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2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
April 14, 2017 - Introduced by Committee on Education. Referred to Committee
on Education.
AB251,1,2 1An Act relating to: modifying rules related to grant programs administered by
2the Department of Public Instruction.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill combines four chapters of the administrative code, each of which
pertains to a grant program administered by the Department of Public Instruction
into one administrative code chapter. The four grant programs are 1) grants for peer
review and mentoring; 2) grants for alcohol and other drug abuse programs; 3) grants
for tribal language revitalization; and 4) four-year-old kindergarten grants. The bill
also provides default procedures for other state grant programs administered by
DPI.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB251,1 3Section 1. Chapter PI 16 (title) of the administrative code is repealed.
AB251,2 4Section 2. PI 16.01 of the administrative code is renumbered PI 38.21 and
5amended to read:
AB251,2,2 6PI 38.21 Purpose. This chapter subchapter sets forth criteria and procedures
7for awarding grants to eligible school districts to implement a 4-year-old

1kindergarten program under s. 115.445, Stats. Funds are awarded from the
2appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (dp), Stats.
AB251,3 3Section 3. PI 16.02 (intro.), (1), (2), (3), (4) and (6) of the administrative code
4are renumbered PI 38.22 (intro.), (1), (2), (3), (4) and (6), and PI 38.22 (intro.), as
5renumbered, is amended to read:
AB251,2,6 6PI 38.22 Definitions. (intro.) In this chapter subchapter:
AB251,4 7Section 4. PI 16.02 (5), (7) and (8) of the administrative code are renumbered
8PI 38.002 (2), (3) and (4).
AB251,5 9Section 5. PI 16.03 of the administrative code is renumbered PI 38.23, and PI
1038.23 (1) (a) (intro.) and (2) (intro.) and (c), as renumbered, are amended to read:
AB251,2,1511 PI 38.23 (1) (a) (intro.) Annually by March 31, 2008, for the 2008-2009 school
12year, and by
the fourth Monday in March in subsequent school years, school boards
13of eligible school districts may apply to the department for a 4K grant under this
14chapter subchapter for the following school year. A school district is eligible to apply
15if it meets all of the following requirements:
AB251,2,17 16(2) (intro) A school district operating a 4K program funded under sub. (1) shall
17meet
do all of the following:
AB251,2,2018 (c) All Comply with all applicable state statutes, including the school district
19standards under s. 121.02 (1), Stats., and transportation requirements under s.
20121.54 (1) and (2), Stats.
AB251,6 21Section 6. PI 16.04 of the administrative code is renumbered PI 38.24, and PI
2238.24 (1) (a) and (2) (a), as renumbered, are amended to read:
AB251,3,623 PI 38.24 (1) (a) The department shall give preference in awarding grants under
24this chapter subchapter to eligible school districts under s. PI 16.03 38.23 (1) (a) that
25demonstrate in the application that the 4K program is using a community approach

1to early education. An eligible applicant that uses a community approach to early
2education shall receive up to $3,000 per pupil enrolled in the school district's 4K
3program as determined on the third Friday in September pupil count under s. 121.05
4(1), Stats., in the school year following the grant application. If the funds under s.
520.255 (2) (dp), Stats., are insufficient to pay $3,000 per pupil, the funds shall be
6prorated.
AB251,3,11 7(2) (a) Grant recipients under sub. (1) may receive a second year grant if the
8recipient submits to the department by November 7 of the school year following the
9receipt of the first year grant, an assurance on a form provided by the department,
10affirming that the program was and continues to meet the requirements under this
11chapter subchapter.
AB251,7 12Section 7. Chapter PI 32 (title) of the administrative code is repealed.
AB251,8 13Section 8. PI 32.01 (title), (1), (2) and (4) of the administrative code are
14renumbered PI 38.11 (title), (1), (2) and (3), and PI 38.11 (3), as renumbered, is
15amended to read:
AB251,3,1816 PI 38.11 (3) This chapter subchapter sets forth characteristics of a
17comprehensive kindergarten through grade 12 program including criteria and
18procedures in awarding grants under s. 115.36, Stats.
AB251,9 19Section 9. PI 32.01 (3) of the administrative code is repealed.
AB251,10 20Section 10. PI 32.02 (intro.), (1), (3), (4), (5), (7), (8), (9) and (10) of the
21administrative code are renumbered PI 38.12 (intro.), (1), (3), (4), (5), (7), (8), (9) and
22(10), and PI 38.12 (intro.), (1) and (4), as renumbered, are amended to read:
AB251,3,23 23PI 38.12 Definitions. (intro.) In this chapter subchapter:
AB251,3,25 24(1) “AODA program" means a comprehensive kindergarten through grade 12
25alcohol and other drug abuse program as described in s. PI 32.03 38.13.
AB251,4,2
1(4) “Council" has the meaning given in means the council created under s.
2115.36 (2) (e), Stats.
AB251,11 3Section 11. PI 32.02 (2), (6), (11) and (12) of the administrative code are
4repealed.
AB251,12 5Section 12. PI 32.03 (title) and (1) of the administrative code are renumbered
6PI 38.13 (title) and (1), and PI 38.13 (1) (intro.), as renumbered, is amended to read:
AB251,4,117 PI 38.13 (1) Aoda program policies. (intro.) Except projects funded under s.
8PI 32.04 38.14, a school board conducting an AODA program shall establish policies
9and procedures that clearly articulate how the program will operate. In developing
10policies under this section, a school board shall consider requiring any of the
11following:
AB251,13 12Section 13. PI 32.03 (2) of the administrative code is renumbered PI 38.13 (2),
13and PI 38.13 (2) (intro.), as renumbered, is amended to read:
AB251,4,1914 PI 38.13 (2) Aoda program content. (intro.) Under s. 115.36 (1), Stats., every
15public and private school is encouraged to develop AODA programs to prevent or
16ameliorate alcohol and other drug abuse among minors. Section 115.36 (3), Stats.,
17provide provides for grants to assist school districts in developing or supplementing
18AODA programs. An AODA program under this section may include any of the
19following:
AB251,14 20Section 14. PI 32.03 (3) of the administrative code is renumbered PI 38.13 (3),
21and PI 38.13 (3) (intro.) and (c), as renumbered, are amended to read:
AB251,5,322 PI 38.13 (3) Grant application requirements. (intro.) A school board or a
23school board in cooperation with another school board under an agreement under s.
2466.0301, Stats.; or a CESA board under s. 116.032, Stats.; may apply for a grant
25under this section. Maximum awards for consortium projects shall be determined

1by the state superintendent as described under sub. (4) (a). Annually, an applicant
2under this section shall submit all of the following information to the department in
3its grant application:
AB251,5,64 (c) A description of how the proposed program activities will be integrated with
5the school district's current AODA program as specified in s. PI 32.03 this section,
6as well as other school improvement strategies.
AB251,15 7Section 15. PI 32.03 (4) of the administrative code is renumbered PI 38.13 (4),
8and PI 38.13 (4) (b), as renumbered, is amended to read:
AB251,5,129 PI 38.13 (4) (b) The council under s. 115.36 (2) (e), Stats., shall review the
10applications submitted under this section and make recommendations to the state
11superintendent regarding the funding of school district applications. These
12recommendations shall be based on the criteria specified in par. (c).
AB251,16 13Section 16. PI 32.04 of the administrative code is renumbered PI 38.14.
AB251,17 14Section 17. Chapter PI 38 (title) of the administrative code is repealed and
15recreated to read:
AB251,5,1616 CHAPTER PI 38
AB251,5,17 17STATE GRANT PROGRAMS
AB251,18 18Section 18. Subchapter I of chapter PI 38 [precedes PI 38.001] of the
19administrative code is created to read:
AB251,5,2020 CHAPTER PI 38
AB251,5,2121 subchapter i
AB251,5,2222 General
AB251,5,24 23PI 38.001 Purpose. This chapter establishes procedures for grant programs
24administered by the department.
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