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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 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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