PI 38.24   Review of applications and awarding of grants.
Subchapter VI — Grants for Tribal Language
PI 38.31   Purpose.
PI 38.32   Definitions.
PI 38.33   Eligible applicants and application requirements.
PI 38.34   Review of applications and awarding of grants.
Ch. PI 38 Note Note: Chapter PI 38 was created as an emergency rule effective August 15, 1998.
subch. I of ch. PI 38 Subchapter I — General
PI 38.001 PI 38.001 Purpose. This chapter establishes procedures for grant programs administered by the department.
PI 38.001 History History: 2017 Wis. Act 93: cr. Register December 2017 No. 744, eff. 1-1-18.
PI 38.002 PI 38.002 Definitions. In this chapter:
PI 38.002(1) (1)“CESA" means a cooperative educational service agency created under ch. 116, Stats.
PI 38.002(2) (2)“Department" means the Wisconsin department of public instruction.
PI 38.002(3) (3)“School board" has the meaning given in s. 115.001 (7), Stats.
PI 38.002(4) (4)“School district" has the meaning given in s. 115.01 (3), Stats.
PI 38.002(5) (5)“State superintendent" means the state superintendent of public instruction for the state of Wisconsin.
PI 38.002 History History: EmR0805: emerg. cr. eff. 2-25-08; CR 08-018: cr. Register November 2008 No. 635, eff. 12-1-08; correction in (2) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register March 2013; No. 687.2017 Wis. Act 93: cr. (title), (intro.), renum. (1), (5) from PI 38.02 (2), (5), renum. (2), (3), (4) from PI 16.02 (5), (7), (8) Register December 2017 No. 744, eff. 1-1-18.
subch. II of ch. PI 38 Subchapter II — General Administrative Procedures
PI 38.005 PI 38.005 Applicability.
PI 38.005(1)(1)Except as provided in sub. (2), this subchapter applies to all state grant programs administered by the department.
PI 38.005(2) (2)If a rule under this subchapter conflicts with a statute, administrative rule, or federal regulation that applies to the grant program, the rule under this subchapter does not apply to the grant program.
PI 38.005 History History: 2017 Wis. Act 93: cr. Register December 2017 No. 744, eff. 1-1-18.
PI 38.006 PI 38.006 Applications. To be considered for a grant under a state grant program, an applicant shall file with the department a complete application on a form provided by the department by the date established by the department.
PI 38.006 History History: 2017 Wis. Act 93: cr. Register December 2017 No. 744, eff. 1-1-18.
PI 38.007 PI 38.007 Department duties.
PI 38.007(1)(1)Applications. For each state grant program, the department shall develop an application that includes all of the following information:
PI 38.007(1)(a) (a) The date the application shall be filed with the department.
PI 38.007(1)(b) (b) The criteria the department will use to award grants under sub. (3).
PI 38.007(1)(c) (c) The information a recipient of the grant is required to maintain under s. PI 38.008 (1).
PI 38.007(2) (2)Application review. The department shall review all applications filed in accordance with s. PI 38.006.
PI 38.007(3) (3)Grant awards. The department shall award grants based on the criteria listed in the grant application.
PI 38.007(4) (4)Proration. The department may award grants on a prorated basis if available funding is insufficient to fully fund all of the grant recipients.
PI 38.007(5) (5)Notification. The department shall notify each applicant in writing of its determination under sub. (3).
PI 38.007 History History: 2017 Wis. Act 93: cr. Register December 2017 No. 744, eff. 1-1-18.
PI 38.008 PI 38.008 Grant reporting. A grant recipient shall do all of the following:
PI 38.008(1) (1)Maintain any documentation required by the department.
PI 38.008(2) (2)Upon the request of the department, provide any information required under sub. (1) to the department.
PI 38.008 History History: 2017 Wis. Act 93: cr. Register December 2017 No. 744, eff. 1-1-18.
subch. III of ch. PI 38 Subchapter III — Grants for Peer Review and Mentoring
PI 38.01 PI 38.01 Purpose. Under s. 115.405, Stats., the state superintendent shall award grants to eligible applicants for peer review and mentoring programs. This subchapter sets forth criteria and procedures for awarding grants under this program.
PI 38.01 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1999, No. 518, eff. 3-1-99; 2017 Wis. Act 93: am. Register December 2017 No. 744, eff. 1-1-18.
PI 38.02 PI 38.02 Definitions. In this subchapter:
PI 38.02(1) (1)“Approved program" has the meaning defined under s. PI 34.001 (2).
PI 38.02(3) (3)“Initial educator" means an individual who fulfills any of the following:
PI 38.02(3)(a) (a) Holds a tier I guest teach license under s. PI 34.030.
PI 38.02(3)(b) (b) Is employed as a tier I license holder in special education subject to the requirements under s. PI 34.039.
PI 38.02(3)(c) (c) Holds a tier II provisional educator license under s. PI 34.040 and has less than 3 years of experience.
PI 38.02(4) (4)“Mentor" means an educator and a peer to the initial educator who primarily provides support and assistance to initial educators.
PI 38.02 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1999, No. 518, eff. 3-1-99; 2017 Wis. Act 93: am. (intro.), (1), renum. (2) to PI 38.002 (1), am. (3), renum. (5) to PI 38.002 (5) Register December 2017 No. 744, eff. 1-1-18; correction in (1) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register April 2019 No. 760; CR 19-034: renum. (3) to (3) (intro.) and am., cr. (3) (a) to (c) Register February 2020 No. 770, eff. 3-1-20.
PI 38.03 PI 38.03 Grants for peer review and mentoring.
PI 38.03(1)(1)Eligibility. Annually, by May 1, eligible applicants may apply to the state superintendent to fund a peer review and mentoring program described under sub. (4m). Eligible applicants include the following:
PI 38.03(1)(a) (a) A CESA.
PI 38.03(1)(b) (b) A consortium consisting of 2 or more school districts.
PI 38.03(1)(c) (c) A consortium consisting of 2 or more CESAs.
PI 38.03(1)(d) (d) A combination of pars. (a) to (c).
PI 38.03(2) (2)Application requirements. An application submitted under sub. (1) shall be developed with significant input from teachers and shall include the following information:
PI 38.03(2)(a) (a) Signatures, names and titles of individuals who developed the grant application.
PI 38.03(2)(b) (b) A list of school districts and CESAs that will participate in the program.
PI 38.03(2)(c) (c) A description of the proposed program including its rationale, goals and objectives.
PI 38.03(2)(d) (d) A description of how the proposed program will assist initial educators and enhance instruction.
PI 38.03(2)(e) (e) A description of the program activities to be completed during the duration of the program, with a timetable for completion of each major activity.
PI 38.03(2)(f) (f) A description of how the program will enhance pupil achievement.
PI 38.03(2)(g) (g) A description of the evaluation plan including the indicators used to measure the achievement of the program goals and objectives.
PI 38.03(2)(h) (h) A description of the applicant's capacity to continue the program after the grant period is complete.
PI 38.03(2)(i) (i) A description of how the grant award will be allocated, including how the applicant will match at least 20% of the grant awarded as required under s. 115.405 (1), Stats. The matching funds may be in the form of money or in-kind services or both.
PI 38.03(2)(j) (j) A description of the selection, training, roles and responsibilities of the mentors.
PI 38.03(2)(k) (k) A statement of the need for the grant.
PI 38.03(2)(L) (L) A statement of which entity will be administering the program.
PI 38.03(3) (3)Assurances. A grant recipient under this subchapter shall provide for all of the following:
PI 38.03(3)(a) (a) An assurance that the grant awarded under this subchapter will not be used to supplant or replace funds otherwise available for professional development.
PI 38.03(3)(b) (b) An assurance that program information and related materials under this subchapter will be made available to interested schools and other educational institutions at a reasonable cost.
PI 38.03(4) (4)Grant amount. A one-year grant of not more than $25,000 may be made to fund a comprehensive peer review and mentoring program for initial educators.
PI 38.03(4m) (4m)Program components. A program is eligible for a grant under this subchapter only if it includes all of the following program components:
PI 38.03(4m)(a) (a) An ongoing orientation for initial educators that is collaboratively developed and delivered by administrators, teachers, support staff and parents.
PI 38.03(4m)(b) (b) Seminars that meet the needs and concerns of the initial educator and reflect the Wisconsin standards for teacher development and licensure. The Wisconsin standards under this paragraph include all of the following:
PI 38.03(4m)(b)1. 1. The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the disciplines he or she teaches and can create learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for students.
PI 38.03(4m)(b)2. 2. The teacher understands how children learn and develop, and can provide learning opportunities that support their intellectual, social, and personal development.
PI 38.03(4m)(b)3. 3. The teacher understands how students differ in their approaches to learning and creates instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners.
PI 38.03(4m)(b)4. 4. The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage students' development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.
PI 38.03(4m)(b)5. 5. The teacher uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
PI 38.03(4m)(b)6. 6. The teacher uses knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.
PI 38.03(4m)(b)7. 7. The teacher plans and delivers instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, students, the community, and curriculum goals.
PI 38.03(4m)(b)8. 8. The teacher understands and uses formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social, and physical development of the learner.
PI 38.03(4m)(b)9. 9. The teacher is a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates the effects of his or her choices and actions on others, such as students, parents, and other professionals in the learning community and who actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally.
PI 38.03(4m)(b)10. 10. The teacher fosters relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support students' learning and well being.
PI 38.03(4m)(c) (c) A mentor for all initial educators.
PI 38.03(4m)(d) (d) The development of a professional development plan for the initial educator which includes a list of activities, timelines for achievement, and assessments based on the standards described under par. (b).
PI 38.03 Note Note: PIF-1653, Peer Review and Mentoring Grants application form, may be obtained at no charge by writing to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Licensing Team, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.
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