NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to s. 115.28 (7) (a) and (c), Stats.; and interpreting s. 115.28 (7) (a) and (c), Stats., the Department of Public Instruction will hold a public hearing as required under s. 227.24 (4), Stats., to consider the promulgation of an emergency rule amending PI 34 relating to changes to PI 34 as a result of 2019 Wisconsin Act 44. This emergency rule seeks to implement provisions under Clearinghouse Rule 20-005, which is pending at the filing of this rule. The emergency rule makes changes to ch. PI 34 to conform the rule to changes in statute as a result of 2019 Wisconsin Act 44, including rules around what constitutes satisfactory completion of a course of study that a special education teacher may complete as an alternative to the Foundations of Reading Test (FORT), as necessitated by the coronavirus disease (“COVID-19”) emergency.
The Department will hold the public hearing at the time shown below via teleconference due to the restrictions adopted during the COVID-19 emergency declaration established for Dane County. The hearing will be held as follows:
Date and Time: Monday, June 25, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location (Conference Call Only): Phone Number +1 608-620-9781 Conference ID: 256 941 341#
The hearing is fully accessible to persons with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation to access the meeting, please call Carl Bryan using the contact information provided below at least 10 days prior to the hearing date. Reasonable accommodation includes materials prepared in an alternative format, as provided under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Appearances at the Hearing and Submittal of Written Comments
The purpose of this hearing to consider public testimony on the scope statement under consideration. Interested persons are invited to call into the hearing and will be afforded the opportunity to make a presentation of their position on the proposed rule orally. Questions or comments about the scope statement under consideration may be posed and will be duly recorded.
Individuals who are unable to attend the hearing but would like to submit written comments may do so via the Department’s form for submitting comment on administrative rules at https://forms.gle/xFLtwQxu2jmeMnYUA. Questions or additional testimony may be accepted by using the contact information below. Written comments on the statement of scope received no later than the date of the hearing will be given the same consideration as testimony presented at the hearing.
Agency Contact Person
Carl Bryan, Administrative Rules Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, Department of Public Instruction, 125 South Webster Street, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.