2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 115. State superintendent; general classifications and definitions; children with disabilities.
115.372 Deaf and hard-of-hearing education council.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 115.372 (2017)

115.372 Deaf and hard-of-hearing education council.

(1) In this section:

(a) “Council" means the deaf and hard-of-hearing education council.

(b) “Hearing impaired" has the meaning given in s. 115.51 (2).

(2) The state superintendent shall seek the advice of and consult with the council on issues related to persons who are hearing impaired. The state superintendent and the director of the Wisconsin Educational Services Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, 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 hearing impaired.

(c) Make recommendations for the improvement of services provided by the Wisconsin Educational Services Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

(d) Review the level and quality of services available to pupils in the state who are hearing 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 hearing impaired.

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

History: 2001 a. 57.

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