115.787(2)(g)2. 2. Beginning not later than in the first individualized education program that will be in effect when the child is 14, and updated annually thereafter, a description of the transition services, including courses of study, needed to assist the child in reaching the goals under subd. 1.
115.787(2)(g)3. 3. Beginning at least one year before the child attains the age of 18, and annually thereafter, a statement that the child has been informed of the child's rights that will transfer to the child on reaching the age of 18 under s. 115.807.
115.787(2)(h) (h) A statement of all of the following:
115.787(2)(h)1. 1. How the child's progress toward attaining the annual goals described in par. (b) will be measured.
115.787(2)(h)2. 2. When periodic reports, such as quarterly reports or other periodic reports issued concurrently with report cards, on the child's progress toward attaining the annual goals described in par. (b) will be provided to the child's parents.
115.787(2)(i) (i) If the individualized education program team determines that the use of seclusion, as defined in s. 118.305 (1) (i), or physical restraint, as defined in s. 118.305 (1) (g), may reasonably be anticipated for the child, appropriate positive interventions and supports and other strategies that address the behavior of concern and that comply with all of the following:
115.787(2)(i)1. 1. The interventions, supports, and other strategies are based upon a functional behavior assessment of the behavior of concern.
115.787(2)(i)2. 2. The interventions, supports, and other strategies incorporate the use of the term "seclusion" or "physical restraint."
115.787(2)(i)3. 3. The interventions, supports, and other strategies include positive behavioral supports.
115.787(3) (3)Development.
115.787(3)(a)(a) In developing each child's individualized education program, the individualized education program team shall consider the strengths of the child, the concerns of the child's parents for enhancing the education of their child, the results of the initial evaluation or most recent reevaluation of the child, and the academic, developmental, and functional needs of the child.
115.787(3)(b) (b) The individualized education program team shall do all of the following:
115.787(3)(b)1. 1. In the case of a child whose behavior impedes his or her learning or that of others, consider the use of positive behavioral interventions and supports and other strategies to address that behavior.
115.787(3)(b)2. 2. In the case of a child with limited English proficiency, consider the language needs of the child as such needs relate to the child's individualized education program.
115.787(3)(b)3. 3. In the case of a child who is visually impaired, provide for instruction in Braille and the use of Braille unless the individualized education program team determines, after an evaluation of the child's reading and writing skills, needs and appropriate reading and writing media, including an evaluation of the child's future needs for instruction in Braille or the use of Braille, that instruction in Braille or the use of Braille is not appropriate for the child.
115.787(3)(b)4. 4. Consider the communication needs of the child, and, in the case of a child who is hearing impaired, consider the child's language and communication needs, opportunities for direct communications with peers and professional personnel in the child's language and communication mode, academic level and full range of needs, including opportunities for direct instruction in the child's language and communication mode.
115.787(3)(b)5. 5. Consider whether the child requires assistive technology devices and services.
115.787(3)(c) (c) The regular education teacher of the child, as a participant on the individualized education program team, shall, to the extent appropriate, participate in the development of the individualized education program of the child, including the determination of appropriate positive behavioral interventions and supports and other strategies and the determination of supplementary aids and services, program modifications and support for school personnel.
115.787(3)(e) (e) The local educational agency shall give a copy of the child's individualized education program to the child's parents with the notice of placement under s. 115.792 (2).
115.787(4) (4)Review and revision.
115.787(4)(a)(a) The individualized education program team shall do all of the following:
115.787(4)(a)1. 1. Review the child's individualized education program periodically, but at least annually, to determine whether the annual goals for the child are being achieved.
115.787(4)(a)2. 2. Revise the individualized education program as appropriate to address all of the following:
115.787(4)(a)2.a. a. Any lack of expected progress toward the annual goals and in the general curriculum.
115.787(4)(a)2.b. b. The results of any reevaluation conducted under s. 115.782.
115.787(4)(a)2.c. c. Information about the child provided to or by the child's parents, as described in s. 115.782.
115.787(4)(a)2.d. d. The child's anticipated needs.
115.787(4)(a)2.e. e. Other matters.
115.787(4)(b) (b) The regular education teacher of the child, as a participant on the individualized education program team, shall, to the extent appropriate, participate in the review and revision of the individualized education program of the child.
115.787(4)(c) (c) After the annual individualized education program meeting for a school year, the entire individualized education program team may make changes to the child's individualized education program, or the child's parent and the local educational agency may agree not to convene an individualized education program team meeting for the purpose of making changes to the child's individualized education program. If the child's parent and the local educational agency agree not to convene an individualized education program team meeting, they shall instead develop a written document to modify the child's current individualized education program. The local educational agency shall give the child's parent a copy of the child's revised individualized education program.
115.787(5) (5)Failure to meet transition objectives. If a participating agency, other than the local educational agency, fails to provide transition services in accordance with sub. (2) (g), the local educational agency shall reconvene the individualized education program team to identify alternative strategies to meet the transition objectives for the child set out in the individualized education program.
115.787(6) (6)Children with disabilities in state prisons.
115.787(6)(a)1.1. The requirements relating to participation of children with disabilities in general assessments under sub. (2) (e) do not apply to a child with a disability who is convicted of a crime under state law and incarcerated in a state prison.
115.787(6)(a)2. 2. The requirements relating to transition planning and transition services under sub. (2) (g) 1. and 2. do not apply with respect to a child with a disability who is convicted of a crime under state law and incarcerated in a state prison and whose eligibility under this subchapter will end, because of his or her age, before he or she will be released from prison.
115.787(6)(b) (b) If a child with a disability is convicted of a crime and incarcerated in a state prison, the child's individualized education program team may modify the child's individualized education program or placement notwithstanding the requirements of sub. (1) and s. 115.79 (1) (a) if the department of corrections has demonstrated a bona fide security or compelling penological interest that cannot otherwise be accommodated.
115.787(7) (7)Construction. Nothing in this section requires the individualized education program team to include information under one component of a child's individualized education program that is already contained under another component of the individualized education program or requires that additional information be included in a child's individualized education program beyond what is explicitly required by this section.
115.787 History History: 1997 a. 164; 1999 a. 117; 2005 a. 258; 2011 a. 125, 156.
115.79 115.79 Educational placements.
115.79(1) (1) Each local educational agency shall ensure that all of the following occur:
115.79(1)(a) (a) An evaluation is conducted under s. 115.782 before special education and related services are provided to a child with a disability.
115.79(1)(b) (b) An educational placement is provided to implement a child's individualized education program. Except as provided in s. 118.51 (12), if a child with a disability is attending a public school in a nonresident school district under s. 118.50, 118.51, or 121.84 (1) (a) or (4), the school board of the school district that the child is attending shall provide an educational placement for the child and shall pay tuition charges instead of the school district in which the child resides if required by the placement.
115.79(1)(c) (c) To the maximum extent appropriate, a child with a disability, including a child receiving publicly funded special education in a public or private institution or other care facility, is educated with nondisabled children.
115.79(1)(d) (d) Special classes, separate schooling or other removal of a child with a disability from the regular educational environment occurs only when the nature or severity of the child's disability is such that education in regular classes with the use of supplementary aids and services cannot be achieved satisfactorily.
115.79(2) (2) A local educational agency shall seek to obtain informed consent from the parent of a child with a disability before providing special education and related services to the child. If the parent of a child with a disability denies consent, the local educational agency shall not provide special education and related services to the child. If the parent of a child with a disability denies consent or does not respond to a request for consent, all of the following apply:
115.79(2)(a) (a) The local educational agency is not in violation of the requirement to make available to the child a free appropriate public education.
115.79(2)(b) (b) The local educational agency is not required to convene an individualized education program team meeting or to develop an individualized education program for the child for the special education and related services for which the local educational agency sought consent.
115.79 History History: 1997 a. 164; 1999 a. 117; 2005 a. 258; 2015 a. 55.
115.791 115.791 Reimbursement for private school placement.
115.791(1)(1) If the parents of a child with a disability who previously received special education and related services under the authority of a local educational agency enroll the child in a private elementary or secondary school without the consent of or referral by the local educational agency, a court or a hearing officer may require the local educational agency to reimburse the parents for the cost of that enrollment if the court or hearing officer finds that the local educational agency had not made a free appropriate public education available to the child in a timely manner before that enrollment.
115.791(2) (2) The cost of reimbursement described in sub. (1) may be reduced or denied if any of the following applies:
115.791(2)(a) (a) At the most recent individualized education program meeting that the parents attended before removal of the child from the local educational agency, the parents did not inform the individualized education program team of their concerns, their rejection of the placement proposed by the local educational agency to provide a free appropriate public education to their child and their intent to enroll the child in a private school at public expense; or at least 10 business days, including any holidays that occur on a business day, before the removal of the child from the local educational agency, the parents did not give written notice to the local educational agency of their concerns, their rejection of the placement and their intent to enroll the child in a private school at public expense.
115.791(2)(b) (b) If, before the parents' removal of the child from the local educational agency, the local educational agency notified the parents under s. 115.792 of its intent to evaluate the child, including a statement of the purpose of the evaluation that was appropriate and reasonable, but the parents did not make the child available for the evaluation.
115.791(2)(c) (c) A court finds the parents' actions unreasonable.
115.791(3) (3)
115.791(3)(a)(a) Notwithstanding the notice requirement in sub. (2) (a), the cost of reimbursement may not be reduced or denied for failure to provide such notice if any of the following apply:
115.791(3)(a)2. 2. Compliance with sub. (2) (a) would likely result in physical harm to the child.
115.791(3)(a)3. 3. The local educational agency prevented the parent from providing such notice.
115.791(3)(a)4. 4. The parents had not received notice, pursuant to s. 115.792, of the notice requirement in sub. (2) (a).
115.791(3)(b) (b) Notwithstanding the notice requirement in sub. (2) (a), a court or hearing officer may determine not to reduce or deny the cost of reimbursement for failure to provide such notice if any of the following apply:
115.791(3)(b)1. 1. The parent is illiterate and cannot write in English.
115.791(3)(b)2. 2. Compliance with sub. (2) (a) would likely result in serious emotional harm to the child.
115.791(4) (4) Subject to s. 115.77 (1m) (d) and (e), this section does not require a local educational agency to pay the cost of education, including special education and related services, of a child with a disability at a private school or facility, including a child with a disability attending a private school under s. 115.7915, if the local educational agency made a free appropriate public education available to the child and the child's parents elected to place the child in a private school or facility.
115.791 History History: 1997 a. 164; 2005 a. 258; 2015 a. 55.
115.7915 115.7915 Special Needs Scholarship Program.
115.7915(1)(1) Definitions. In this section:
115.7915(1)(a) (a) "Eligible school" means a private school located in this state.
115.7915(1)(b) (b) "Resident school board" means the school board of a resident school district.
115.7915(1)(c) (c) "Resident school district" means the school district in which a pupil resides.
115.7915(1)(d) (d) "Services plan" has the meaning given in 34 CFR 300.37.
115.7915(2) (2)Scholarship requirements. Beginning in the 2016-17 school year, the department shall provide to a child with a disability a scholarship under sub. (4m) (a) to attend an eligible school if all of the following apply:
115.7915(2)(a) (a) The child applied to attend a public school in one or more nonresident school districts under s. 118.51 for the same school year for which he or she is submitting an application under par. (f), and all of the following occurred:
115.7915(2)(a)1. 1. The child was rejected by the school boards of all the nonresident school districts to which he or she applied under s. 118.51 (3) (a), (3m) (a), or (7); or was prohibited from attending public school in all the nonresident school districts to which he or she applied under s. 118.51 (3m) (d), (7), or (12).
115.7915(2)(a)2. 2. If the child's parent appealed any school board decision under subd. 1., the department affirmed the decision.
115.7915(2)(b) (b) The governing body of the eligible school notified the department of its intent to participate in the program under this section.
115.7915(2)(c) (c) The eligible school has been approved as a private school by the state superintendent under s. 118.165 (2) or is accredited by the Wisconsin North Central Association, Wisconsin Religious and Independent Schools Accreditation, the Independent Schools Association of the Central States, Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod School Accreditation, National Lutheran School Accreditation, the diocese or archdiocese within which the private school is located, or any other organization recognized by the National Council for Private School Accreditation, as of the August 1 preceding the school term for which the scholarship is awarded.
115.7915(2)(d) (d) An individualized education program or services plan has been completed for the child.
115.7915(2)(e) (e) The child attended a public school in this state for the entire school year immediately preceding the school year for which the child first receives a scholarship under this section.
115.7915(2)(f) (f) The child, or the child's parent on behalf of the child, submitted an application for a scholarship under this section, on a form prepared by the department that includes the document developed by the department under sub. (4) (a) to the eligible school that the child will attend. A child, or child's parent, may apply for a scholarship and a child may begin attending an eligible school under this section at any time during the school year.
115.7915(2)(g) (g) The eligible school has accepted the child's application to attend the eligible school under a scholarship awarded under this section.
115.7915(3) (3)Participating schools; selection of pupils.
115.7915(3)(a)(a) The governing body of an eligible school that intends to participate in the program under this section shall notify the department of its intent. The governing body of the eligible school shall include in the notice under this paragraph the number of spaces the eligible school has available for children receiving a scholarship under this section.
115.7915(3)(b) (b) If a private school participating in the program under this section receives more applications for scholarships under sub. (2) (f) than the number of children specified in the notice under par. (a), it shall select children on a random basis except that it may give preference to siblings of pupils who are already attending the private school.
115.7915(3)(c) (c) The governing body of a private school participating in the program under this section shall notify the department when it accepts a child's application to attend the private school under a scholarship awarded under this section.
115.7915(4) (4)Department duties.
115.7915(4)(a)1.1. The department shall develop a document for inclusion with an application under sub. (2) (f), and revise it as necessary, comparing the rights of a child with a disability and of his or her parent under this subchapter, other than this section, and 20 USC 1400 to 1482, with the rights of a child with a disability and of his or her parent under this section and 20 USC 1400 to 1482.
115.7915(4)(a)2. 2. Receipt by an applicant of the document developed under subd. 1., acknowledged in a format prescribed by the department, constitutes notice that the applicant has been informed of his or her rights under this section and 20 USC 1400 to 1482. Subsequent acceptance of a scholarship under this section constitutes the applicant's informed acknowledgment of the rights specified in the document.
115.7915(4)(b) (b) Upon being notified under sub. (3) (c), the department shall notify the child's resident school board that the child has been awarded a scholarship under this section. The child's resident school board shall, within 3 days of receiving the notice, provide the department and the governing body of the private school that accepted the child with a copy of the child's individualized education program.
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2013-14 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2015 Wis. Act 60 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before August 26, 2015. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after August 26, 2015 are designated by NOTES. (Published 8-26-15)