(a) A school board may request the department to waive the 5
requirement under s. 118.425 (4) (a) to close a school or contract under s. 118.40 with 6
a person to operate the school as a charter school if the school is the only elementary, 7
middle, junior high, or high school operated by the school district. The department 8
shall submit the request to the academic accountability council for its 9
(b) If a waiver is granted under this subsection, the school board shall take all 11
of the actions required of the school board and operator of the charter school under
s. 118.425 (4) (b) 1. and 2. and the new principal of the school shall determine the 2
teachers employed for the school, subject to s. 118.425 (4) (b) 2.
(c) Notwithstanding sub. (3), a waiver granted under this subsection is 4
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: after "shall" insert "issue a request for proposals and 7
publish a class 1 notice under ch. 985 within 30 days of the department's 8
determination under par. (a). The school board shall".