36.27 (3) (a) To a number of needy and worthy nonresident students upon the basis of merit, to be shown by suitable tests, examinations, or scholastic records and continued high standards of scholastic attainment.
36.27 (3) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
36.27 (3) (b) To additional individual students who, in the judgment of the board, are deserving of relief from the assessment of nonresident tuition because of extraordinary circumstances.
36.27 (3) (c) of the statutes is repealed.
36.27 (3) (g) of the statutes is amended to read:
36.27 (3) (g) The board shall
may remit nonresident tuition and fees, in whole or part, to resident and nonresident graduate students who are fellows or who are employed within the system as faculty, instructional academic staff, or assistants with an appointment equal to at least 33% of a full-time equivalent position.
36.27 (4) (b) of the statutes is repealed.
36.29 (8) of the statutes is created to read:
36.29 (8) This section does not apply to a private gift or grant made to the office of educational opportunity.
36.31 (2m) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
36.31 (2m) (b) Notwithstanding s. 36.09 (4) (3) (a), the Board of Regents and the technical college system board shall, and the governing boards of tribally controlled colleges in this state and the association, on behalf of private colleges, may, enter into and implement an agreement that identifies core general education courses totaling not fewer than 30 credits and establishes policies for ensuring that, beginning in the 2014-15 academic year, credits for completing the courses are transferable and would satisfy general education requirements at the receiving institution or college, between and within each institution, college campus, and technical college, and each tribally controlled college and private college that elects to participate in the agreement.
36.31 (3) of the statutes is repealed.
36.32 of the statutes is repealed.
36.39 of the statutes is repealed.
36.395 of the statutes is repealed.
36.44 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 36.44.
36.44 (2) of the statutes is repealed.
36.45 (1) of the statutes is repealed.
36.45 (2) of the statutes is repealed.
36.46 of the statutes is repealed.
36.48 of the statutes is amended to read:
36.48 Alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and intervention programs. The board shall appoint alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and intervention program counselors for the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The counselors shall develop alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and intervention programs and train faculty, academic staff and classified university staff in the prevention of and early intervention in alcohol and other drug abuse.
36.53 of the statutes is repealed.
36.54 of the statutes is repealed.
36.59 (1) (b) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
36.59 (1) (b) 3. Following receipt of a proposed strategic plan from the system or an institution or college campus, the Board of Regents shall, before June 1, notify the system, institution, or college campus of any concerns that the Board of Regents may have regarding the plan and provide the system, institution, or college campus with its recommendations regarding the proposed plan. The Board of Regents may also submit any concerns or recommendations regarding any proposed plan to the information technology management board
department of administration for its consideration. The information technology management board department of administration shall then consider the proposed plan and provide the Board of Regents with its recommendations regarding the plan. The system, institution, or college campus may submit modifications to its proposed plan in response to any recommendations.
36.59 (1) (b) 4. of the statutes is amended to read:
36.59 (1) (b) 4. Before June 15, the Board of Regents shall consider any recommendations provided by the information technology management board department of administration under subd. 3. and shall then approve or disapprove the proposed plan in whole or in part.
36.64 of the statutes is created to read:
36.64 Office of educational opportunity. (1) The board shall create the office of educational opportunity within the system.
(2) The office of educational opportunity shall evaluate proposals for contracts under s. 118.40 (2x), monitor pupil academic performance at charter schools authorized under s. 118.40 (2x), and monitor the overall operations of charter schools authorized under s. 118.40 (2x).
(3) The director of the office of educational opportunity is the special assistant to the president appointed under s. 36.09 (2) (c).
(4) The director of the office of educational opportunity may do any of the following:
(a) Appoint up to 2 associate directors.
(b) Form advisory councils to make recommendations related to authorizing charter schools under s. 118.40 (2x).
(c) Collaborate with chancellors, faculty, academic staff, and students within the system.
(d) Solicit private gifts and grants for charter schools established under s. 118.40 (2x).
(5) (a) The director of the office of educational opportunity shall report to the board any private gift or grant received by the office of educational opportunity and how the director intends to use the private gift or grant.
(b) If the office of educational opportunity receives a private gift or grant, the director shall use the gift or grant, or invest the same in the case of moneys, as the donor or grantor specifies. In the absence of any specific direction as to the use of the gift or grant, the director may, in his or her sole discretion, determine the use or investment of the gift or grant to support the office or any charter school established under s. 118.40 (2x). The board may not exercise control over a private gift or grant received by the office of educational opportunity.
38.04 (27) of the statutes is amended to read:
38.04 (27) School safety. The board shall work with schools of education and other departments of the University of Wisconsin System under s. 36.11 (36m), school districts, private schools, tribal schools, and the department of public instruction to present to school districts, private schools, and tribal schools the results of research on models for and approaches to improving school safety and reducing discipline problems in schools and at school activities.
38.08 (1) (a) 1g. a. of the statutes is amended to read:
38.08 (1) (a) 1g. a. Five persons representing employers. Three of the members shall represent employers with 15 or more employees, 2 of the members shall represent employers with 100 or more employees, and at least 2 of the members shall represent employers who are manufacturing businesses. A person representing an employer shall have at least 2 years of experience managing a business entity, nonprofit organization, credit union, or cooperative association with at least 15 employees or at least 2 years of experience managing the finances or the hiring of personnel of a business entity, nonprofit organization, credit union, or cooperative association with at least 100 employees.
38.14 (9) of the statutes is amended to read:
38.14 (9) Activity, incidental and vocational-adult seminar and workshop fees. The Subject to s. 38.24 (1v), the district board may establish student activity and incidental fees to fund, in whole or in part, the cost of services and activities offered as support services for regular instruction. With the approval of the state director, the district board may establish fees for vocational-adult seminars and workshops, not to exceed the full cost of the seminar or workshop less the fee charged under s. 38.24 (1m).
38.22 (1s) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
38.22 (1s) (d) The individual will not be attending the district school during the hours of the normal school day established under s. 119.18 (7) or 120.12 (15). This paragraph does not apply to an individual enrolled in a home-based private educational program, as defined in s. 115.001 (3g).
38.24 (1v) of the statutes is created to read:
38.24 (1v) Certain fees prohibited. No district board may charge a student a fee associated with accident insurance coverage if all of the following apply:
(a) The student requests that the fee be waived.
(b) The student provides evidence that the student is already insured under a policy providing equivalent accident insurance coverage.
38.28 (1m) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
38.28 (1m) (a) 1. "District aidable cost" means the annual cost of operating a technical college district, including debt service charges for district bonds and promissory notes for building programs or capital equipment, but excluding all expenditures relating to auxiliary enterprises and community service programs, all expenditures funded by or reimbursed with federal revenues, all receipts under ss. 38.12 (9), 38.14 (3) and (9), 118.15 (2) (a), and 118.55 (7r), all receipts from grants awarded under ss. 38.04 (8), (28), and (31), 38.14 (11), 38.26, 38.27, 38.31, 38.33, and 38.38, all fees collected under s. 38.24, and driver education and chauffeur training aids.
38.28 (2) (be) 1. i. of the statutes is created to read:
38.28 (2) (be) 1. i. The development and implementation of a policy to award course credit for relevant educational experience or training not obtained through an institution of higher education, including skills training received during military service.
38.28 (2) (be) 1m. of the statutes is amended to read:
38.28 (2) (be) 1m. Subject to modification by the joint committee on finance under subd. 2., allocations under the formula established under subd. 1. shall be based on a district's performance with respect to 7 of the 9 10 criteria specified in subd. 1. a. to h. i., and the board shall allow each district to designate the criteria used for the allocations.
38.28 (2) (be) 3. b. of the statutes is amended to read:
38.28 (2) (be) 3. b. The performance of each district with respect to each criterion specified in subd. 1. a. to h. i.
38.28 (2) (be) 3. d. of the statutes is amended to read:
38.28 (2) (be) 3. d. The performance of the technical college system as a whole with respect to each criterion specified in subd. 1. a. to h. i.
38.28 (2) (be) 5. of the statutes is amended to read:
38.28 (2) (be) 5. The board shall include in its biennial budget request under s. 16.42 any legislative proposals that the board recommends that relate to the criteria specified in subd. 1. a. to h. i. or to the plan or formula approved or modified by the joint committee on finance under subd. 2.
38.28 (2) (bm) 2. d. of the statutes is amended to read:
38.28 (2) (bm) 2. d. In fiscal year 2016-17 and each fiscal year thereafter, the percentage is 30 percent.
38.31 of the statutes is created to read:
38.31 Veteran grant jobs pilot program. (1) (a) The board shall establish a veteran grant jobs pilot program. Under this program, the board shall, subject to par. (b), award grants to district boards that request funding to support programs or services for veterans. Grants awarded under this section shall be awarded through a competitive grant process and paid from the appropriation under s. 20.292 (1) (r). No grant may be awarded under this section after June 30, 2017.
(b) Before awarding any grant under par. (a), the board shall secure additional funding commitments of at least $500,000 to match grant awards by the board under par. (a). No new state moneys may be contributed toward the matching funds required under this paragraph.
(2) Programs or services eligible for a grant under sub. (1) include programs or services related to any of the following:
(a) Recruiting, training, or graduating veterans in high-demand fields, as identified by the department of workforce development.
(b) Providing specialized support services for veterans, including career pathway planning, case management, advising by experts in military education related to obtaining credit for prior learning, early alert interventions, and referrals to or subcontracting with external organizations to provide specialized support services.
(c) Collaborations with employers.
(d) Work-based learning activities, such as internships, service learning, mentoring, job coaching, and job shadowing.
(e) Specialized instructional methodologies that have been demonstrated to be helpful for veterans to enhance student retention and completion.
(f) Creating, expanding, or implementing innovative methods that provide direct services to veterans, with a goal to support students through specific completion points such as completion of courses, semesters, programs, or certificates.
(g) Counseling or career services, which may include personal, educational, and career development support as well as proactive behavior and crisis intervention services.
(h) Targeted services based on student need such as financial literacy, career assessment and planning services, career workshops, computer skills and study skills workshops, veterans peer support groups, or tutoring or supplemental instruction.
(i) Accommodation and transition services, including assistive technology such as adaptive equipment, instructional aids and devices, and related services for injured veterans.
(j) Providing access or referrals to emergency dependent care and transportation assistance.
(k) Any other program or service for veterans.
(3) Not later than September 1, 2017, the board shall submit a report to the joint committee on finance that includes all of the following information:
(a) The technical colleges that received grant funding under this section and the amount of funding received by each.
(b) The programs or services funded through the grant program under this section.
(c) The total number of veterans supported through the grant program under this section.
(d) The amount of unencumbered funds, if any, that lapsed to the veterans trust fund from the appropriation account under s. 20.292 (1) (r) at the end of the 2015-17 fiscal biennium.
39.11 (16) of the statutes is repealed.
39.11 (16g) of the statutes is repealed.
39.11 (18) of the statutes is repealed.
39.382 of the statutes is created to read: