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.
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.
Stats., especially those provisions which prohibit discrimination on the basis
of pregnancy or marital or parental status.
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.
(c) Fetal development.
(d) Early childhood.
(e) Child or adolescent
(f) Maternal health
and child care.
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.
The services provided include:
(a) Instruction in basic skills for academic
(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.
Instruction in the following areas:
1. Prenatal and neonatal care.
2. Child development.
3. Infant and child care.
5. Family planning including natural family
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
The program shall be designed to allow pupils enrolled to meet the high school
graduation requirements under s.
Stats., and ch. PI 18.
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.
(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)
February 2020 No. 770, eff.