j. That the decision of the school board shall be enforced while the department reviews the school board's decision.
k. That an appeal from the decision of the department may be taken within 30 days to the circuit court for the county in which the school is located.
L. That the state statutes related to pupil expulsion are ss. 119.25 and 120.13 (1).
235,9 Section 9. 120.13 (1) (e) 2. a. of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Acts 32 and 75, is amended to read:
120.13 (1) (e) 2. a. May expel a pupil from school whenever the hearing officer or panel finds that the pupil engaged in conduct that constitutes grounds for expulsion under par. (c) 1. or 2.
235,10 Section 10. 120.13 (1) (e) 2. b. of the statutes, as created by 1995 Wisconsin Act 75, is amended to read:
120.13 (1) (e) 2. b. Shall commence proceedings under subd. 3. and expel a pupil from school for not less than one year whenever that hearing officer or panel finds that the pupil engaged in conduct that constitutes grounds for expulsion under par. (c) 2. 2m.
235,11 Section 11. 120.13 (1) (e) 3. of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 75, is amended to read:
120.13 (1) (e) 3. Prior to expelling a pupil, the hearing officer or panel shall hold a hearing. Not less than 5 days' written notice of the hearing shall be sent to the pupil and, if the pupil is a minor, to the pupil's parent or guardian, specifying the particulars of the alleged conduct, stating the time and place of the hearing and stating that the hearing may result in the pupil's expulsion. This paragraph shall be printed in full on the face or back of the notice. Upon request of the pupil and, if the pupil is a minor, the pupil's parent or guardian, the hearing shall be closed. The pupil and, if the pupil is a minor, the pupil's parent or guardian, may be represented at the hearing by counsel. The hearing officer or panel shall keep a full record of the hearing. The hearing officer or panel shall inform each party of the right to a complete record of the proceeding. Upon request, the hearing officer or panel shall direct that a transcript of the record be prepared and that a copy of the transcript be given to the pupil and, if the pupil is a minor, the pupil's parent or guardian. Upon the ordering by the hearing officer or panel of the expulsion of a pupil, the school district shall mail a copy of the order to the school board, the pupil and, if the pupil is a minor, the pupil's parent or guardian. Within 30 days after the date on which the order is issued, the school board shall review the expulsion order and shall, upon review, approve, reverse or modify the order. The order of the hearing officer or panel shall be enforced while the school board reviews the order. The expelled pupil or, if the pupil is a minor, the pupil's parent or guardian may appeal the school board's decision to the department. If the school board's decision is appealed to the department, within 60 days after the date on which the department receives the appeal, the department shall review the decision and shall, upon review, approve, reverse or modify the decision. The decision of the school board shall be enforced while the department reviews the decision. An appeal from the decision of the department may be taken within 30 days to the circuit court of the county in which the school is located. This paragraph does not apply to a school district operating under ch. 119.
235,12 Section 12. 120.13 (1) (e) 4. of the statutes is created to read:
120.13 (1) (e) 4. Not less than 5 days' written notice of the hearing under subd. 3. shall be sent to the pupil and, if the pupil is a minor, to the pupil's parent or guardian. The notice shall state all of the following:
a. The specific grounds, under par. (c) 1., 2. or 2m., and the particulars of the pupil's alleged conduct upon which the expulsion proceeding is based.
b. The time and place of the hearing.
c. That the hearing may result in the pupil's expulsion.
d. That, upon request of the pupil and, if the pupil is a minor, the pupil's parent or guardian, the hearing shall be closed.
e. That the pupil and, if the pupil is a minor, the pupil's parent or guardian may be represented at the hearing by counsel.
f. That the hearing officer or panel shall keep a full record of the hearing and, upon request, the hearing officer or panel shall direct that a transcript of the record be prepared and that a copy of the transcript be given to the pupil and, if the pupil is a minor, the pupil's parent or guardian.
g. That if the hearing officer or panel orders the expulsion of the pupil the school district shall mail a copy of the order to the school board, the pupil and, if the pupil is a minor, to the pupil's parent or guardian.
h. That within 30 days of the issuance of an expulsion order the school board shall review the order and shall, upon review, approve, reverse or modify the order.
i. That, if the pupil is expelled by the hearing officer or panel, the order of the hearing officer or panel shall be enforced while the school board reviews the order.
j. That, if the pupil's expulsion is approved by the school board, the expelled pupil or, if the pupil is a minor, the pupil's parent or guardian may appeal the school board's decision to the department.
k. That if the school board's decision is appealed to the department, within 60 days after the date on which the department receives the appeal, the department shall review the decision and shall, upon review, approve, reverse or modify the decision.
L. That the decision of the school board shall be enforced while the department reviews the school board's decision.
m. That an appeal from the decision of the department may be taken within 30 days to the circuit court for the county in which the school is located.
n. That the state statutes related to pupil expulsion are ss. 119.25 and 120.13 (1).
235,13 Section 13. 120.13 (1) (f) of the statutes, as created by 1995 Wisconsin Act 75, is renumbered 120.13 (1) (g) and amended to read:
120.13 (1) (g) The school board may modify the requirement under pars. (c) 2. 2m. and (e) 2. b. on a case-by-case basis.
235,14 Section 14. Initial applicability.
(1) This act first applies to notices sent under sections 119.25 (2) (c) and 120.13 (1) (c) 4. and (e) 4. of the statutes, as affected by this act, on the effective date of this subsection.
235,15 Section 15. Effective date.
(1) This act takes effect on July 1, 1996.
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