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Joint Federal Notifications

Jul 02
DPI is working to streamline support and communication for districts and schools identified under Joint Federal Notifications (ESSA/IDEA). We have...

2019 Wis. Act 118, Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Schools

Jul 02
2019 Wis. Act 118, which revised Wisconsin state law on addressing the use of seclusion and restraint in schools, went into effect on Wednesday,...

COVID-19 School Bus Safety Guidance

Jul 02
This week Deputy State Superintendent Mike Thompson sent district administrators an email COVID-19 school bus safety guidance. The text of the email...

Guest Editorial by State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor

Jun 26
State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor has prepared a guest editorial reinforcing that the Department of Public Instruction stands with the...

BPDD Seeking Input on 5 Year State Plan

Jun 25
Please pass the following on to families, students, and educators in your schools and districts. Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental...

Special Education License Renewal

Jun 25
Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, testing centers offering the Foundations of Reading Test (FORT) have been closed, and it is the...

News: DPI issues guidance on a safe return to in-person instruction

Jun 22
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction today issued Education Forward, a guidance document for Wisconsin district and school leaders to use...

IDEA Waiver Request

Jun 18
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction was granted a provisional waiver permitting an extension of the period of availability in Section 421(b)...

Administrative Rules Hearing – PI 34 (educator licenses)

Jun 18
On Thursday, June 25, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., the Department of Public Instruction will hold a hearing is to accept public testimony on...

Mask and Thermometer Allocations to Schools

Jun 18
Last week, Deputy State Superintendent Mike Thompson sent district administrators an email regarding the distribution of cloth masks and infrared...