Wis. Admin. Code Department of Public Instruction § PI 19.03 - Establishment of school age parent programs

Current through November 29, 2021

Under s. 115.92, Stats., a board may establish a program for school age parents who are residents of the school district. A program may be operated by the board or under agreement with a CESA, or under s. 66.0301, Stats. The program shall meet the following requirements:

(1) The board shall designate a person or persons to coordinate the school age parent program.
(2) Each board establishing a program for school age parents shall have on file a written plan which includes a description of goals and objectives, staffing, implementation procedures, and local means of evaluating the program. The board shall ensure that the plan and program are in compliance with s. 118.13(1), Stats., especially those provisions which prohibit discrimination on the basis of pregnancy or marital or parental status.
(4) All teachers and pupil services personnel in the school age parent program shall hold a Wisconsin license within their respective field of practice. All teachers and pupil services personnel providing instruction in the areas specified under sub. (6) (f), shall have earned at least 9 semester credits selected from the following:
(a) Infant and child care.
(b) Nutrition.
(c) Fetal development.
(d) Early childhood.
(e) Child or adolescent development.
(f) Maternal health and child care.
(g) Adolescent psychology.
(h) Family relationships.
(5) The pupil to teacher ratio in classes designed specifically for school age parents may not exceed 15 pupils to one teacher without prior department approval. Teacher aides may assist teachers in classrooms, in which case there may be 20 pupils for one teacher and one full-time teacher aide.
(6) The services provided include:
(a) Instruction in basic skills for academic subjects.
(b) Provision of social services to facilitate accessibility to needed resources.
(c) Information on counseling services available in the school district and in the community.
(d) Provision of vocational guidance, career development, and education for employment activities.
(e) Information on related maternal and child health support systems and resources.
(f) Instruction in the following areas:
1. Prenatal and neonatal care.
2. Child development.
3. Infant and child care.
4. Nutrition.
5. Family planning including natural family planning.
6. Information on the options available and the procedures followed in independent and agency adoptions, including current practices regarding a birth parent's involvement in the selection of an adoptive home and the sharing of information between birth parents and adoptive parents.
7. The impact of adoption on birth parents and children who have been adopted.
8. An explanation that the adoption process may be initiated even after a child has been born and has left the hospital.
(7) The program shall be designed to allow pupils enrolled to meet the high school graduation requirements under s. 118.33, Stats., and ch. PI 18.
(8) At least annually, the board shall evaluate the program for purposes of determining the effectiveness of the program and the need for modifications to the program. The evaluation shall examine the extent to which the following were accomplished:
(a) The stated goals and objectives of the program were met.
(b) Pupils in the program demonstrated satisfactory progress in basic skills acquisition and progress toward high school graduation under s. 118.33, Stats.
(c) Pupils in the program demonstrated a basic knowledge of maternal health practices, the acquisition of child care techniques, and family planning.


Wis. Admin. Code Department of Public Instruction § PI 19.03
Cr. Register, September, 1986, No. 369, eff. 10-1-86; am. (3), (4) (intro.), (6) (intro.) and (9) (intro.), Register, September, 1996, No. 489, eff. 10-1-96; am. (3) and (6) (b), cr. (6) (f) 6. to 8., r. (8), renum. (9) to be (8), Register, May, 2000, No. 533, eff. 6-1-00; corrections in (intro.) and (3) made under s. 13.93(2m) (b) 7, Stats., Register October 2001 No. 550. Amended by, CR 19-069: r. (3) Register February 2020 No. 770, eff. 3/1/2020

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