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Current topics:

The Course Options language at the link here was effective Tuesday, July 14.  Breakdown of the statutory language from the Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) is below.

LFB breakdown on the change:

35. COURSE OPTIONS PROGRAM Joint Finance: Specify that an institution of higher education, including the University of Wisconsin System, a technical college, a nonprofit institution of higher education, or a tribal college may charge additional tuition and fees to a pupil, or the parent or guardian of a minor pupil, if that pupil will receive postsecondary credit for the successful completion of a course taken through the course options program. Provide that the school board and the institution of higher education would determine the amount of tuition and fees that would be charged to a pupil for attending the course. The course options program allows pupils in any grade to enroll in up to two courses at a time at another educational institution, including a public school in a nonresident school district, the University of Wisconsin System, a technical college, a nonprofit institution of higher education, a tribal college, a charter school, and any nonprofit organization that has been approved by DPI. Under current law, the school district is responsible for the cost of providing the course to the pupil, and a pupil cannot be charged any tuition or fees for an approved course.