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2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
SENATE AMENDMENT 13,
TO ASSEMBLY BILL 64
September 15, 2017 - Offered by Senators Larson, Johnson, Carpenter, L. Taylor,
Risser, Vinehout, Bewley, Wirch, Hansen and Ringhand.
AB64-SA13,1,21 At the locations indicated, amend the bill as shown by assembly substitute
2amendment 1, as follows:
AB64-SA13,1,3 31. Page 281, line 2: after that line insert:
AB64-SA13,1,4 4 Section 206p. 20.255 (1) (f) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64-SA13,1,105 20.255 (1) (f) Assessments of reading readiness. The amounts in the schedule
6to provide school districts and, independent charter schools under s. 118.40 (2r) and
7(2x), the governing bodies of private schools participating in the special needs
8scholarship program under s. 115.7915, and the governing bodies of private schools
9participating in a parental choice program under s. 118.60 or 119.23
with the
10assessments of reading readiness under s. 118.016.”.
AB64-SA13,1,11 112. Page 281, line 22: delete “ (a), (cm), and (e)" and substitute “ (a) and (e)".
AB64-SA13,1,12 123. Page 741, line 18: after that line insert:
AB64-SA13,1,13 13 Section 1461r. 115.28 (7) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64-SA13,2,11
1115.28 (7) (b) Subject to the same rules and laws concerning qualifications of
2applicants and granting and revocation of licenses or certificates under par. (a), the
3state superintendent shall grant certificates and licenses to teachers in private
4schools and tribal schools, except that teaching experience requirements for such
5certificates and licenses may be fulfilled by teaching experience in public, private,
6or tribal schools. An applicant is not eligible for a license or certificate unless the
7state superintendent finds that the private school or tribal school in which the
8applicant taught offered an adequate educational program during the period of the
9applicant's teaching therein. Private Except as provided in ss. 115.7915 (2m) (b),
10118.60 (2) (a) 6m., and 119.23 (2) (a) 6m., private
schools are not obligated to employ
11only licensed or certified teachers.”.
AB64-SA13,2,12 124. Page 761, line 7: delete lines 7 to 10 and substitute:
AB64-SA13,2,13 13 Section 1486bm. 115.7915 (2) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64-SA13,2,1714 115.7915 (2) Scholarship requirements. (intro.) Beginning in the 2016-17
15school year, the department shall provide to a child with a disability a scholarship
16under sub. (4m) (a) to attend a private an eligible school, provided the private school
17is in compliance with the requirements under sub. (2m),
if all of the following apply:”.
AB64-SA13,2,18 185. Page 763, line 10: after that line insert:
AB64-SA13,2,19 19 Section 1488i. 115.7915 (2) (i) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-SA13,2,2220 115.7915 (2) (i) The sum of the pupils attending the private school under a
21scholarship under this section and under the programs under ss. 118.60 and 119.23
22is less than 49 percent of the total number of pupils attending the private school.
AB64-SA13,1488k 23Section 1488k. 115.7915 (2m) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-SA13,3,3
1115.7915 (2m) Private schools; requirements for participation. A private
2school may not participate in the program under this section unless all of the
3following apply:
AB64-SA13,3,44 (a) The private school is located in this state.
AB64-SA13,3,85 (b) All instructional staff employed by the governing body of the private school
6hold a license or permit to teach issued by the department. For purposes of this
7paragraph, “instructional staff” has the meaning given in the rules promulgated by
8the department under s. 121.02 (1) (a) 2.
AB64-SA13,3,109 (c) Prior to accepting applications under sub. (2) (g), the private school had been
10in operation for the attendance of pupils for at least 2 school years.
AB64-SA13,3,1211 (d) The governing body of the private school annually submits to an
12independent financial audit of the private school as provided under s. 118.60 (7) (am).
AB64-SA13,3,1513 (e) The governing body of the private school annually schedules at least one
14meeting of the governing body of the private school each month that is open to the
15public as provided under s. 118.60 (7) (b) 3m.
AB64-SA13,3,2016 (f) The governing body of the private school permits public inspection and
17copying of any record, as defined in s. 19.32 (2), of the private school to the same
18extent as required of, and subject to the same terms and enforcement provisions that
19apply to, a school board under subch. II of ch. 19. This paragraph applies only to
20records that relate to pupils attending the private school under this section.
AB64-SA13,3,2321 (g) The governing body of the private school complies with the requirement to
22submit a copy of the school's certificate of occupancy or a building permit to the
23department as provided under s. 118.60 (7) (d).
AB64-SA13,4,3
1(h) The governing body of the private school complies with the requirement to
2conduct state and federal background checks of teachers and administrators
3employed by and volunteers at the private school as provided in s. 118.60 (7) (h).”.
AB64-SA13,4,5 46. Page 764, line 7: delete the material beginning with that line and ending
5on page 765, line 12, and substitute:
AB64-SA13,4,7 6 Section 1492be. 115.7915 (4m) (a) (intro.) of the statutes is renumbered
7115.7915 (4m) (a) and amended to read:
AB64-SA13,4,118 115.7915 (4m) (a) Subject to par. (c), from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2)
9(az), the department shall pay the private school a child attends under the
10scholarship program under this section, on behalf of a child's parent or guardian, the
11following amount: under s. 118.60 (4) (bd).
AB64-SA13,1492bm 12Section 1492bm. 115.7915 (4m) (a) 1. of the statutes is repealed.
AB64-SA13,1492bs 13Section 1492bs. 115.7915 (4m) (a) 2. of the statutes is repealed.”.
AB64-SA13,4,14 147. Page 766, line 1: delete lines 1 to 17.
AB64-SA13,4,15 158. Page 767, line 1: delete “ b. and a., d." and substitute “ b. and, d.".
AB64-SA13,4,16 169. Page 768, line 6: after that line insert:
AB64-SA13,4,17 17 Section 1492vc. 115.7915 (8) (a) 5. of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-SA13,4,1918 115.7915 (8) (a) 5. Failed to provide the information required under sub. (2m)
19(d) or (g) by the date or within the period specified.
AB64-SA13,1492vg 20Section 1492vg. 115.7915 (8) (a) 6. of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-SA13,4,2121 115.7915 (8) (a) 6. Violated sub. (2m) (e) or (f).
AB64-SA13,1492vn 22Section 1492vn. 115.7915 (8) (a) 7. of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-SA13,4,2423 115.7915 (8) (a) 7. Violated or employed a person who violated s. 118.016,
24118.19 (1), 118.305, 118.31, or 118.33 (1) (f) 5.
AB64-SA13,1492vr
1Section 1492vr. 115.7915 (8) (ag) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-SA13,5,62 115.7915 (8) (ag) The state superintendent may issue an order immediately
3terminating a private school's participation in the program under this section if he
4or she determines that the owner of the private school would not be eligible or
5permitted to be employed, licensed, or permitted for any of the reasons specified
6under s. 115.31 (2g) or (6m) or 115.315.
AB64-SA13,1492vw 7Section 1492vw. 115.7915 (8) (ar) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-SA13,5,128 115.7915 (8) (ar) The state superintendent may issue an order immediately
9terminating a private school's participation in the program under this section if he
10or she determines that the private school has failed to comply with the requirements
11under s. 118.60 (7) (h) or if the private school employs an individual in contravention
12of the prohibitions under s. 118.60 (7) (h).”.
AB64-SA13,5,13 1310. Page 782, line 1: before that line insert:
AB64-SA13,5,14 14 Section 1504yc. 118.016 (1) (bm) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-SA13,5,2415 118.016 (1) (bm) Beginning in the 2018-19 school year, the governing body of
16each private school participating in a parental choice program under s. 118.60 or
17119.23 and each private school participating in the special needs scholarship
18program under s. 115.7915 shall, using the appropriate, valid, and reliable
19assessment of literacy fundamentals selected by the governing body, annually assess
20each pupil enrolled in 4-year-old kindergarten to 2nd grade in the private school for
21reading readiness. The governing body shall ensure that the assessment evaluates
22whether a pupil possesses phonemic awareness and letter sound knowledge. The
23governing body may administer computer adaptive assessments. This paragraph
24applies only to pupils attending the school under s. 115.7915, 118.60, or 119.23.
AB64-SA13,1504yg
1Section 1504yg. 118.016 (1) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
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