ORDER OF THE
STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
ADOPTING PERMANENT RULES
The scope statement for this rule, SS 126-15, was published in Register No. 719A2, on November 9, 2015, and approved by State Superintendent Tony Evers, on November 24, 2015. Pursuant to Coyne v. Walker, the Department of Public Instruction is not required to obtain the Governor’s approval for the statement of scope for this rule. Coyne v. Walker, 368 Wis.2d 444. The State Superintendent of Public Instruction hereby creates ch. PI 33, relating to whole grade sharing.
ANALYSIS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
Statute interpreted: s. 118.50, Stats.
Explanation of agency authority:
Under s. 118.50 (8), Stats., the Department is allowed to promulgate rules to implement and administer s. 118.50, Stats., the statute related to whole grade sharing.
Related statute or rule: N/A
Plain language analysis:
2015 Wisconsin Act 55 provided that the school boards of two or more school districts may enter into a whole grade sharing agreement that provides for all or a substantial portion of the pupils enrolled in one or more grades, including
4-year-old and 5-year-old kindergarten and prekindergarten classes, in any of the school districts to attend school in one or more of the other school districts for all or a substantial portion of a school day. This rule proposes to create a new rule chapter to implement and administer procedures for two or more school districts entering into a whole grade sharing agreement. The rule proposes to ensure consistency in the implementation of whole grade by establishing procedures on pupil record sharing, pupil assessments, the payment of state aid, habitual truancy and expulsion, and approvals to conduct feasibility studies.
Summary of, and comparison with, existing or proposed federal regulations: N/A
Comparison with rules in adjacent states: N/A
Summary of factual data and analytical methodologies:
This proposed rule change is needed to implement whole grade sharing provided under s. 118.50, Stats., created as a result of the 2015-17 budget, 2015 Wisconsin Act 55.
Analysis and supporting documents used to determine effect on small business or in preparation of economic impact report: N/A
Anticipated costs incurred by private sector: N/A
Effect on small business:
The proposed rules will have no significant economic impact on small businesses, as defined in s. 227.114 (1) (a), Stats.
Agency contact person: (including email and telephone)
Budget and Policy Analyst
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Place where comments are to be submitted and deadline for submission:
Comments should be submitted by July 20, 2017, to Carl Bryan at the Department of Public Instruction, 125 S. Webster Street, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841 or at email@example.com. The Department will publish a hearing notice in the Administrative Register that will provide information on the deadline for the submission of comments.
SECTION 1. Ch. PI 33 is created to read:
WHOLE GRADE SHARING