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Welcome to AWSA's bi-weekly newsletter! Below you will find our most recent edition of the AWSA Update Bulletin. Located on the side you will find current and past articles, current events and sponsor information.  

November 15th Edition

AWSA Update

Jeffrey Taege Named Wisconsin Associate Principal of the Year

The Association of Wisconsin School Administrators has named Jeffrey Taege, assistant principal at Butler Middle School, Waukesha, as its 2023 Wisconsin Associate Principal of the Year. Read more here.

Guidance Regarding DPI's Increased Scrutiny of Expulsions

DPI's increased scrutiny of school district expulsions has been an important development for school districts.  DPI General Counsel Ben Jones presented at WASDA's fall conference to provide guidance on the legal requirements applicable to the expulsion process. This presentation describes the procedural requirements necessary for a decision to be upheld on appeal to the DPI, with a particular focus on how to draft an appropriate hearing notice.

Standardized Assessments; Considerations for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Federal regulations identify five requirements for administering assessments as part of a Comprehensive Special Education Evaluation (34 CFR 300.304(c)(1)When planning, administering, and interpreting standardized assessments to students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, IEP teams must consider many factors in order to comply with these federal requirements. Read more here.

Registration is Open for Upcoming AWSA Conferences

  • SLATE: December 4-6, 2023, Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells

DPI Is Developing Strategic Plan: Provide Input Via Survey or Engagement Session

On November 9th, the DPI announced that it is taking input on its strategic plan.  You can provide input by attending one of the engagement sessions and/or by completing this survey.  You can register to attend an engagement session here.