2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
April 14, 2017 - Introduced by
Committee on Education. Referred to Committee
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
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
Chapter PI 16 (title) of the administrative code is repealed.
PI 16.01 of the administrative code is renumbered PI 38.21 and 5
amended to read:
6PI 38.21 Purpose.
sets forth criteria and procedures 7
for awarding grants to eligible school districts to implement a 4-year-old
kindergarten program under s. 115.445, Stats. Funds are awarded from the 2
appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (dp), Stats.
PI 16.02 (intro.), (1), (2), (3), (4) and (6) of the administrative code 4
are renumbered PI 38.22 (intro.), (1), (2), (3), (4) and (6), and PI 38.22 (intro.), as 5
renumbered, is amended to read:
6PI 38.22 Definitions.
(intro.) In this chapter subchapter
PI 16.02 (5), (7) and (8) of the administrative code are renumbered 8
PI 38.002 (2), (3) and (4).
PI 16.03 of the administrative code is renumbered PI 38.23, and PI 10
38.23 (1) (a) (intro.) and (2) (intro.) and (c), as renumbered, are amended to read:
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 13
of 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 15
if it meets all of the following requirements:
(intro) A school district operating a 4K program funded under sub. (1) shall
all of the following:
(c) All Comply with all
applicable state statutes, including the school district 19
standards under s. 121.02 (1), Stats., and transportation requirements under s. 20
121.54 (1) and (2), Stats.
PI 16.04 of the administrative code is renumbered PI 38.24, and PI 22
38.24 (1) (a) and (2) (a), as renumbered, are amended to read:
PI 38.24 (1)
(a) The department shall give preference in awarding grants under 24
this chapter subchapter
to eligible school districts under s. PI 16.03 38.23
(1) (a) that 25
demonstrate in the application that the 4K program is using a community approach
to early education. An eligible applicant that uses a community approach to early 2
education shall receive up to $3,000 per pupil enrolled in the school district's 4K 3
program 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. 5
20.255 (2) (dp), Stats., are insufficient to pay $3,000 per pupil, the funds shall be 6
(a) Grant recipients under sub. (1) may receive a second year grant if the 8
recipient submits to the department by November 7 of the school year following the 9
receipt of the first year grant, an assurance on a form provided by the department, 10
affirming that the program was and continues to meet the requirements under this 11chapter subchapter
Chapter PI 32 (title) of the administrative code is repealed.
PI 32.01 (title), (1), (2) and (4) of the administrative code are 14
renumbered PI 38.11 (title), (1), (2) and (3), and PI 38.11 (3), as renumbered, is 15
amended to read:
PI 38.11 (3)
This chapter subchapter
sets forth characteristics of a 17
comprehensive kindergarten through grade 12 program including criteria and 18
procedures in awarding grants under s. 115.36, Stats.
PI 32.01 (3) of the administrative code is repealed.
PI 32.02 (intro.), (1), (3), (4), (5), (7), (8), (9) and (10) of the 21
administrative 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:
23PI 38.12 Definitions.
(intro.) In this chapter subchapter
“AODA program" means a comprehensive kindergarten through grade 12 25
alcohol and other drug abuse program as described in s. PI 32.03 38.13
“Council" has the meaning given in means the council created under
115.36 (2) (e), Stats.
PI 32.02 (2), (6), (11) and (12) of the administrative code are 4
PI 32.03 (title) and (1) of the administrative code are renumbered 6
PI 38.13 (title) and (1), and PI 38.13 (1) (intro.), as renumbered, is amended to read:
PI 38.13 (1) Aoda program policies
. (intro.) Except projects funded under s. 8
PI 32.04 38.14
, a school board conducting an AODA program shall establish policies 9
and procedures that clearly articulate how the program will operate. In developing 10
policies under this section, a school board shall consider requiring any of the 11
PI 32.03 (2) of the administrative code is renumbered PI 38.13 (2), 13
and PI 38.13 (2) (intro.), as renumbered, is amended to read:
PI 38.13 (2) Aoda program content.
(intro.) Under s. 115.36 (1), Stats., every 15
public and private school is encouraged to develop AODA programs to prevent or 16
ameliorate alcohol and other drug abuse among minors. Section 115.36 (3), Stats., 17provide provides
for grants to assist school districts in developing or supplementing 18
AODA programs. An AODA program under this section may include any of the 19
PI 32.03 (3) of the administrative code is renumbered PI 38.13 (3), 21
and PI 38.13 (3) (intro.) and (c), as renumbered, are amended to read:
PI 38.13 (3) Grant application requirements.
(intro.) A school board or a 23
school board in cooperation with another school board under an agreement under s. 24
66.0301, Stats.; or a CESA board under s. 116.032, Stats.; may apply for a grant 25
under this section. Maximum awards for consortium projects shall be determined
by the state
superintendent as described under sub. (4) (a). Annually, an applicant 2
under this section shall submit all of the following information to the department in 3
its grant application:
(c) A description of how the proposed program activities will be integrated with 5
the school district's current AODA program as specified in s. PI 32.03 this section
as well as other school improvement strategies.
PI 32.03 (4) of the administrative code is renumbered PI 38.13 (4), 8
and PI 38.13 (4) (b), as renumbered, is amended to read:
PI 38.13 (4)
(b) The council under s. 115.36 (2) (e), Stats.,
shall review the 10
applications submitted under this section and make recommendations to the state 11
superintendent regarding the funding of school district applications. These 12
recommendations shall be based on the criteria specified in par. (c).
PI 32.04 of the administrative code is renumbered PI 38.14.
Chapter PI 38 (title) of the administrative code is repealed and 15
recreated to read:
CHAPTER PI 38
17STATE GRANT PROGRAMS
Subchapter I of chapter PI 38 [precedes PI 38.001] of the 19
administrative code is created to read:
CHAPTER PI 38
23PI 38.001 Purpose.
This chapter establishes procedures for grant programs 24
administered by the department.