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{{tnr}}'''Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction''' is the department for public K-12 education in [[Wisconsin (Sunshine Review)]]. This state agency manages public education and libraries in the state. It was created in 1848, the same year Wisconsin received statehood, because the [[Judgepedia:Wisconsin Constitution|state constitution]] provided for the establishment of local school districts and a free education for all children in the state.<ref>[http://dpi.wi.gov/aboutus.html About the DPI]</ref>
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|Image=Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction logo.jpg|link=Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
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|Superintendent=[[Tony Evers]]
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|FY 2014 Budget=$5.94 billion<ref name=budget>[http://news.dpi.wi.gov/news_2013-15-state-budget-information ''Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction,'' "2013-2015 State Budget Information," accessed January 14, 2014]</ref>
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|Employees=635
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|Website=http://dpi.wi.gov/
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{{tnr}}'''The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction''' oversees public K-12 education and public libraries in [[Wisconsin]]. The department was created in 1848 after ratification of the [[Judgepedia:Wisconsin Constitution|Wisconsin State Constitution]]. Article X, Section 1 of the Constitution created the position of [[Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction|Superintendent of Public Instruction]] to supervise public education.<ref>[http://legis.wisconsin.gov/rsb/unannotated_wisconst.pdf ''Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau,'' "Wisconsin and U.S. Constitutions," accessed January 14, 2014]</ref> The department managed 2,211 schools and 871,551 K-12 students during the 2012-2013 school year.<ref>[http://wisedash.dpi.wi.gov/Dashboard/portalHome.jsp ''Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction,'' "Wisconsin Information System for Education," January 14, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://reportcards.dpi.wi.gov/ ''Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction,'' "District and School Report Cards Home," accessed January 14, 2014]</ref>
  
==Office of the State Superintendent==
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==History==
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The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction possessed limited powers through its first century of existence. In 1849, the [[Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction|Superintendent of Public Instruction]] was tasked with annual school inspections, curriculum recommendations and distribution of revenues from public land sales. Authority over teacher licensing, curriculum development and assessment fell to county superintendents into the early 20th century. The [[Wisconsin State Legislature]] authorized the department to license state teachers in 1939. The department gained authority over special education in 1947 and high school graduation requirements in 1983.<ref name=blue>[http://legis.wisconsin.gov/lrb/bb/13bb/Executive.pdf ''Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau,'' "Wisconsin Blue Book 2013-2014: Executive," accessed January 14, 2014]</ref>
  
The State Superintendent is a nonpartisan, constitutional officer elected every four years by Wisconsin citizens.
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==Structure==
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===Mission===
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{{WIDOE}}The mission statement of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction reads:<ref name=blue/>
  
Wisconsin's current State Superintendent is [[Tony Evers (Sunshine Review)]], PhD.<ref>[http://www.dpi.state.wi.us/sprntdnt/index.html State Superintendent site]</ref>
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{{Quote|The Department of Public Instruction provides direction and technical assistance for public elementary and secondary education in Wisconsin. The department offers a broad range of programs and professional services to local school administrators and staff. It distributes state school aids and administers federal aids to supplement local tax resources, improves curriculum and school operations, ensures education for children with disabilities, offers professional guidance and counseling, and develops school and public library resources.}}
  
===Cabinet===
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===Leadership===
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The current [[Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction|Superintendent of Public Instruction]] is [[Tony Evers]]. The following list details his cabinet officials:<ref name=blue/>
  
The following are part of the superintendent's cabinet:<ref>[http://dpi.wi.gov/sprntdnt/cabinet.html Cabinet]</ref>
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* '''Deputy State Superintendent:''' Mike Thompson
*Michael Thompson, Deputy State Superintendent
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* '''Executive Assistant:''' Jessica Justman
*Sheila Ellefson, Chief Legal Counsel
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* '''Special Assistant:''' Scott Jones
*Sue Grady, Executive Assistant
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* '''Chief Legal Counsel:''' Janet Jenkins
*John Johnson, Communications Director
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* '''Director of Education Information Services:''' John Johnson
*Scott Jones, Special Assistant
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* '''Legislative Liaison:''' Jennifer Kammerud
Assistant State Superintendents
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:*Kurt Kiefer, Division for Libraries, Technology, and Community Learning
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:*Deborah Mahaffey, Division for Academic Excellence
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:*Brian Pahnke, Division for Finance and Management
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:*Carolyn Stanford Taylor, Division for Learning Support: Equity and Advocacy
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:*Jennifer Thayer, Division for Reading and Student Achievement
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==Division for Academic Excellence==
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====Departmental divisions====
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The Department of Public Instruction has five divisions managed by assistant superintendents listed below:<ref name=blue/>
  
The Division for Academic Excellence (DAE) is comprised of the Content and Learning Team, the Career and Technical Education Team, and the Teacher Education, Professional Development and Licensing Team.<ref>[http://dpi.wi.gov/dae/index.html Division for Academic Excellence]</ref>
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* '''Division of Academic Excellence:''' Sheila Briggs
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* '''Division of Finance and Management:''' Brian Pahnke
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* '''Division of Learning Support:''' Carolyn Stanford Taylor
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* '''Division of Libraries and Technology:''' Kurt Kiefer
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* '''Division of Student and School Success:''' Lynette Russell
  
==Division for Finance & Management==
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===State Board of Education===
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Wisconsin does not have a State Board of Education.
  
This division provides centralized and managerial support services to the department to ensure effective and cost-efficient operation of the agency.<ref>[http://dpi.wi.gov/dfm/index.html Division for Finance and Management]</ref> It also consists of the seven service areas found below:
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===Organizational chart===
* Community Nutrition
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The following chart outlines the organizational structure of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction:<ref name=blue/>
* Human Resources
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* Policy and Budget
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* School Financial Services
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* School Management Services
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* School Nutrition
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===Budget===
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[[File:Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction org chart.jpg|600px|link=Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction]]
  
Budget data is not audited and represents the district's projected expenditures. The following are the fiscal year budgets:<ref>[http://www2.dpi.state.wi.us/sfsdw/Download_choose_year.asp?btnCategory=Budget Budgets]</ref>
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==Budget==
*[http://www2.dpi.state.wi.us/sfsdw/Download_choose_file.asp?strMyFileType=Budget&strMyYear=g2009-2010 FY 2009-2010]
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The [[Wisconsin State Legislature]] approved the following biennial budget for the Department of Public Instruction through the 2015 fiscal year:<ref name=budget/>
*[http://www2.dpi.state.wi.us/sfsdw/Download_choose_file.asp?strMyFileType=Budget&strMyYear=h2008-2009 FY 2008-2009]
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*[http://www2.dpi.state.wi.us/sfsdw/Download_choose_file.asp?strMyFileType=Budget&strMyYear=i2007-2008 FY 2007-2008]
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*[http://www2.dpi.state.wi.us/sfsdw/Download_choose_file.asp?strMyFileType=Budget&strMyYear=j2006-2007 FY 2006-2007]
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*[http://www2.dpi.state.wi.us/sfsdw/Download_choose_file.asp?strMyFileType=Budget&strMyYear=k2005-2006 FY 2005-2006]
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*[http://www2.dpi.state.wi.us/sfsdw/Download_choose_file.asp?strMyFileType=Budget&strMyYear=l2004-2005 FY 2004-2005]
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The annual reports contain audited information that reports exactly what the state spent. The following are the annual reports:<ref>[http://www2.dpi.state.wi.us/sfsdw/Download_choose_year.asp?btnCategory=Annual Annual reports]</ref>
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{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed" style="background:none; text-align: center; width: 700px"
*[http://www2.dpi.state.wi.us/sfsdw/Download_choose_file.asp?strMyFileType=Annual&strMyYear=g2009-2010 FY 2009-2010]
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! colspan="4" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" |'' Department budget
*[http://www2.dpi.state.wi.us/sfsdw/Download_choose_file.asp?strMyFileType=Annual&strMyYear=h2008-2009 FY 2008-2009]
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*[http://www2.dpi.state.wi.us/sfsdw/Download_choose_file.asp?strMyFileType=Annual&strMyYear=i2007-2008 FY 2007-2008]
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Funding category
*[http://www2.dpi.state.wi.us/sfsdw/Download_choose_file.asp?strMyFileType=Annual&strMyYear=j2006-2007 FY 2006-2007]
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | FY 2013 ($)
*[http://www2.dpi.state.wi.us/sfsdw/Download_choose_file.asp?strMyFileType=Annual&strMyYear=k2005-2006 FY 2005-2006]
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | FY 2014 ($)
*[http://www2.dpi.state.wi.us/sfsdw/Download_choose_file.asp?strMyFileType=Annual&strMyYear=l2004-2005 FY 2004-2005]
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | FY 2015 ($)
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|-
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| Special Education || 368,939,100 || 368,939,100 || 368,939,100
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|-
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| SAGE || 109,184,500 || 109,184,500 || 109,184,500
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|-
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| Pupil Transportation || 23,703,600 || 23,703,600 || 23,703,600
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|-
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| Sparsity Aid || 13,453,300 || 13,453,300 || 13,453,300
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|-
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| Bilingual-Bicultural || 8,589,800 || 8,589,800 || 8,589,800
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|-
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| Tuition Payments || 8,242,900 || 8,242,900 || 8,242,900
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|-
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| Head Start Supplement || 6,264,100 || 6,264,100 || 6,264,100
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|-
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| TEACH Debt Service || 2,279,100 || 2,153,300 || 2,052,300
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|-
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| School Lunch Match || 4,218,100 || 4,218,100 || 4,218,100
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|-
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| Aid for CCDEBs || 4,067,300 || 4,067,300 || 4,067,300
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|-
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| Special Education-High Cost || 3,500,000 || 3,500,000 || 3,500,000
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|-
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| School Breakfast Grants || 2,510,500 || 2,510,500 || 2,510,500
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|-
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| Special Education-Supplemental || 1,750,000 || 1,750,000 || 1,750,000
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|-
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| Peer Review & Mentoring || 1,606,700 || 1,606,700 || 1,606,700
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|-
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| 4K Start Up Grants || 1,350,000 || 1,350,000 || 1,350,000
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|-
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| School Day Milk || 617,100 || 617,100 || 617,000
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|-
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| Open Enrollment Transportation || 434,200 || 434,200 || 434,200
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|-
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| Aid for CESAs || 260,600 || 260,600 || 260,600
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|-
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| Gifted and Talented Grants || 237,200 || 237,200 || 237,200
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|-
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| SAGE-Debt Service || 133,700 || 133,700 || 133,700
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|-
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| Supplemental Aid || 100,000 || 100,000 || 100,000
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|-
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| Youth Options Transportation || 17,400 || 17,400 || 17,400
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|-
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| Per Pupil Adjustment Aid || 42,500,000 || 0 || 0
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|-
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| STEM Grants || 0 || 250,000 || 0
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|-
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| Educator Effectiveness || 0 || 5,746,000 || 5,746,000
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|-
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| High Cost Transportation Aid || 0 || 5,000,000 || 5,000,000
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|-
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| New Per Pupil Aid || 0 || 63,487,500 || 126,975,000
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|-
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| Tribal Languages || 222,800 || 222,800 || 222,800
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|-
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| Aid for AODA || 1,284,700 || 1,284,700 || 1,284,700
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|-
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| School Library Aids || 37,000,000 || 32,000,000 || 34,000,000
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|-
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| Environmental Education, Forestry-UW || 200,000 || 200,000 || 200,000
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|-
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| Environmental Education, Env. Assess-UW || 130,500 || 130,500 || 130,500
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|-
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| Educ Telecomm Access-DOA || 11,105,100 || 11,105,100 || 11,105,100
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|-
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| General Equalization Aids || 4,293,658,000 || 4,341,594,600 || 4,415,960,500
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|-
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| High Poverty Aid || 16,830,000 || 16,830,000 || 16,830,000
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|-
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| School Levy Tax Credit || 897,400,000 || 897,400,000 || 897,400,000
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|-
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| State Residential Schools || 11,210,300 || 10,788,000 || 10,788,000
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|-
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| '''Total:''' || '''5,873,000,000''' || '''5,947,372,600''' || '''6,086,875,000'''
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|}
  
===Legislative agenda===
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "'''Wisconsin + Department + Public + Instruction'''"
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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The policy and budget team in the Division for Finance & Management analyzes and monitors legislation affecting schools, libraries, and the education department.<ref>[http://dpi.wi.gov/pb/legislpg.html Legislative agenda]</ref> All of the enacted education-related bills that the DPI watched for 2009 is in this [http://dpi.wi.gov/pb/pdf/billsum09.pdf document].
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==See also==
 
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* [[Wisconsin]]
==Division for Learning Support==
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* [[Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction]]
 
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* [[Wisconsin school districts]]
This division focuses on equity and advocacy.<ref>[http://dpi.wi.gov/dlsea/index.html Division for Learning Support]</ref>
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* [[Portal:School Boards and School Board Elections|School board elections portal]]
 
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* Special Education
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* Student Services/Prevention and Wellness
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* Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
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* Wisconsin School for the Deaf
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==Division for Libraries, Technology, & Community Learning==
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This division manages the libraries, technology and community learning affecting Wisconsin citizens from preschoolers to senior citizens.<ref>[http://dpi.wi.gov/dltcl/index.html Division for Libraries, Technology, and Community Learning]</ref>
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* Applications Development
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* Instructional Media and Technology
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* Data Management and Reporting
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* Public Library Development
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* Resources for Libraries & Lifelong Learning
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==Division for Student and School Success==
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The four teams in this division are: Community Learning and Partnerships, Office of Educational Accountability, Title I and School Support Team, and Wisconsin Educational Opportunity Programs/Office of Urban Education.<ref>[http://dpi.wi.gov/drsa/index.html Division for Student and School Success]</ref>
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* Community Learning and Partnerships
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* Office of Educational Accountability (OEA)
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:* Assessment & Accountability
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* Office of Urban Education
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* Title I and School Support
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:* SAGE
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:* Statewide System of Support (SSOS)
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:* Title I, Part A
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* Wisconsin Educational Opportunity Programs
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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{{submit a link}}
*[http://www.dpi.state.wi.us/ Department Web site]
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* [http://dpi.wi.gov/ Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction]
*[http://fairfundingforourfuture.org/ Fair Funding for Our Future]
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==References==
 
==References==
 
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[[Category:State education pages]]

Revision as of 07:44, 15 April 2014

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
link={{{State}}}
Agency Profile
Superintendent:Tony Evers
FY 2014 Budget:$5.94 billion[1]
Employees:635
Year founded:1848
Website:Department Home Page
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction oversees public K-12 education and public libraries in Wisconsin. The department was created in 1848 after ratification of the Wisconsin State Constitution. Article X, Section 1 of the Constitution created the position of Superintendent of Public Instruction to supervise public education.[2] The department managed 2,211 schools and 871,551 K-12 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[3][4]

History

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction possessed limited powers through its first century of existence. In 1849, the Superintendent of Public Instruction was tasked with annual school inspections, curriculum recommendations and distribution of revenues from public land sales. Authority over teacher licensing, curriculum development and assessment fell to county superintendents into the early 20th century. The Wisconsin State Legislature authorized the department to license state teachers in 1939. The department gained authority over special education in 1947 and high school graduation requirements in 1983.[5]

Structure

Mission

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The mission statement of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction reads:[5]
The Department of Public Instruction provides direction and technical assistance for public elementary and secondary education in Wisconsin. The department offers a broad range of programs and professional services to local school administrators and staff. It distributes state school aids and administers federal aids to supplement local tax resources, improves curriculum and school operations, ensures education for children with disabilities, offers professional guidance and counseling, and develops school and public library resources.[6]

Leadership

The current Superintendent of Public Instruction is Tony Evers. The following list details his cabinet officials:[5]

  • Deputy State Superintendent: Mike Thompson
  • Executive Assistant: Jessica Justman
  • Special Assistant: Scott Jones
  • Chief Legal Counsel: Janet Jenkins
  • Director of Education Information Services: John Johnson
  • Legislative Liaison: Jennifer Kammerud

Departmental divisions

The Department of Public Instruction has five divisions managed by assistant superintendents listed below:[5]

  • Division of Academic Excellence: Sheila Briggs
  • Division of Finance and Management: Brian Pahnke
  • Division of Learning Support: Carolyn Stanford Taylor
  • Division of Libraries and Technology: Kurt Kiefer
  • Division of Student and School Success: Lynette Russell

State Board of Education

Wisconsin does not have a State Board of Education.

Organizational chart

The following chart outlines the organizational structure of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction:[5]

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction org chart.jpg

Budget

The Wisconsin State Legislature approved the following biennial budget for the Department of Public Instruction through the 2015 fiscal year:[1]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Wisconsin + Department + Public + Instruction"

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction News Feed

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See also

External links

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