PI 40.056(5) (5) A pupil participating in the youth options program under this chapter, may attend only one postsecondary institution each semester.
PI 40.056 History History: Cr. Register, July, 2000, No. 535, eff. 8-1-00; correction in (2) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register May 2007 No. 617; CR 06-094: r. (1), cr. (3) to (5), Register May 2007 No. 617, eff. 6-1-07.
PI 40.06 PI 40.06 Transportation reimbursement.
PI 40.06(1) (1) The parent or guardian of a pupil who is attending an IHE or technical college under this chapter and is taking a postsecondary course for high school credit may, upon verification under sub. (5), apply to the state superintendent for reimbursement of the cost of transporting the pupil between the high school in which the pupil is enrolled and the IHE or technical college that the pupil is attending under the youth options program if the pupil and the pupil's parent or guardian are unable to pay the cost of such transportation.
PI 40.06(2) (2) The parent or guardian applying for reimbursement of transportation costs under this section shall submit a claim developed by the department no later than 30 days after the end of the college semester to which the reimbursement claim pertains. The claim shall include the following information:
PI 40.06(2)(a) (a) The name and address of the parent or guardian.
PI 40.06(2)(b) (b) The pupil's name, age and grade level.
PI 40.06(2)(c) (c) The school district in which the pupil is enrolled.
PI 40.06(2)(d) (d) The name and address of the IHE or technical college the pupil is attending under the youth options program.
PI 40.06(2)(e) (e) A copy of the notice under s. PI 40.04 (1) (a) 2. or 5., signed by the IHE or technical college.
PI 40.06(2)(f) (f) The mode of transportation.
PI 40.06(2)(g) (g) The number of miles based on the most direct route between the pupil's school district of enrollment and the IHE or technical college.
PI 40.06(2)(h) (h) Assurances for the following:
PI 40.06(2)(h)1. 1. The pupil and the pupil's parent or guardian are unable to pay the costs of transportation.
PI 40.06(2)(h)2. 2. The pupil is receiving high school credit for the course taken at the IHE.
PI 40.06(2)(i) (i) The number of household members and the family's total income.
PI 40.06(2)(j) (j) The signature of the parent or guardian as well as a school district official.
PI 40.06 Note Note: PI-8701, Youth Options Transportation Reimbursement Claim may be obtained at no charge from the school district in which the pupil is enrolled or by writing to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Youth Options Program, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841 or by visiting the Youth Options website at http://www.dpi.wi.gov/youthoptions/youthop1.html
PI 40.06(3)(a)(a) Except as specified in par. (b), a pupil whose parent or guardian will be applying for transportation reimbursement under this section shall, to the extent possible, use the following modes of transportation:
PI 40.06(3)(a)1. 1. Public transportation.
PI 40.06(3)(a)2. 2. A vehicle owned by the pupil or his or her parent or guardian if public transportation is not available.
PI 40.06(3)(b) (b) If transportation described in par. (a) is not available, the pupil may use another mode of transportation.
PI 40.06(4)(a)(a) The state superintendent shall give preference for reimbursement under this section to pupils who are eligible for a free or reduced-price lunch under 42 USC 1758 (b). Except as specified under par. (b), the state superintendent shall reimburse claims made under this paragraph at a rate per mile in accordance with s. 20.916 (4), Stats., or the actual cost of the transportation, whichever is less.
PI 40.06(4)(b) (b) If adequate funds are not available under s. 20.255 (2) (cw), Stats., to reimburse all transportation claims under this chapter and s. PI 36.06 (2) (b), the state superintendent shall prorate the available funds among only those applicants eligible for free or reduced-price lunch under 42 USC 1758 (b).
PI 40.06(4)(c) (c) Any funds provided under s. 20.255 (2) (cw), Stats., which remain after payment has been made to reimburse claims submitted by all applicants eligible for free or reduced-price lunch under par. (a) and under s. PI 36.06 (2) (b) 3., shall be prorated to reimburse claims submitted by other applicants who are unable to pay for transportation under this subsection and under s. PI 36.06 (2) (b).
PI 40.06(4)(d) (d) The state superintendent shall develop guidelines based on the U.S. department of health and human services poverty guidelines to determine eligibility of those applicants who are unable to pay under this section.
PI 40.06(5) (5) The school board of the school district in which the pupil is enrolled shall verify a claim submitted under this section for completeness and accuracy before the claim is submitted to the department.
PI 40.06(6) (6) A school board is not responsible for transporting a pupil attending an IHE or technical college under this chapter to or from the IHE or technical college that the pupil is attending.
PI 40.06 Note Note: Income Guidelines for Inability to Pay may be obtained at no charge by writing to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Youth Options Program, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841 or by visiting the Youth Options website at http://www.dpi.wi.gov/youthoptions/youthop1.html
PI 40.06 History History: Cr. Register, October, 1992, No. 442, eff. 11-1-92; am. (1), (2) (d), (e), (g), (4) (b) and (c), cr. (6), Register, July, 1998, No. 511, eff. 8-1-98; CR 06-094: am. (2) (intro.), Register May 2007 No. 617, eff. 6-1-07.
PI 40.07 PI 40.07 Determination and awarding of high school credit for postsecondary courses taken under the youth options program.
PI 40.07(1)(1) Approval of postsecondary course for high school credit.
PI 40.07(1)(a)(a) The school board may grant high school credit for a course taken at an IHE or technical college under the youth options program.
PI 40.07(1)(b) (b) The school board shall grant high school credit for a course taken at an IHE or technical college under the youth options program if the postsecondary course meets any of the high school graduation requirements under s. 118.33, Stats., including any graduation requirements which may be approved under the school board's high school graduation credit policies under s. PI 18.03 (2) and if one or more of the following conditions apply:
PI 40.07(1)(b)1. 1. If the postsecondary course is complementary to, consistent with, or expands on a course of study or sequence of courses offered by the school district.
PI 40.07(1)(b)2. 2. If the postsecondary course expands an opportunity for the pupil to move to another level of academic or vocational course of study.
PI 40.07(1)(b)3. 3. If the postsecondary course curriculum meets or exceeds the same standards for rigor and content as other courses approved by but not offered by the school district for credit toward graduation.
PI 40.07(1)(b)4. 4. If the postsecondary course supports rather than prevents a pupil from completing the high school graduation requirements under ch. PI 18.
PI 40.07(1)(c) (c) The school board may deny high school credit for a postsecondary course taken under this chapter if the school district offers a comparable course as specified under sub. (1m).
PI 40.07(1)(d) (d) The school board may deny high school credit for a postsecondary course taken under this chapter if it repeats the course content for which a pupil has already received a passing grade and high school credit.
PI 40.07(1)(e) (e) The school board may deny high school credit for a postsecondary course taken under this chapter if it repeats the postsecondary course content for which a pupil has already taken and failed.
PI 40.07(1)(f) (f) The school board shall process or evaluate a postsecondary course taken for high school credit under this chapter using the same criteria in which a school board would approve a course to be offered at the school district for credit towards graduation.
PI 40.07(1m) (1m)Determination of comparable course. The school board shall determine if the postsecondary course taken for high school credit is comparable to a course offered in the school district. The term "comparable"under this subdivision means all of the following:
PI 40.07(1m)(a) (a) The high school course is offered during the period of time after the pupil notifies the school board of his or her intention to participate in the youth options program under s. PI 40.04 (1) (a) 2. or 5. and prior to the pupil's graduation.
PI 40.07(1m)(b) (b) The high school course is available for enrollment.
PI 40.07(1m)(c) (c) The high school course content, as determined by curriculum guides, expectations, goals, scope and sequence, is 80% equivalent to the content of the postsecondary course as determined by the postsecondary course syllabus, if available, and course description.
PI 40.07(2) (2)Number of high school credits granted for a postsecondary course. A postsecondary course taken under the youth options program and approved for high school credit shall be granted 1/4 high school credit per 1 semester credit offered by a postsecondary course.
PI 40.07(3) (3)Condition for receiving high school credit. In order for a pupil to receive high school credit for a course taken at an IHE under the youth options program, a pupil shall successfully complete a postsecondary course and receive a passing grade.
PI 40.07 Note Note: Additional guidelines in the form of a question and answer document may be obtained at no charge by writing to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Youth Options Program, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841 or by visiting the Youth Options website at http://www.dpi.wi.gov/youthoptions/youthop1.html
PI 40.07 History History: Cr. Register, October, 1992, No. 442, eff. 11-1-92; am. (1) (a), (b) (intro.), (c), (2) and (3), renum. (1m) (a) (intro.) 1. to 3. to be (1m) (intro.) (a) to (c) and am. (1m) (a), r. (1m) (b), Register, July, 1998, No. 511, eff. 8-1-98; CR 06-094: am. (1) (c), Register May 2007 No. 617, eff. 6-1-07.
PI 40.08 PI 40.08 Appeal process.
PI 40.08(1)(1) Receipt and filing of appeals.
PI 40.08(1)(a)(a) A pupil participating in the youth options program may file an appeal of a school board's decision under s. PI 40.04 (3) (c), regarding satisfaction of high school graduation requirements, the number of high school credits to be awarded, or the comparability of courses to the state superintendent within 30 days after the school board's decision.
PI 40.08(1)(b) (b) All appeals under this section shall be in writing and shall include a copy of the notice under s. PI 40.04 (1) (a) 2. or 5. The appeal shall specify what decision is being appealed, the specific reasons for the appeal and any other facts relevant to the appeal including the course syllabus, if available, the number, length and description of the postsecondary class periods per week as well as the relevance of the postsecondary course to the pupil's course of study or occupational goals. All appeals shall be signed by the appellant or the representative of the appellant. If the appellant is a minor, the appeal shall also be signed by his or her parent or guardian.
PI 40.08(1)(c) (c) If the appeal is filed by the representative under par. (b), the representative shall file a notice of representation to the state superintendent which shall include written consent of the appellant and the parent or guardian if required in par. (b).
PI 40.08(1)(d) (d) Failure of the appellant to file an appeal within the time period specified in s. 118.55 (3) (b), Stats., and this chapter deprives the state superintendent of jurisdiction in the matter.
PI 40.08(2) (2)Procedures.
PI 40.08(2)(a)(a) As soon as possible, upon receipt of a written appeal filed under sub. (1), the state superintendent shall acknowledge receipt of the appeal in writing to the appellant and shall send a copy of the appeal to the school board.
PI 40.08(2)(b) (b) The state superintendent shall base his or her decision on the guidelines under s. PI 40.07 and shall use any or all of the following procedures which he or she determines to be appropriate in the appeal process:
PI 40.08(2)(b)1. 1. Provide technical assistance and information and attempt to resolve the matter informally.
PI 40.08(2)(b)2. 2. Conduct an investigation under sub. (4).
PI 40.08(2)(b)3. 3. Issue a decision based on a review of the record of the school board, argument from the parties and any other matter the state superintendent deems appropriate.
PI 40.08(3) (3)School board responsibility. A school board which receives a notice of an appeal under sub. (2) (a), shall deliver, within 7 working days, the official record of the school board's determination under s. PI 40.04 (3) (c) and the specific reasons for its determination.
PI 40.08(4) (4)Investigations. If the state superintendent determines under sub. (2) (b) 2. to conduct an investigation, the investigation may include an on-site review or any other activity which the state superintendent deems appropriate.
PI 40.08(5) (5)Decision.
PI 40.08(5)(a)(a) The decision of the state superintendent shall be in writing stating separate findings of fact and conclusions of law. Decisions shall be served on all parties by mailing a copy to each party's last known address.
PI 40.08(5)(b) (b) The state superintendent's decision shall be final and is not subject to review under subch. III of ch. 227, Stats.
PI 40.08(6) (6)Withdrawal. At any time prior to the issuance of a final decision, the appellant may withdraw the appeal in writing. Upon receiving such a request, the state superintendent shall issue an order dismissing the matter. If such request is received within 30 days of the school board's decision issued under s. PI 40.04 (3) (c) 3. or 4., the dismissal shall be without prejudice. If such request is received more than 30 days after the school board's decision issued under s. PI 40.04 (3) (c) 3. or 4., the dismissal shall be with prejudice.
PI 40.08 History History: Cr. Register, October, 1992, No. 442, eff. 11-1-92; am. (1) (a), Register, July, 1998, No. 511, eff. 8-1-98; correction in (1) (d) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, July, 2000, No. 535; CR 06-094: am. (5) (a), Register May 2007 No. 617, eff. 6-1-07.
PI 40.09 PI 40.09 State superintendent's responsibilities.
PI 40.09(1)(1) The state superintendent shall develop guidelines as required under s. 118.55 (3) (b), Stats.
PI 40.09(2) (2) The state superintendent shall develop a form which may be used by a school district to implement the youth options program.
PI 40.09 Note Note: PI-8700A, Youth Options Program Plan and Report, may be obtained at no charge by writing to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Youth Options Program, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841 or by visiting the Youth Options website at http://www.dpi.wi.gov/youthoptions/youthop1.html
PI 40.09 History History: Cr. Register, October, 1992, No. 442, eff. 11-1-92; r. (1), renum. (2) and (3) to be (1) and (2) and am., Register, July, 1998, No. 511, eff. 8-1-98.
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