STATE SUPERINTENDENT DEPARTMENT
OF EDUCATION; GENERAL
CLASSIFICATIONS AND DEFINITIONS;
115.001 (13m) of the statutes is created to read:
115.001 (13m) Secretary. "Secretary" means the secretary of education.
Subchapter II (title) of chapter 115 [precedes 115.28] of the statutes is amended to read:
STATE SUPERINTENDENT DEPARTMENT
OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION EDUCATION
115.28 (3m) of the statutes is renumbered 115.28 (3m) (a) and amended to read:
115.28 (3m) (a) Supervise and audit the receipts and expenditures of the cooperative educational service agencies, conduct program review of the agencies, approve agency evaluations, supervise boundary reorganization where necessary, advise the administrators of the agencies and provide assistance in organizing the agencies throughout the state. The state superintendent shall adopt
(b) Promulgate rules establishing procedures for the reorganization of cooperative educational service agencies and boundary appeals.
115.28 (3m) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
115.28 (3m) (c) Every 3rd year as scheduled by the department, report to the appropriate standing committees of the legislature under s. 13.172 (3) on all cooperative educational service agency programs and services. The report shall include information on the efficiency and effectiveness of the programs and services.
115.28 (7) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
115.28 (7) (a) License all teachers for the public schools of the state, make rules establishing standards of attainment and procedures for the examination and licensing of teachers within the limits prescribed in ss. 118.19 (2) and (3), 118.192 and 118.195, prescribe by rule standards and procedures for the approval of teacher preparatory programs leading to licensure, file in his or her the secretary's office all papers relating to state teachers' licenses and register each such license.
115.28 (7m) of the statutes is amended to read:
115.28 (7m) Certification of school nurses. Certify school nurses, make rules for the examination and certification of school nurses and file in the superintendent's secretary's office all papers relating to school nurses certification and register each such certification.
115.28 (20) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
115.28 (20) Council for Milwaukee public schools grant programs. (intro.) Appoint At the commencement of each gubernatorial term of office, appoint a council under s. 15.04 (1) (c) composed of residents of the school district established under ch. 119 who are selected to reflect the pluralistic nature of the school district. The council shall:
115.28 (20) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
115.28 (20) (a) Advise the state superintendent secretary on funding criteria and evaluation plans for grant programs for the school district operating under ch. 119.
115.28 (20) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
115.28 (20) (b) Advise the state superintendent secretary on the programs that meet or do not meet the funding criteria.
115.28 (20) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
115.28 (20) (c) Assist the state superintendent secretary in monitoring the progress of funded programs.
115.28 (20) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
115.28 (20) (d) Recommend to the state superintendent secretary needed changes in statutes or rules relating to grant programs.
115.28 (20) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
115.28 (20) (e) Submit to the state superintendent secretary an annual report detailing the council's activities, accomplishments and projected needs.
115.28 (21) of the statutes is amended to read:
115.28 (21) Youth initiatives program. Administer grants to local community organizations for standardized assessment and programs for instruction in basic skills and work experience under the youth initiatives program. The state superintendent may require a school board to provide matching funds at any percentage. The match may be in the form of money or in-kind services or both. The state superintendent shall establish, by rule, performance standards for the youth initiatives program and shall monitor performances by grantees. This subsection does not apply after June 30, 1996.
115.28 (24) of the statutes is amended to read:
115.28 (24) Priority in awarding grants.
Give priority in awarding grants to local community organizations under sub. (21), and
to school boards under s. ss.
115.362 and 118.019 (6) and to cooperative educational service agencies under s. 118.019 (6)
, and in awarding grants from federal funds received under 20 USC 2301
, 20 USC 4601
and 29 USC 1602
(b) (1), to programs that provide more than one of the educational services specified under sub. (21), s. 115.36, 115.362, 115.915, 118.01 (2) (d) 7. or 8., 118.019 (6)
or 118.153 or 20 USC 2301
, 20 USC 4601
or 29 USC 1602
115.28 (25) of the statutes is repealed.
115.28 (27) of the statutes is amended to read:
115.28 (27) Wisconsin geography alliance. Annually allocate the amount in the appropriation under s. 20.255 (1) (3) (ec) to the Wisconsin geography alliance to train teachers and develop curricula for primary and secondary education in geography. This subsection does not apply after June 30, 1996.
115.28 (35) of the statutes is amended to read:
115.28 (35) Grants for collaborative projects. From the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (ef), award a $300,000 grant to a rural school district, a suburban school district and an urban school district, other than the school district operating under ch. 119, for projects, conducted in collaboration with the county social services department or the county human services department, that integrate social services and school responsibilities as they relate to pupils and their parents. One-third of the total grant amount shall be paid in each of 3 consecutive school years. The state superintendent shall give preference in awarding grants to projects that provide for the delivery of services in a single location. No grant may be awarded under this subsection after June 30, 1996.
115.28 (38) of the statutes is amended to read:
115.28 (38) (title) Reporting of pupils attending vocational schools technical colleges. In consultation with the technical college system board of vocational, technical and adult education, promulgate rules establishing a uniform format for school boards to use in reporting the number of pupils attending vocational, technical and adult education college districts under ss. 118.15 (1) (b), (cm) and (d) and 118.37 and in reporting pupil participation in technical preparation programs under s. 118.34, including the number of courses taken for advanced standing in a vocational, technical and adult education college district's associate degree program and for vocational, technical and adult education college credit. The format shall be identical to the format established by the technical college system board of vocational, technical and adult education under s. 38.04 (11) (a) 2.
115.29 (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
115.29 General powers. (intro.) The
state superintendent secretary may:
115.29 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
115.29 (1) Designate representative. Designate the deputy state superintendent secretary or another employe of the department as the state superintendent's
secretary's representative on any body on which the state superintendent secretary is required to serve, except the board of regents of the university of Wisconsin system.
115.29 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
115.29 (2) Educational meetings. Attend such educational meetings and make such investigations as the state superintendent secretary deems important and as will acquaint the state superintendent secretary with the different systems of public schools in the United States.
115.29 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
115.29 (4) High school graduation equivalency. Grant declarations of equivalency of high school graduation to persons, if in the state superintendent's
secretary's judgment they have presented satisfactory evidence of having completed a recognized high school course of study or its equivalent. The state superintendent
secretary may establish the standards by which high school graduation equivalency is determined. Such standards may consist of evidence of high school courses completed in high schools recognized by the proper authorities as accredited, results of examinations given by or at the request of the state superintendent secretary, successful completion of correspondence study courses given by acceptable correspondence study schools, a general educational development certificate of high school equivalency issued by an agency of the U.S. government, course credits received in schools meeting the approval of the state superintendent secretary or other standards established by the state superintendent secretary.
115.30 (4) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
115.30 (4) (a) The condition of all schools under the state superintendent's department's supervision.
115.30 (4) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
115.30 (4) (c) The state superintendent's secretary's visits to educational institutions.
115.30 (4) (f) of the statutes is amended to read:
115.30 (4) (f) A summary of the receipts and disbursements of all schools under the state superintendent's department's jurisdiction.
115.32 of the statutes is created to read:
115.32 Certification of athletic associations; appeals. (1) Beginning July 1, 1996, the department shall certify school athletic associations. No athletic association may be certified unless it allows private schools to join the association and to participate as members of a conference during regular season play and in postseason tournaments. No public school or school district may be a member of an athletic association that is not certified under this subsection. Nothing in this subsection prevents an athletic association from adopting uniform rules governing its affairs, including suspending schools or their pupils from the athletic association for violations of those rules.
(2) A school board or governing body of a private school that is a member of an athletic association certi
fied under sub. (1) may appeal to the department under s. 115.28 (5) any decision made by the governing body of the association that adversely affects the school district or private school. A school board or private school may not commence an action relating to a decision made by the governing body of a certified athletic association until the final decision of the department is issued.
115.33 (2) (a) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
115.33 (2) (a) (intro.) The state superintendent may request the department of industry, labor and human relations development to inspect a public school if any of the following occurs:
115.33 (2) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
115.33 (2) (b) The department of industry, labor and human relations development shall inspect the school within 30 days after receiving a request from the state superintendent under par. (a).
115.33 (3) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
115.33 (3) (a) If the state superintendent determines that a school is not in compliance, and the department of industry, labor and human relations development, based on its inspection of the school, concurs in the determination, the state superintendent may order the school board to repair, improve, remodel or close the school by a stated date. An order issued under this paragraph constitutes a preliminary finding of noncompliance with the standard under s. 121.02 (1) (i).
115.33 (3) (b) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
115.33 (3) (b) 1. If the state superintendent determines that a school is not in compliance and is not worth repairing, and the department of industry, labor and human relations development, based on its inspection of the school, concurs in the determination, the state superintendent may order the school board to develop a plan that describes how the school board will achieve compliance with the standard under s. 121.02 (1) (i). The plan shall specify the time within which compliance with the standard under s. 121.02 (1) (i) shall be achieved. The state superintendent shall hold a public hearing on the plan in the school district and may, as a result of the hearing, recommend changes to the plan. The state superintendent may withhold up to 25% of the school district's state aid if the school district fails to achieve compliance with the standard under s. 121.02 (1) (i) within the period specified in the plan.
115.345 (1) to (4) of the statutes are amended to read:
115.345 (1) Any school district approved by the superintendent department may establish a system to provide the opportunity for authorized elderly persons to participate in its school lunch program. If a school board desires to establish such a service, it shall develop a plan for the provision of food services for elderly persons and submit the plan to the superintendent department. Upon petition of 5% of the voters in the school district who voted in the last school board election, the school board shall formulate a food services plan, provided that hot food service facilities are available to school children in the district.
(2) Each plan shall provide at least one meal per day for each day that school is in regular session. The school board may provide additional service at other times in its discretion, if the number of eligible persons in the district or adjacent districts is of sufficient size, in the opinion of the superintendent department, so that unwarranted production expense is not incurred.
(3) Any school board which operates a food services plan for elderly persons under this section shall make facilities available for service to elderly persons at every high school and junior high school in the district which provides hot food service to its students. Upon application, the superintendent department may grant exceptions from compliance with this subsection for reasons of safety, convenience or insufficient interest in a given neighborhood. The school board may, in addition, provide service at elementary schools if desired.
(4) Meals may be served at schools where they are served to students or at any site more convenient to the majority of authorized elderly persons interested in the service. Food may be transported to authorized elderly persons who are unable to leave their homes or distributed to nonprofit organizations for such purposes. However, no state funds under this section may be used for food delivery to individual homes. The superintendent department may require consolidation of programs between districts and between schools if such a procedure will be convenient and economical.
115.345 (6) to (8) of the statutes are amended to read:
115.345 (6) All meals served must meet the approval of the superintendent who department which shall establish minimum nutritional standards not inconsistent with federal standards and reasonable expenditure limits such that the average cost per meal is not excessive. The superintendent department shall give special consideration to dietary problems of elderly persons in formulating a nutritional plan. However, no school board shall be required to provide special foods for individual persons with allergies or medical disorders.
(7) Participants in a program under this section may be required to document their Wisconsin residency in a manner approved by the department. The superintendent department may issue identification cards to such persons if necessary.
(7m) A private school may establish a food services plan for elderly persons. If the plan meets all of the requirements of this section and is approved by the state superintendent department, the private school is eligible for reimbursement in the same manner as school districts under sub. (5).
(8) The superintendent department shall adopt reasonable rules necessary to implement this section.
115.347 of the statutes is amended to read:
115.347 Direct certification of eligibility for school nutrition programs. (1) Beginning in the 1994-95 school year, a school board may submit enrollment data to the department of health and social services industry, labor and human relations for the purpose of directly certifying children as eligible for free or reduced-price meals under the federal school nutrition programs. The department of health and social services industry, labor and human relations shall prescribe a format for the report.
Whenever a school district that is located in whole or in part in a county that has converted to the client assistance for reemployment and economic support data system submits a report under sub. (1) in the prescribed format, the department of health and social services industry, labor and human relations
shall determine which children enrolled in the school district are members of families receiving aid to families with dependent children or food stamps, or both, and shall provide the information to the school board as soon thereafter as possible. The school board shall use the information to directly certify children as eligible for free or reduced-price meals served by the school district under federal school nutrition programs, pursuant to 42 USC 1758
(b) (2) (C) (ii) and (iii).
(3) The state superintendent shall assist school boards in developing a method for submitting enrollment data to the department of health and social services
industry, labor and human relations under sub. (1).
115.35 (5) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
115.35 (5) (c) As to the state superintendent's department's recommendations to improve such programs and cooperation.
115.36 (2) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
115.36 (2) (e) Create At the commencement of each gubernatorial term of office, create a council under s. 15.04 (1) (c) to advise the department concerning the administration of this section.
115.361 (5) (c) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
b115.361 (5) (c) 3. Annually by July 1, evaluate the programs funded under this subsection and submit a report describing his or her its conclusions and recommendations to the chief clerk of each house of the legislature for distribution to the appropriate standing committees under s. 13.172 (3).
115.362 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
115.362 (1) The department shall make grants to school districts and cooperative educational service agencies for alcohol and other drug abuse prevention, intervention and instruction programs. The department shall award at least 30 grants each school year.
115.362 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
115.362 (3) Except for grants under sub. (2) (a), no school district or cooperative educational service agency may receive more than one grant under this section. Grants awarded under sub. (2) (a) shall not be used to supplant or replace funds otherwise available for the program.