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Chapter 2) The One-Stop (Job Center) Delivery System

Chapter 3) Program Funding and Grants Management

Chapter 4) Fiscal Management

Chapter 5) Non-Discrimination/Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

Chapter 6) Complaints, Grievances, and Appeals

Chapter 7) Individual Training Accounts and Eligible Training Programs

Chapter 8) Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs

Chapter 9) Rapid Response

Chapter 12) File Documentation

WIOA Title I-A & I-B Policy & Procedure Manual
Ch. 10) Youth Program

10.3 Youth Program Eligibility

10.3.4 Definition of School

Effective date: August 2, 2018

State law for secondary and post-secondary institutions defines "school."1

Wisconsin statutes define "secondary school" as covering grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 and being:

Wisconsin statutes do not define "post-secondary school." DWD-DET adopts WIOA's definition. As such, "post-secondary school" means education outside of the K-12 grades and is one of the following:

Schools that meet the above criteria may be virtual or brick and mortar establishments.

Under WIOA, the following programs are not considered schools:

Note: YouthBuild programs with education components funded by the public K-12 school system are an exception to the above rule. Youth who attend such YouthBuild programs and are receiving GED/HSED instruction should be classified as ISY.5

Dropout Re-engagement Programs

Dropout re-engagement programs, also known as dropout recovery programs, conduct active outreach to encourage OSY to return to school and assist them in resuming their education and/or training to become career ready. Programs may provide case management and other services to support OSY in overcoming barriers that prevent them from returning to school or work.
TEGL 21-16, p. 3

High School Equivalency (HSE) Programs

HSE programs offer preparation for and the taking of tests which lead to a high school equivalency degree.
TEGL 21-16, p. 3

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