2013 - 2014 LEGISLATURE
December 11, 2013 - Offered by Representative Kestell.
AB126-ASA3,1,3 1An Act to amend 115.415 (3) (a) (intro.); and to create 118.40 (3) (f) of the
2statutes; 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:
AB126-ASA3,1 4Section 1. 115.415 (3) (a) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB126-ASA3,2,55 115.415 (3) (a) (intro.) The department shall promulgate by rule an equivalency
6process aligned with the evaluation system established under sub. (2) for a school
7district, 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
10principal practice. The process under this subsection shall be based on the criteria
11established in the 2011 Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium and

1the 2008 Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Educational Leadership
2Policy 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
4established under s. 118.40 (2r) that uses the process under this subsection shall
5evaluate the performance of teachers in the following domains:
AB126-ASA3,2 6Section 2. 118.40 (3) (f) of the statutes is created to read:
AB126-ASA3,2,167 118.40 (3) (f) 1. In this paragraph, a person has a proven track record of success
8if, during each of the 2 immediately preceding school years, a person operated a
9charter school in which the total percentage of pupils attending the charter school
10who received a score of advanced or proficient on the state assessments for math and
11reading under ss. 118.30 and 121.02 (1) (r), or on an alternate assessment for math
12or reading under an individualized education program, in all tested grades is at least
1310 percentage points greater than the total percentage of pupils attending public
14schools operated by the school board that governs the school district in which the
15charter school is located who received the same scores on the same assessments in
16the same grades.
AB126-ASA3,2,2217 2. Subject to subd. 4., an entity under sub. (2r) (b) 1. a., b., or d. that has
18contracted with a person to operate a charter school shall, upon receiving a letter of
19intent under subd. 3. from the person, amend the existing contract or enter into a new
20contract with the person to authorize the person to operate one or more additional
21charter schools if the person has a proven track record of success for each charter
22school the person operates in this state.
AB126-ASA3,2,2523 3. To operate an additional charter school under subd. 2., a person must submit
24to the entity under sub. (2r) (b) 1. a., b., or d. a letter of intent that includes all of the
1a. The date on which instruction will begin at each additional charter school.
AB126-ASA3,3,22 b. The general location of each additional charter school.
AB126-ASA3,3,53 c. A description of any potential facility that may be used by each additional
4charter school, including the approximate number of pupils that each facility may
5safely accommodate.
AB126-ASA3,3,76 d. Evidence demonstrating that the person has a proven track record of success
7for each charter school the person operates in this state.
AB126-ASA3,3,108 4. An entity under sub. (2r) (b) 1. a., b., or d. shall authorize a person to operate
9no more than 2 additional charter schools per school year under this paragraph,
10unless the parties agree to more than 2.
AB126-ASA3,3,1411 5. An additional charter school authorized under this paragraph is not a
12satellite or subsidiary campus of the charter school for which the operator
13demonstrated a proven track record of success under subd. 2. and is considered an
14individual school for funding purposes.
AB126-ASA3,3 15Section 3. Initial applicability.
AB126-ASA3,3,1816 (1) Charter schools contracts. The creation of section 118.40 (3) (f) of the
17statutes first applies to a contract for the establishment of a charter school that is
18entered into, modified, or renewed on the effective date of this subsection.