School District Self-Evaluation of the Status of Pupil Nondiscrimination and Equality of Educational Opportunities
Wis. Admin. Code § PI 9.06 requires school boards to evaluate the status of nondiscrimination and equality of educational opportunity in the school district at least once every five years and report the results to the Department of Public Instruction.
To meet the five-year evaluation and reporting requirements, districts must evaluate the status of nondiscrimination and equality of educational opportunity in the following eight areas:
- School board policies and administrative procedures.
- Enrollment trends in classes and programs.
- Methods, practices, curriculum and materials used in instruction, counseling, and pupil assessment and testing.
- Trends and patterns of disciplinary actions, including suspensions, expulsions, and handling of pupil harassment.
- Participation trends and patterns and school district support of athletic, extracurricular and recreational activities.
- Trends and patterns in awarding scholarships and other forms of recognition and achievement provided or administered by the district.
- School district efforts to achieve equality of educational opportunity and nondiscrimination.
- School district technology, including electronic communications by school district staff.
During the district self-evaluation, the district must provide an opportunity for participation by pupils, teachers, administrators, parents/guardians and residents of the school district. In addition, the district must prepare a written report of the evaluation which shall be available for examination by residents of the school district.
The self-evaluation process must be completed by May 30, 2024. Districts will be required to assure the Department that: the district’s self-evaluation explored the eight required areas; provided an opportunity for participation in the process by pupils, teachers, administrators, parents/guardians, and residents of the school district; and resulted in a written report available for examination by residents of the school district. The district must also submit a copy of this written report to the Department upon request.
DPI Staff Office Hours
DPI staff will host office hours to help answer questions and/or assist with the submission process:
- October 20, 2023 at 2:00pm
- October 27, 2023 at 12:00pm
- November 21, 2023 at 1:00pm
- December 1, 2023 at 10:00am
- December 8, 2023 at 2:00pm
- January 5, 2023 at 3:00pm
- January 12, 2023 at 2:00pm
- January 19, 2023 at 11:00am
- January 26, 2023 at 11:00am
U.S. Department of Education Guidance on Avoiding Inadvertent Disclosure of Pupil Identifying Information: https://studentprivacy.ed.gov/resources/frequently-asked-questions-disclosure-avoidance