly program varies from day to day. Districts having blended kindergarten programs will be asked a series of questions in the reporting model in order to accurately determine membership.

Grades 1-12 - Statute §121.004(7)

The number of pupils present age six on or before September 1 of the current school year or admitted under §120.12(25) in grades 1 through 12.

For questions about this information, contact dpifin@dpi.wi.gov (608) 267-9114