2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
ASSEMBLY AMENDMENT 5,
TO ASSEMBLY BILL 751
February 9, 2016 - Offered by Representative Pope.
20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, 6
insert the following amounts for the purposes indicated:
- See PDF for table
20.255 (2) (cv) of the statutes is created to read:
(cv) Community school start-up grants.
The amounts in the 2
schedule for grants under s. 115.393.
115.393 of the statutes is created to read:
4115.393 Community school start-up grants. (1)
In this section, 5
"community school" means a public school other than a charter school that focuses 6
on all of the following:
(a) Improving pupil learning through an engaging, culturally relevant, and 8
challenging curriculum and high-quality teaching.
(b) Strengthening families and developing healthier communities by 10
integrating academics, health and social services, intergenerational programming, 11
youth and community development, and community engagement.
(c) Working with community partners to provide additional support and 13
opportunities to the community surrounding the public school.
(d) Providing wrap-around support services to pupils and their families, 15
including nonemergency medical, dental, nursing, and optometric services and 16
individualized social, emotional, and behavioral services.
The department shall develop and implement a program to provide grants 18
for the purpose of planning and implementing community schools. When developing 19
the grant program under this subsection, the department shall do all of the following:
(a) Allocate a portion of the amount appropriated under s. 20.255 (2) (cv) for 21
planning and implementing community schools in rural school districts.
(b) Allocate a portion of the amount appropriated under s. 20.255 (2) (cv) for 23
planning and implementing community schools in school districts in high-poverty 24
school districts. For purposes of this paragraph, a "high-poverty school district" is 25
a school district in which at least 50 percent of the school district's enrollment on the
3rd Friday of September in the immediately preceding even-numbered year, as 2
rounded to the nearest whole percentage point, was eligible for a free or 3
reduced-price lunch in the federal school lunch program under 42 USC 1758
(c) Allocate a portion of the amount appropriated under s. 20.255 (2) (cv) for 5
transforming low-performing schools into community schools. For purposes of this 6
paragraph, a "low-performing school" is a public school that was in the lowest 5 7
percent of all public schools in the state in the previous school year or that was placed 8
in the lowest performance category in the most recent school and school district 9
accountability report under s. 115.385.
(d) Establish a maximum grant award for each community school.
(e) Require an applicant for a grant to demonstrate that it has secured 12
(f) Require that an applicant for a grant identify a school resource coordinator.
From the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (cv), the department shall 15
award on a competitive basis one or more grants under the program developed under 16
sub. (2) to school boards, on behalf of individual schools located in the school district.
A school board applying for a grant under sub. (2) on behalf of a school in 18
the school district shall include in its application a description of the programming 19
the school will provide to improve student learning, strengthen families, and develop 20
a healthier community, and how the school resource coordinator will coordinate the 21
described programming. To qualify for a grant under sub. (2), the school board shall 22
include in the programming described in its application at least 3 of the following:
(a) High-quality child care or early childhood education programming.
(b) Academic support and enrichment activities, including expanded learning 25
time and summer or after-school enrichment and learning experiences.
(c) Home visitation services by teachers or other professionals.
(d) Programs that promote parental involvement and family literacy, including 3
parent leadership development activities and parenting education activities.
(e) Job training, internship opportunities, career counseling services, and 5
community service and service-learning opportunities.
(f) Health services, including primary health, school nursing, and dental care, 7
mental health counseling services, and nutrition services.
(g) Adult education, including instruction in English as a 2nd language.
(h) Juvenile crime prevention and rehabilitation programs.
(i) Homeless prevention services.
(j) Professional development for school administrators, teachers, and 12
educational support professionals in culturally responsive teaching and practices 13
that promote enhanced understanding, respect, and relationships among staff, 14
pupils, families, and the community.
A grant awarded under sub. (2) is for a 5-year term and is renewable for 16
additional 5-year periods.
Annually, the recipient of a grant under sub. (2) shall submit to the 18
department a report describing the recipient's efforts to integrate community school 19
programming at the school and the impact of the programming on participating 20
children and adults.".
119.04 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
Subchapters IV, V and VII of ch. 115, ch. 121 and ss. 66.0235 (3) (c), 24
66.0603 (1m) to (3), 115.01 (1) and (2), 115.28, 115.31, 115.33, 115.34, 115.343,
115.345, 115.363, 115.365 (3), 115.38 (2), 115.393,
115.415, 115.445, 118.001 to 2
118.04, 118.045, 118.06, 118.07, 118.075, 118.076, 118.10, 118.12, 118.125 to 118.14, 3
118.145 (4), 118.15, 118.153, 118.16, 118.162, 118.163, 118.164, 118.18, 118.19, 4
118.20, 118.223, 118.225, 118.24 (1), (2) (c) to (f), (6), (8), and (10), 118.245, 118.255, 5
118.258, 118.291, 118.292, 118.293, 118.30 to 118.43, 118.46, 118.51, 118.52, 118.53, 6
118.55, 118.56, 120.12 (2m), (4m), (5), and (15) to (27), 120.125, 120.13 (1), (2) (b) to 7
(g), (3), (14), (17) to (19), (26), (34), (35), (37), (37m), and (38), 120.137, 120.14, 120.21 8
(3), and 120.25 are applicable to a 1st class city school district and board.".