AB554,13 25Section 13. 38.26 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
138.26 (title) Minority Disadvantaged student participation and
2retention grants.
AB554,14 3Section 14. 38.26 (1) of the statutes is repealed.
AB554,15 4Section 15. 38.26 (2) (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) of the statutes are amended to read:
AB554,7,65 38.26 (2) (a) The creation or expansion of programs that provide counseling and
6tutoring services for minority disadvantaged students.
AB554,7,97 (b) Programs that demonstrate innovative approaches to increasing minority
8disadvantaged student placement and retention in technical education programs
9that have a high earning potential for their graduates.
AB554,7,1210 (c) Providing internships to minority disadvantaged students enrolled in
11programs that prepare their graduates for admission to a teacher education program
12at an institution within the University of Wisconsin System.
AB554,7,1513 (d) Programs that combine basic skills and occupational training as a means
14of expediting basic skills remediation and increasing retention of minority
15disadvantaged students.
AB554,7,1716 (e) Programs that use community-based organizations to assist in the
17recruitment, training and retention of minority disadvantaged students.
AB554,16 18Section 16. 38.27 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB554,7,2219 38.27 (1) (a) The creation or expansion of adult high school, adult basic
20education, and English as a 2nd language courses. The board shall give priority to
21courses serving students with disabilities or minority, unemployed, or
22disadvantaged students.
AB554,17 23Section 17. 39.15 (1) (c) of the statutes is repealed.
AB554,18 24Section 18. 39.40 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
139.40 (title) Minority teacher Teacher loan program for disadvantaged
AB554,19 3Section 19. 39.40 (1) of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
AB554,8,54 39.40 (1) In this section, “economically disadvantaged pupil" has the meaning
5given in s. 115.43 (1).
AB554,20 6Section 20. 39.40 (2) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB554,8,87 39.40 (2) (intro.) The board shall establish a loan program for minority
8disadvantaged students who meet all of the following requirements:
AB554,21 9Section 21. 39.40 (3) (b) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB554,8,1410 39.40 (3) (b) 1. The recipient is employed as provided in subd. 1m. by a public
11or private elementary or secondary school, or by a tribal school, as defined in s.
12115.001 (15m), located in a school district in this state in which minority students
13economically disadvantaged pupils constitute at least 40 80 percent of the
14membership, as defined in s. 121.004 (5).
AB554,22 15Section 22. 39.44 (title) of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
AB554,8,16 1639.44 (title) Grants for disadvantaged undergraduate students.
AB554,23 17Section 23. 39.44 (1) (a) of the statutes is repealed.
AB554,24 18Section 24. 39.44 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB554,8,2219 39.44 (1) (b) There is established, to be administered by the board, the minority
20undergraduate retention
a grant program for minority undergraduates the retention
21of disadvantaged undergraduate students
enrolled in private, nonprofit higher
22educational institutions in this state or in technical colleges in this state.
AB554,25 23Section 25. 39.44 (1) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
AB554,9,224 39.44 (1) (c) In determining whether a student is disadvantaged for purposes
25of this subchapter, including under this section and s. 39.40, the race, ethnicity,

1national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or religion of the student may not be
2considered, either directly or indirectly.
AB554,26 3Section 26. 39.44 (3) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB554,9,74 39.44 (3) (c) Annually report to the board the number of awards made, the
5amount of each award, the minority disadvantaged status of each recipient, other
6financial aid awards made to each recipient, and the total amount of financial aid
7made available to the eligible students.
AB554,27 8Section 27. 39.46 (2) (g) of the statutes is repealed.
AB554,28 9Section 28. Initial applicability.
AB554,9,1410 (1) The treatment of ss. 36.25 (14) and (14m) (title), (a), (b), (c) 2., and (d), 36.34
11(title) and (1) (title) and (a), 38.04 (8) (title), (a), (b), and (c), 38.26 (title), (1), and (2)
12(a), (b), (c), (d), and (e), 38.27 (1) (a), 39.15 (1) (c), 39.44 (title), (1) (a), (b), and (c), and
13(3) (c), and 39.46 (2) (g) and the renumbering and amendment of s. 36.34 (1) (b) first
14apply in the 2024-25 academic year.
AB554,9,1615 (2) The treatment of s. 39.40 (title), (1), (2) (intro.), and (3) (b) 1. first applies
16to loans made on the effective date of this subsection.
AB554,9,1717 (End)