2013 - 2014 LEGISLATURE
ASSEMBLY SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT 3,
TO ASSEMBLY BILL 126
December 11, 2013 - Offered by Representative Kestell.
1An Act to amend
115.415 (3) (a) (intro.); and to create
118.40 (3) (f) of the 2
statutes; relating to: replicating charter schools and utilizing an alternative
3process for educator effectiveness.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
115.415 (3) (a) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) (intro.) The department shall promulgate by rule an equivalency 6
process aligned with the evaluation system established under sub. (2) for a school 7
district, a charter school under contract with a school board that is not an
8instrumentality of the school district,
or a charter school established under s. 118.40 9
(2r) seeking to utilize an alternative process for the evaluation of teacher and 10
principal practice. The process under this subsection shall be based on the criteria 11
established in the 2011 Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium and
the 2008 Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Educational Leadership 2
Policy Standards, and a school district, a charter school under contract with a school
3board that is not an instrumentality of the school district,
or charter school 4
established under s. 118.40 (2r) that uses the process under this subsection shall 5
evaluate the performance of teachers in the following domains:
118.40 (3) (f) of the statutes is created to read:
(f) 1. In this paragraph, a person has a proven track record of success 8
if, during each of the 2 immediately preceding school years, a person operated a 9
charter school in which the total percentage of pupils attending the charter school 10
who received a score of advanced or proficient on the state assessments for math and 11
reading under ss. 118.30 and 121.02 (1) (r), or on an alternate assessment for math 12
or reading under an individualized education program, in all tested grades is at least 13
10 percentage points greater than the total percentage of pupils attending public 14
schools operated by the school board that governs the school district in which the 15
charter school is located who received the same scores on the same assessments in 16
the same grades.
2. Subject to subd. 4., an entity under sub. (2r) (b) 1. a., b., or d. that has 18
contracted with a person to operate a charter school shall, upon receiving a letter of 19
intent under subd. 3. from the person, amend the existing contract or enter into a new 20
contract with the person to authorize the person to operate one or more additional 21
charter schools if the person has a proven track record of success for each charter 22
school the person operates in this state.
3. To operate an additional charter school under subd. 2., a person must submit 24
to the entity under sub. (2r) (b) 1. a., b., or d. a letter of intent that includes all of the 25
a. The date on which instruction will begin at each additional charter school.
b. The general location of each additional charter school.
c. A description of any potential facility that may be used by each additional 4
charter school, including the approximate number of pupils that each facility may 5
d. Evidence demonstrating that the person has a proven track record of success 7
for each charter school the person operates in this state.
4. An entity under sub. (2r) (b) 1. a., b., or d. shall authorize a person to operate 9
no more than 2 additional charter schools per school year under this paragraph, 10
unless the parties agree to more than 2.
5. An additional charter school authorized under this paragraph is not a 12
satellite or subsidiary campus of the charter school for which the operator 13
demonstrated a proven track record of success under subd. 2. and is considered an 14
individual school for funding purposes.
(1) Charter schools contracts.
The creation of section 118.40 (3) (f) of the 17
statutes first applies to a contract for the establishment of a charter school that is 18
entered into, modified, or renewed on the effective date of this subsection.