Wisconsin has a strong and longstanding commitment to providing equitable education for all pupils. When the Wisconsin Constitution was adopted in 1848, it called for tuition free schools open to all pupils of all races and religious beliefs. In 1949, it became illegal for a school board to exclude any pupil from public school based on religion, nationality, color, or race or to maintain separate schools to achieve exclusion. This act, created in 1949, was Wisconsin's initial pupil nondiscrimination law.
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- Wisconsin Statewide Parent-Educator Initiative (WSPEI): is a service for parents, educators, and others interested in parent-educator partnerships for children with disabilities.
- Wisconsin FACETS: Our mission is to provide and broaden opportunities that enhance the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities and their families, with emphasis on support for underserved families in the community.
Funds under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) are provided to school districts on an entitlement basis for programs and services to children with disabilities. Funds may be used for staffing, educational materials, equipment, and other costs to provide special education and related services, as well as supplementary aids and services, to children with disabilities.
Links below open previously sent IDEA fiscal listserv messages:
Special Education Categorical Aids
Meeting Schedule 2014-15
October 13, 2014* [Held at Wilderness Hotel, 511 East Adams Street, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, 53965 (608-253-9729)]
12-1 p.m. Optional New Member Orientation
1-4 p.m. Business Session
5-6:30 p.m. Public Forum
The State Superintendent’s Conference on Special Education and Pupil Services Leadership Issues will follow on October 14-15, 2014.
This IDEA discretionary grant collects post high school outcomes data on students with disabilities who successfully exit high school or age out at 21 through the use of a survey which includes questions about independent living, post secondary education, and employment.
To date, no parallel data has been collected for exiting students without disabilities. Therefore, no comparative data are available for non-disabled peers in the areas of independent living, post secondary education and employment.
The special education team collects and processes data on special education programming required in Wisconsin Statutes, Chapter 115, and for reporting requirements under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004 and as required under the No Child Left Behind Act. Much of the student-specific data is collected through the Individual Student Enrollment System (ISES).