In this chapter:
"Access" means an opportunity to study through school district course
offerings, independent study, cooperative educational service agencies, or
cooperative arrangements between school district boards under s.
Stats., and postsecondary education institutions.
(2) "Career exploration and planning" means
the process by which elementary and secondary pupils identify and evaluate life
and work choices, explore and plan career goals, and acquire realistic life and
work decision-making skills.
"Charter school" means a school established under s.
(3) "Children at risk" has
the meaning set forth in s.
(4) "Days" means calendar days unless
"Department" means the Wisconsin department of public instruction.
(5m) "Direction" includes planning,
consultation, inservice training and periodic review.
(6) "Hours" means clock hours.
(6g) "Innovative Instructional Design" means
an instructional program aligned to school district standards and used to
improve student academic achievement through instruction offered outside of the
normal school day, virtually, or in an alternative setting.
(6m) "Instructional staff" for the purposes
of charter schools, means all professional employees who have as part of their
responsibility direct contact with students or with the instructional program
of the school. Instructional staff includes, but is not limited to, teachers,
librarians, pupil services staff, and administrative staff who supervise
means 5-year old kindergarten unless otherwise specified.
(8) "Licensed" means holding a valid license
issued by the department as required under ss.
(8m) "Middle level format" means an
organizational pattern which includes part or all of grades 5 to 9.
(9) "Postsecondary education institutions"
means public and private colleges and universities, and vocational and
technical institutions and schools.
"School district board" means the school board in charge of the
schools of a public school district.
"School term" has the meaning set forth in s.
(12) "State superintendent"
means the state superintendent of public instruction.
(13) "Vocational education" means
instructional programs designed to assist pupils in achieving mastery of the
skills set forth in s.
Wis. Admin. Code Department of Public Instruction § PI 8.001
Cr. Register, November,
1986, No. 371, eff. 12-1-86; cr. (5m) and (8m), Register, December, 1987, No.
384, eff. 1-1-88; cr. (2m), (6m), Register, October, 1994, No. 466, eff.
11-1-94; correction in (1) made under s. 13.93(2m) (b) 7, Stats., Register
October 2001 No. 550.
Amended by, CR
16-016: cr. (6g)
July 2016 No. 727, eff. 8/1/2016