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Revised Extended School Closure for Students with IEPs due to COVID-19 Special Education Question and Answer Document is Now Available

May 14
We have added a question to the Q&A document regarding the extended school closure due to COVID-19 and students with IEPs. This document can be...

New Document on Counting Minutes of Online Instruction for Summer 2020

May 14
DPI has published Emergency Rule 2003, expanding the ability of public school districts to use online instruction for summer school and count...

Online Summer School Guidance

May 14
This week Deputy State Superintendent Mike Thompson sent district administrators an email with the following message. The Department of Public...

Supreme Court Decision Regarding Safer at Home Order

May 14
Today Deputy State Superintendent Mike Thompson sent district administrators an email with the following message. The Wisconsin Supreme Court...

Information for Mandated Reporters

May 07
DPI has partnered with the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to create a flier related to mandated reporting and the duty of all school...

DHS Guidance for Graduation

May 07
This morning, Deputy State Superintendent Mike Thompson sent district administrators an email regarding the Wisconsin Department of Health Services...

Emergency Rule Expanding Online Summer School Options

May 07
Last week Deputy State Superintendent Mike Thompson sent district administrators an email that can be found here regarding the submittal for...

WISH Center New Position Available

May 07
The Wisconsin Safe and Healthy Schools (WISH) Center is looking to add a team member to provide training and technical assistance to schools on a...

Understanding Special Education Guidance During COVID-19 Pandemic

May 07
The department has recorded a presentation to help develop a greater understanding, particularly for families, of guidance issued to date in...

Part C to Part B Referrals for Early Learners – CARES Act Update

May 07
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act Report released by United States Department of Education (USDE) Secretary Betsy DeVos...