2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 115. State superintendent; general classifications and definitions; children with disabilities.
115.37 Blind and visual impairment education council.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 115.37 (2017)

115.37 Blind and visual impairment education council.

(1) In this section:

(a) “Council" means the blind and visual impairment education council.

(b) “Visually impaired" has the meaning given in s. 115.51 (4).

(2) The state superintendent shall seek the advice of and consult with the council on issues related to persons who are visually impaired. The state superintendent and the director of the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, or their designees, shall attend meetings of the council.

(3) The council shall do all of the following:

(a) Meet at least twice each year.

(b) Advise the state superintendent on such statewide services, activities, programs, investigations and research as in its judgment will benefit pupils who are visually impaired.

(c) Make recommendations for the improvement of services provided by the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

(d) Review the level and quality of services available to pupils in the state who are visually impaired and make recommendations about those services.

(e) Propose to the state superintendent ways to improve the preparation of teachers and other staff who provide services to pupils who are visually impaired.

(f) Propose to the state superintendent ways to improve coordination between the department and other agencies in providing services to persons who are visually impaired.

(4) The council may initiate consultations with the department.

(5) The council shall have access to public files, public records and statistics kept in the department that relate to matters concerning children who are visually impaired.

History: 1971 c. 292; 1995 a. 27 s. 9145 (1); 1997 a. 27, 164; 1999 a. 9.

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