ERIC Number: ED368059
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar-9
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Legislation on Alternative Education Programs. Wisconsin Legislative Council Report No. 1 to the 1993 Legislature.
Wisconsin State Legislative Council, Madison.
Two key pieces of legislation cover changes to Wisconsin's alternative education programs. The first bill is "1993 Senate Bill 88, Relating to Alternative Education Program, Children-At-Risk Programs, Granting Rule-Making Authority and Making an Appropriation." This bill creates an alternative education grant program of $3 million for fiscal year 1993-94 administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). It also modifies the current children-at-risk program administered by the DPI by extending eligibility to all students and creating a competitive grant mechanism. The second bill is "1993 Senate Bill 89, Relating to Assessment Periods for Certain Pupils, High School Graduation Requirements, Alternative Education Program Teacher Licensure, Education for Employment Programs and Granting Rule-Making Authority." This bill creates an authority for school districts to establish assessment periods for certain students and modifies high school graduation requirements. It also guides state agencies in their role in changes in alternative education programs. The activities of the Special Committee on Alternative Education Programs is included. Legislation background and description are included as well. Appendices include a list of Legislative Council members, a list of Special Committee on Alternative Education Programs members, and committee materials. (Contains 43 references.) (JPT)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Legislative Council, Madison.