Wisconsin Administrative Code
Department of Public Instruction
Chapter PI 19 - Education For School Age Parents
Section PI 19.04 - Participation in school age parent programs

Universal Citation: WI Admin Code ยง PI 19.04

Current through February 26, 2024


(a) A pupil or a pupil's parent may request participation in the program through the program coordinator.

(b) A teacher, school nurse, school psychologist, school social worker, school counselor, administrator, or any other professional required to be licensed under s. 115.28(7), Stats., who is employed by the school district and has reasonable cause to believe that a pupil is a school age parent shall, with permission of the pupil or a minor pupil's parent, refer the pupil to the program coordinator.

(c) A physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker, counselor, teacher, administrator or professional employee of a public or private health or social service agency who has reason to believe that a pupil is a school age parent may, with permission of the pupil or a minor pupil's parent, refer the pupil to the program coordinator.

(2) Prior to offering enrollment in the school age parent program, the program coordinator may:

(a) For female pupils, require medical verification of pregnancy or a birth certificate or other evidence which legally establishes parenthood.

(b) For male pupils, require evidence of paternity by one of the following methods:
1. Marriage.

2. Adoption.

3. Presumption of paternity under s. 891.41, Stats.

4. Determination of paternity under s. 767.80, Stats.

(3) Upon determination that a pupil is eligible to enroll in a school age parent program, the program coordinator shall inform the pupil that participation in the program is voluntary. Placement options may include any of the following:

(a) Continuation in the regular school program with supportive services provided by pupil services personnel;

(b) Attendance in an educational program designed specifically to meet the needs of the school age parent;

(c) Home study programs for school age mothers as provided under s. 118.15(1) (d) 5, Stats., during pregnancy and in the 120 days immediately following pregnancy; and

(d) Hospital instruction for school age mothers during periods when the pupil is hospitalized both prior to and following delivery.

(e) Other programs and services which may be available to pupils identified as children at risk under s. 118.153, Stats.

(4) The program coordinator shall conduct a meeting to include the school age mother or the school age father or both; the parents of pupils who are under age 18; teachers; and pupil services personnel prior to a pupil's entry into the program to discuss the following:

(a) Each pupil's current educational program;

(b) Program modifications, if any, needed to accommodate the pupil's pregnancy or child care requirements or to accommodate the pupil's part-time job necessary to provide support for the child; and

(c) Special programming available.

(d) Placement options under sub. (3).

(5) The program coordinator shall outline each pupil's educational and service program plan in writing. This plan shall have the written consent of the school age parent and his or her parents. If the pupil has reached the age of majority or is otherwise emancipated, parental consent is not required.

(6) When a pupil ceases his or her participation in the school age parent program prior to graduation from high school, the program coordinator shall develop a plan for the transition to the regular school program, if needed.

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