Wis. Admin. Code Department of Public Instruction § PI 37.03 - Grants for national board certification

Current through November 29, 2021

(1) ELIGIBILITY.
(a) Annually by June 30, a person meeting all of the following requirements may apply to the state superintendent for a grant in the amount equal to the costs of obtaining or renewing a national board certification or obtaining a Wisconsin master educator license that are borne by the person, not to exceed $2,000:
1. The person is certified by the national board for professional teaching standards or licensed as a Wisconsin master educator.
2. The person is licensed as a teacher by the state superintendent or employed as a teacher in a private school or tribal school located in this state.
3. The person is employed as a teacher in this state.
4. If the person is required to be evaluated under s. 120.12(2m) (a), Stats., and the person applied for an initial grant under this paragraph in the 2014-15 school year or thereafter, the person has a rating of effective or highly effective in the educator effectiveness system.
(b) Except as provided under par. (c), persons receiving a grant under par. (a) may apply annually by June 30 in each of the 9 school years following the school year in which he or she received the grant to the state superintendent for a $2,500 grant if the person satisfies all of the following requirements:
1. The person maintains his or her national board certification or Wisconsin master educator license.
2. The person maintains his or her license as a teacher by the state superintendent or remains employed in a private school or tribal school located in this state.
3. The person remains employed as a teacher in this state.
4. If the person is required to be evaluated under s. 120.12(2m) (a), Stats., and the person received an initial grant under par. (a) in the 2014-15 school year or thereafter, the person maintains a rating of effective or highly effective in the educator effectiveness system.
(c) The amount of each grant under par. (b) shall be $5,000 in any school year in which the recipient is employed as a teacher in a school in which at least 60 percent of the pupils enrolled satisfy the income eligibility criteria for a free or reduced-price lunch under 42 USC 1758(b) (1).
(2) APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS. A person applying for a grant under this chapter shall provide the state superintendent with all of the following information:
(a) A certified copy of the applicant's national board certificate or Wisconsin master educator license.
(b) A form provided by the department verifying employment from the employing public or private school administrator or his or her designee indicating that the applicant is employed as a teacher in this state.
(c) Verification that the applicant is employed as a teacher in a school in which at least 60 percent of the pupils enrolled satisfy the income eligibility criteria for a free or reduced-price lunch under 42 USC 1758(b) (1), if applicable.

Notes

Wis. Admin. Code Department of Public Instruction § PI 37.03
Cr. Register, May, 2000, No. 533, eff. 6-1-00; CR 01-132: r. (1) (a) 3., (b) 3., (2) (c), renum. (1) (a) 4. to be (1) (a) 3. and (1) (b) 4. to be (1) (b) 3. Register May 2002 No. 557, eff. 6-1-02; EmR0813: emerg. am. eff. 5-17-08; CR 08-044: am. Register January 2009 No. 637, eff. 2-1-09. Amended by, CR 15-029: am. (1) (a) 2., cr. (1) (a) 4., am. (1) (b) 2., cr. (1) (b) 4. Register October 2015 No. 718, eff. 11-1-15; numbering correction in (1) (b) 4. made under s. 13.92(4) (b) 7., Stats., s. 35.17, Stats., and correction of Section 6 of CR 15-029 ( PI 37.03(1) (b) 2., not PI 37.032(2) (a) 2., is amended) Register October 2015 No. 718, eff.11/1/2015. Amended by, CR 15-073: am. (1) (c), (2) (c) Register January 2016 No. 721, eff.2/1/2016 Amended by, correction in (Note) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register March 2017 No. 735, eff.4/1/2017. Amended by, CR 19-069: am. (1) (a) Register February 2020 No. 770, eff. 3/1/2020

PI 1678, Employment Verification for National Teacher Certification by NBPTS or Wisconsin Master Educator License by WMEAP, may be obtained at no charge from the Department of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841 or by going to the department's web site at: https://dpi.wi.gov/tepdl/licensing/types/master/national-board or https://dpi.wi.gov/tepdl/licensing/types/master-educator.

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