Wis. Admin. Code Department of Public Instruction § PI 25.05 - Provisions applicable to private contracting

Current through March 28, 2022

(1) The board of a school district may contract with private, nonprofit, nonsectarian agencies to provide programs for children at risk if the board determines that the agencies can adequately serve such children. A board contracting under this section shall take all of the following actions:
(a) Determine and list in writing appropriate private, nonprofit, nonsectarian agencies located in the school district or within 5 miles of the boundaries of the school district.
(b) Ensure that all instruction and pupil support services offered in contracted programs for children at risk are provided by one of the following:
1. Departmentally licensed professional staff members described in s. 121.02(1) (a), Stats.
2. Persons licensed by other recognized professional or trade associations who provide specialized instruction or related education services.
3. Persons who are supervised by departmentally licensed professional staff.
(c) Pay each contracting agency, for each full-time equivalent pupil served under the contract, an amount equal to at least 80% of the school district's average per pupil cost.
(d) Establish procedures with each contracting agency for the agency to provide all of the following information:
1. Staff qualifications.
2. Curriculum modifications and alternative education programs to be provided.
3. How pupil performance will be evaluated, including grading criteria, procedures for granting academic credit, and testing for progress in reading and mathematics skills areas.
4. Pupil attendance and retention rates.
(e) Develop a procedure for communication and cooperation with the contracting agencies in meeting the needs of pupils served under this section.
(2) Pupils served under this section who receive high school diplomas may not be counted in meeting the conditions under s. PI 25.07(1) (b) unless the pupil met high school graduation requirements under s. 118.33, Stats., or completed a program under s. 118.33(2) (m), Stats.

Notes

Wis. Admin. Code Department of Public Instruction § PI 25.05
Cr. Register, October, 1994, No. 466, eff. 11-1-94; CR 01-119: am. (1) (b) 2., (c), (d) 1. to 4., (e) and (2) Register May 2002 No. 557, eff. 6-1-02; CR 03-103 am. (2) Register March 2004 No. 579, eff. 4-1-04; CR 13-115: am. (1) (intro.) Register July 2014 No. 703, eff. 8-1-14.

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