History: 1971 c. 154
; 1973 c. 90
; 1975 c. 39
; 1977 c. 29
; 1979 c. 34
; 1981 c. 20
; 1983 a. 27
; 1985 a. 29
; 1985 a. 332
s. 251 (3)
; 1987 a. 27
; 1989 a. 31
; 1991 a. 39
; 1993 a. 16
; 1995 a. 27
, 9145 (1)
; 1995 a. 225
; 1997 a. 27
; 1999 a. 9
; 2001 a. 16
; 2003 a. 33
; 2005 a. 25
; 2013 a. 20
See also ch. TCS 10
, Wis. adm. code.
Chauffeur training grants. 38.29(1)
The board may award grants to district boards under this section for the development of advanced chauffeur training facilities, the acquisition of instructional equipment for such facilities, operational costs associated with the maintenance of such facilities and equipment and costs incurred in the coordination of the training programs.
Any district board receiving aid under s. 38.28 (2) (g)
may apply to the board for a grant for the purposes described under sub. (1)
The board shall review the application according to criteria and procedures established by the board. If an application submitted under par. (a)
is approved, the board shall notify the district board of the amount and conditions of the grant to be awarded.
Each district board receiving a grant under this section shall, by September 1 of the fiscal year following receipt of the grant, file a report with the board. The report shall evaluate the district board's performance in attaining the goals specified in the application submitted under sub. (2) (a)
Special aid for veterans. 38.30(1)(a)(a)
District boards may receive payments from the U.S. department of veterans affairs for tuition to cover the cost of training for resident and nonresident students who are enrolled in district schools and are veterans eligible for benefits under federal law.
District boards may receive payments from the department of workforce development under s. 47.02
to cover the cost of training for resident and nonresident students who are enrolled in district schools and are veterans ineligible for benefits under par. (a)
District boards shall not receive payments under this subsection which, together with other receipts for the same purpose exclusive of the funds provided under s. 38.16
, would exceed the full cost of training provided such veterans.
The amounts received for nonresidents under this subsection shall not be less than the amounts specified in s. 38.24 (3)
but may exceed such amounts.
Upon the authorization of a school board or district board, the board may enter into contracts with the U.S. department of veterans affairs for training in vocational agriculture to be provided by such school board or district board to veterans eligible for benefits under federal law. The board shall receive from the U.S. department of veterans affairs payments granted to cover the cost of administration by the board and, to be paid to the school board or district board, payments granted to cover the cost of such training.
Technical college instructor occupational competency program. 38.32(1)(1)
The board shall establish a technical college instructor occupational competency program. The program shall be designed to provide technical college instructors in district schools with temporary work experiences in business and industry in order to improve their knowledge and skills in the subjects they teach.
The board shall review proposals submitted by district boards that are consistent with sub. (1)
. From the appropriation under s. 20.292 (1) (f)
, the board may award grants to district boards to partially pay the salaries of teachers participating in approved proposals. Any funds received by a district board under this subsection shall be equally matched by the district board.
To the extent possible, grants awarded under sub. (2)
shall be equally distributed on a statewide basis.
The board shall promulgate rules to implement and administer the program under this section. The rules shall ensure that no worker in the participating business or industry will be displaced or laid off as a result of the program and that the program does not conflict with any collective bargaining agreement in effect on the effective date of the rules.
See also ch. TCS 11
, Wis. adm. code.
Faculty development grants. 38.33(1)
From the appropriation under s. 20.292 (1) (f)
, the board may award grants to district boards to establish faculty development programs. The programs shall promote all of the following:
Instructor awareness of and expertise in a wide variety of newly emerging technologies.
The integration of learning technologies in curriculum and instruction.
The use of instructional methods that involve emerging technologies.
The board may not award a grant to a district board under this section unless there is a matching fund contribution from the district board equal to at least 50% of the grant amount.
The board shall promulgate rules to implement and administer this section, including rules establishing criteria for the awarding of grants.
History: 1997 a. 27
; 2013 a. 20
See also ch. TCS 13
, Wis. adm. code.
Nutritional improvement for elderly. 38.36(1)
In this section, "authorized elderly person" means any resident of this state who is 60 years of age or older, and the spouse of any such person.
Any district approved by the board may establish a system to provide the opportunity for authorized elderly persons to participate in its meal program. If a district board desires to establish such a service, it shall develop a plan for the provision of food services for elderly persons and submit the plan to the board. Annually, the board shall notify the department of public instruction of the approved districts.
Each plan shall provide at least one meal per day for each day that school is in regular session. The district board may provide additional service at other times in its discretion, if the number of eligible persons in the district or adjacent districts is of sufficient size, in the opinion of the board, so that unwarranted production expense is not incurred.
Any district board that operates a food services plan for elderly persons under this section shall make facilities available for service to elderly persons at every technical college in the district that provides hot food service to its students. Upon application, the board may grant exceptions from compliance with this subsection for reasons of safety, convenience or insufficient interest in a given neighborhood.
Meals may be served at schools where they are served to students or at any site more convenient to the majority of authorized elderly persons interested in the service. Food may be transported to authorized elderly persons who are unable to leave their homes or distributed to nonprofit organizations for such purposes. However, no state funds under this section may be used for food delivery to individual homes. The board may require consolidation of programs between districts and between schools if such a procedure will be convenient and economical.
The district board may file a claim with the department of public instruction for reimbursement for reasonable expenses incurred, excluding capital equipment costs, but not to exceed 15% of the cost of the meal or 50 cents per meal, whichever is less. Any cost in excess of the lesser amount may be charged to participants. If the department of public instruction approves the claim, it shall certify that payment is due and the secretary of administration shall pay the claim from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (cn)
All meals served must meet the approval of the board, which shall establish minimum nutritional standards and reasonable expenditure limits consistent with the standards and limits established by the state superintendent of public instruction under s. 115.345 (6)
. The board shall give special consideration to the dietary problems of elderly persons in formulating a nutritional plan. However, no district board may be required to provide special foods for individual persons with allergies or medical disorders.
Participants in a program under this section may be required to document their Wisconsin residency in a manner approved by the board. The board may issue identification cards to such persons if necessary. A district board may admit nonresidents who would otherwise qualify into its program, but no state funds under this section may be used to subsidize any portion of the meals served to such persons.
The board shall adopt reasonable rules necessary to implement this section.
Services for handicapped students.
Annually the board may award a grant to each district board, from the appropriation under s. 20.292 (1) (f)
, to assist in funding transitional services for handicapped students. Each district board shall contribute matching funds equal to 25% of the amount awarded.
Technical preparation, school-to-work, and work-based learning programs. 38.40(1)
Employment and education program administration.
The board shall plan, coordinate, administer, and implement the technical preparation, school-to-work, and work-based learning programs under sub. (1m)
and such other employment and education programs as the governor may by executive order assign to the board. Notwithstanding any limitations placed on the use of state employment and education funds under this section or under an executive order assigning an employment and education program to the board, the board may issue a general or special order waiving any of those limitations on finding that the waiver will promote the coordination of employment and education services.
(1m) Technical preparation, school-to-work and work-based learning programs.
The board shall provide all of the following programs:
A technical preparation program that includes the technical preparation programs under s. 118.34
A school-to-work program that includes the school-to-work program for children at risk under sub. (4m)
A work-based learning program under which the board awards grants to tribal colleges that are recognized as land grant colleges under 7 USC 301
to fund programs that provide occupational training and work-based learning experiences to youths and adults.
(2) Interagency assistance.
The council on workforce investment established under 29 USC 2821
and the department of public instruction shall assist the board in providing the technical preparation, school-to-work, and work-based learning programs under sub. (1m)
(2m) Skill standards.
The board shall approve statewide skill standards for the school-to-work program under sub. (1m) (b)
(4m) School-to-work for children-at-risk. 38.40(4m)(a)(a)
The board may approve an innovative school-to-work program provided by a nonprofit organization for children at risk, as defined in s. 118.153 (1) (a)
, in a county having a population of 500,000 or more to assist those children at risk in acquiring employability skills and occupational-specific competencies before leaving high school. If the board approves a program under this paragraph, the board may award a grant, from the appropriation under s. 20.292 (1) (f)
, to the nonprofit organization providing the program and the nonprofit organization shall use the funds received under the grant to provide the program.
The board shall establish requirements for the operation of the grant program under this subsection. Notwithstanding sub. (5)
, those requirements are not required to be promulgated as rules.
(4r) Publications and seminars.
The board may provide publications and seminars relating to the employment and education programs administered by the board and may establish a schedule of fees for those publications and seminars. Fees established under this subsection for publications and seminars provided by the board may not exceed the actual cost incurred in providing those publications and seminars. The fees collected under this subsection shall be credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.292 (1) (ga)
The board shall promulgate rules to implement this section.
Training program. 38.41(1)(1)
The board may award a grant to a district board for skills training or other education related to the needs of business.
The board may award a grant to a district board to provide skills training or other education or market expansion or business diversification assistance to a business if the business is located in this state and the applicant submits to the board an affidavit stating that the business has no more than 250 employees or had no more than $10,000,000 in gross annual income in its most recent fiscal year.
The board may award no more than $500,000 in any fiscal year under sub. (2)
The board shall promulgate rules to implement and administer this section.
See also ch. TCS 17
, Wis. adm. code.
Educational approval board. 38.50(1)
In this section, unless the context clearly requires otherwise:
"Course" means an organized unit of subject matter in which instruction is offered within a given period of time or that covers a specified amount of related subject matter.
"Course of instruction" means a series of classroom or correspondence courses having a unified purpose which lead to a diploma or degree or to an occupational or vocational objective.
"Person" means any individual, partnership, association, corporation, or limited liability company, or any combination of these.
"School" means any private trade, correspondence, business, or technical school, but does not include any of the following:
In-state schools that are exempt from taxation under section 501
of the Internal Revenue Code and that either were incorporated in this state prior to January 1, 1992, or had their administrative headquarters and principal places of business in this state prior to 1970.
Schools of a parochial or denominational character offering courses having a sectarian objective.
Schools primarily offering instruction avocational or recreational in nature and not leading to a vocational objective.
Courses conducted by employers exclusively for their employees.
Schools, courses of instruction, and training programs that are approved or licensed and supervised by other state agencies and boards.
Schools approved by the department of public instruction for the training of teachers.
Schools accredited by accrediting agencies recognized by the board.
"Solicitor" means a person employed by or representing a school located either within or outside this state that, in places other than the actual business premises of the school, personally attempts to secure the enrollment of a student in the school.
"Teaching location" means the area and facilities designated for use by a school required to be approved by the board under this section.
The board shall protect the general public by inspecting and approving private trade, correspondence, business, and technical schools doing business within this state, whether located within or outside this state, changes of ownership or control of the schools, teaching locations used by the schools, and courses of instruction offered by the schools and regulate the soliciting of students for correspondence or classroom courses and courses of instruction offered by the schools.