In this chapter:
"Appeal" means an application to the state superintendent, as provided by
statute or rule, to review a decision by the department or a local education
(2) "Complaint" means an
allegation of wrongdoing filed with the state superintendent against a local
education agency, its officers or employees stating essential facts and
review" means issuing a decision based on a review of written information
submitted by the parties.
"Department" means the Wisconsin department of public instruction.
(3m) "Institution" means a participant in the
national school lunch program, special milk program for children, school
breakfast program, summer food service program, or child and adult food care
(4) "Local education
agency" means school boards, school districts, cooperative educational service
agencies, county children with disabilities education boards, public libraries,
public library systems, and private schools or agencies if the private schools'
or agencies' actions or decisions concern programs receiving state or federal
funds which are administered by the department.
(4m) "Office of legal services" means the
office of legal services in the department.
(5) "Party" means the complainant or
appellant and the respondent named in the complaint or appeal.
(6) "Rule" means any rule in the Wisconsin
Administrative Code or regulation in the Code of Federal Regulations.
(7) "State superintendent" means the state
superintendent of public instruction.
(8) "Statute" means any Wisconsin or United
Wis. Admin. Code Department of Public Instruction § PI 1.02
Cr. Register, December,
1987, No. 384, eff. 1-1-88.
Amended by, CR
17-052: am. (1), cr. (2m), (3m), am. (4), cr. (4m), am. (5)
January 2018 No. 745, eff.