2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
January 19, 2018 - Introduced by Senators Olsen,
Darling, Feyen and Bewley,
cosponsored by Representatives
Rohrkaste, Kooyenga, Quinn and Sinicki.
Referred to Committee on Education.
1An Act to create
20.285 (1) (c) and 36.64 (6) of the statutes; relating to: a pilot
2grant program to support college courses taught in high schools and making an
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires the Office of Educational Opportunity in the University of
Wisconsin System to award grants to school districts, independent charter schools,
and private schools participating in a parental choice program to support dual
enrollment programs taught in high schools. The bill defines “dual enrollment
programs” as programs or courses of study designed to provide high school students
with the opportunity to gain credits in both high school and a UW System school or
technical college. Under the bill, grants are awarded to assist high school teachers
in meeting the minimal qualifications necessary to teach dual enrollment courses.
No grants may be awarded after June 30, 2022.
For further information see the state and local fiscal estimate, which will be
printed as an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, insert 5
the following amounts for the purposes indicated:
- See PDF for table
20.285 (1) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
(c) Dual enrollment credential grants.
The amounts in the schedule 3
for grants under s. 36.64 (6) (b). No moneys may be encumbered under this 4
paragraph after June 30, 2022.
36.64 (6) of the statutes is created to read:
(a) In this subsection:
1. “Dual enrollment programs" means programs or courses of study designed 8
to provide high school students with the opportunity to gain credits in both high 9
school and an institution, college campus, or technical college, including transcripted 10
credit programs or other educational services provided by contract between a school 11
district and an institution, college campus, or technical college.
2. “Membership” has the meaning given in s. 121.004 (5).
3. “School year” has the meaning given in s. 115.001 (13).
(b) Beginning in the 2018-19 school year, in addition to the duties under subs. 15
(2) and (4) and from the appropriation under s. 20.285 (1) (c), the office of educational 16
opportunity shall award grants to school districts, charter schools authorized under 17
s. 118.40 (2r), and private schools participating in a program under s. 118.60 or 18
119.23 to support dual enrollment programs taught in high schools. These grants
shall be awarded for the purpose of assisting high school teachers in meeting the 2
minimal qualifications necessary to teach dual enrollment courses.
(c) In each school year, the office of educational opportunity shall award at least 4
one grant under par. (b) to each of the following:
1. A school district the membership of which in the previous school year was 6
fewer than 650 pupils.
2. A school district the membership of which in the previous school year was 8
650 to 1,600 pupils.
3. A school district the membership of which in the previous school year was 10
more than 1,600 pupils.
4. A charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r).
5. A private school participating in the program under s. 118.60 or 119.23.
(d) No grant may be awarded under this subsection after June 30, 2022.