2022 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 115 - State superintendent; general classifications and definitions; children with disabilities.
115.72 - Establishment of programs.
115.72 Establishment of programs.
(1) Any school district enrolling American Indian pupils, or alternative school, may establish, on a voluntary basis, an American Indian language and culture education program. The program shall be designed to:
(a) Make the school curriculum more relevant to the needs, interests and cultural heritage of American Indian pupils.
(b) Provide reinforcement of the positive self-image of American Indian pupils.
(c) Develop intercultural awareness among pupils, parents and staff.
(2) The American Indian language and culture education program may include:
(a) Instruction in American Indian language, literature, history and culture.
(b) In-service training and technical assistance for staff in regard to methods of teaching American Indian pupils.
(c) Vocational education and counseling for American Indian pupils.
(d) Modification of curriculum, instructional methods and administrative procedures to meet the needs of American Indian pupils.
(e) Tests of the academic achievement of the American Indian pupils enrolled.
(f) Identification of the educational needs of the American Indian pupils enrolled.
(g) Classification of American Indian pupils enrolled by grade, level of education, age and achievement.
(3) The school board of a district establishing an American Indian language and culture education program may designate the school or schools in which the program shall be offered. The parent or guardian of an American Indian pupil may transfer the pupil to the school in which the program is offered, if it is in the same district, in order for the pupil to participate in the program.
(4) American Indian language and culture education programs established under this subchapter shall be located in school facilities in which regular classes in a variety of subjects are offered on a daily basis.
History: 1979 c. 346.