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Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Rule No.: PI 34
Relating to: Updating PI 34 License Titles
Rule Type: Permanent
Pursuant to Coyne v. Walker, the Department of Public Instruction is not required to obtain the Governor’s approval for the statement of scope for this rule. Coyne v. Walker, 2015 WI App 21, 361 Wis.2d 255.
1. Finding/nature of the emergency (Emergency Rule only).
2. A description of the objective of the proposed rule.
The objective of the proposed rule is a technical change to update certain license titles in PI 34 to reflect the new special education terminology provided under Wis. Admin. Code Chapter PI 11, relating to children with disabilities.
3. A description of the existing policies and new policies included in the proposed rule and an analysis of policy alternatives.
Chapter PI 11 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code was recently updated to align the terminology and definitions for children with disabilities used under federal law. This is a technical change to align the license titles provided in PI 34 with the new terminology in PI 11 with respect to intellectual disabilities and specific learning disabilities.
4.   The statutory authority for the proposed rule.
115.28 General duties. The state superintendent shall:
(7) Licensing of teachers.
(a) License all teachers for the public schools of the state; make rules establishing standards of attainment and procedures for the examination and licensing of teachers within the limits prescribed in ss. 118.19 (2) and (3), 118.191, 118.192, 118.193, 118.194, and 118.195; prescribe by rule standards, requirements, and procedures for the approval of teacher preparatory programs leading to licensure, including a requirement that, beginning on July 1, 2012, and annually thereafter, each teacher preparatory program located in this state shall submit to the department a list of individuals who have completed the program and who have been recommended by the program for licensure under this subsection, together with each individual's date of program completion, from each term or semester of the program's most recently completed academic year; file in the state superintendent's office all papers relating to state teachers' licenses; and register each such license.
5. An estimate of the amount of time agency employees will spend developing the proposed rule and of other resources needed to develop the rule.
The amount of time needed for rule development by department staff and the amount of other resources necessary are indeterminate.
6. A description of all of the entities that will be affected by the proposed rule.
No entities should be affected by this rule change since the change will only be done to align the PI rule chapters with current administrative code.
7. A summary and preliminary comparison of any existing or proposed federal regulation that addresses or is intended to address the activities to be regulated by the proposed rule.
8. Anticipated economic impact of implementing the rule (note if the rule is likely to have a significant economic impact on small businesses).
The proposed rule will have no significant economic impact on small businesses, as defined in s. 227.114 (1), stats.
Contact information
Carl Bryan
Policy and Budget Team
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