2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
SENATE SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT 1,
TO SENATE BILL 677
January 8, 2018 - Offered by Senator Vukmir.
1An Act to create
118.55 (10) of the statutes; relating to: excluding certain
2college credit in high school programs from the Early College Credit Program.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This substitute amendment excludes certain college-level courses offered to
high school pupils enrolled in a public school from the Early College Credit Program.
Under the ECCP, a high school pupil, including a high school pupil attending
a private school, may enroll in an institution of higher education for the purpose of
taking one or more nonsectarian courses. Also under the ECCP, “institution of higher
education” is defined to mean an institution within the University of Wisconsin
System, a tribally controlled college, and a private, nonprofit institution of higher
education located in this state. Under the ECCP, a pupil may take the course to earn
high school credit or postsecondary credit or both. The cost of tuition for each course
is divided among the Department of Workforce Development, the school board of the
pupil's school or the governing body of the private school the pupil attends, and the
pupil. The share that each responsible party pays is dependent on whether the
course is taken for high school credit or postsecondary credit and whether a course
similar to the course taken at the institution of higher education is comparable to a
course offered by the school board or private school.
This substitute amendment provides that a course that satisfies all of the
following requirements is not a course under the ECCP:
1. The course is offered to pupils under an agreement made before, on, or after
the effective date of the substitute amendment between a school board and either of
a. The chancellor of one of the four-year institutions of the University of
b. The president of a private, nonprofit postsecondary institution.
2. Instruction in the course takes place in a school building in the school district
or a school district facility.
3. The teacher who provides instruction in the course is employed by the school
district and has been certified or approved to teach the course by the participating
University of Wisconsin System institution or private, nonprofit postsecondary
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
118.55 (10) of the statutes is created to read:
118.55 (10) Inapplicability.
(a) In this subsection:
1. “Private, nonprofit institution” means a private, nonprofit postsecondary 4
institution that is a member of the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges 5
and Universities or any successor organization.
2. “University of Wisconsin System institution” means a 4-year institution in 7
the University of Wisconsin System.
(b) This section does not apply to a course for which a pupil may earn 9
postsecondary credit if all of the following apply:
1. The school board of the school district and one of the following have entered 11
into an agreement before, on, or after the effective date of this subdivision .... [LRB 12
inserts date], to provide a college credit in high school program to academically 13
qualified pupils under which participating pupils may take the course for 14
a. The chancellor of a University of Wisconsin System institution.
b. The president of a private, nonprofit institution.
2. The instruction of pupils in the course takes place in a school building in the 3
school district or a school district facility.
3. The high school teacher who provides instruction in the course is employed 5
by the school district and has been certified or approved to provide the instruction 6
by one of the following:
a. For a course taught pursuant to an agreement under subd. 1. a., the 8
participating University of Wisconsin System institution.
b. For a course taught pursuant to an agreement under subd. 1. b., the 10
participating private, nonprofit institution.