“Free appropriate public education" means special education and related services that are provided at public expense and under public supervision and direction, meet the standards of the department, include an appropriate preschool, elementary or secondary school education and are provided in conformity with an individualized education program.
“Hearing officer" means an independent examiner appointed to conduct hearings under s. 115.80
“Individualized education program" means a written statement for a child with a disability that is developed, reviewed and revised in accordance with s. 115.787
“Local educational agency", except as otherwise provided, means the school district in which the child with a disability resides, the department of health services if the child with a disability resides in an institution or facility operated by the department of health services, or the department of corrections if the child with a disability resides in a Type 1 juvenile correctional facility, as defined in s. 938.02 (19)
, or a Type 1 prison, as defined in s. 301.01 (5)
“Native language", when used with reference to an individual of limited English proficiency, means the language normally used by the individual.
A husband who has consented to the artificial insemination of his wife under s. 891.40
A male who has been adjudicated the child's father under subch. VIII of ch. 48
, under subch. IX of ch. 767
, by final order or judgment of an Indian tribal court of competent jurisdiction or by final order or judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction in another state.
A foster parent, if the right and the responsibility of all of the persons specified in subds. 1.
to make educational decisions concerning a child have been extinguished by termination of parental rights, by transfer of guardianship or legal custody or by other court order, and if the foster parent has an ongoing, long-term parental relationship with the child, is willing to make the educational decisions that are required of a parent under this subchapter and has no interests that would conflict with the interests of the child.
“Parent" does not include any of the following:
The state, a county, or a child welfare agency, if a child was made a ward of the state, county, or child welfare agency under ch. 54
, 2017 stats., or ch. 880
, 2003 stats., or if a child has been placed in the legal custody or guardianship of the state, county, or child welfare agency under ch. 48
An American Indian tribal agency if the child was made a ward of the agency or placed in the legal custody or guardianship of the agency.
“Person acting as a parent of a child" means a relative of the child or a private individual allowed to act as a parent of a child by the child's biological or adoptive parents or guardian, and includes the child's grandparent, neighbor, friend or private individual caring for the child with the explicit or tacit approval of the child's biological or adoptive parents or guardian. “Person acting as a parent of a child" does not include any person that receives public funds to care for the child if such funds exceed the cost of such care.
“Related services" means transportation and such developmental, corrective, and other supportive services as may be required to assist a child with a disability to benefit from special education, including all of the following: