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2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
SENATE SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT 2,
TO SENATE BILL 677
February 1, 2018 - Offered by Senator Vukmir.
SB677-SSA2,1,3 1An Act to repeal 118.55 (2) (b); to renumber and amend 118.55 (2) (a); and to
2create
118.55 (10) of the statutes; relating to: excluding certain college credit
3in 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 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 or, for a
private school pupil, the governing body of the private school the pupil attends, and
either of the following:
a. The chancellor of one of the four-year institutions of the University of
Wisconsin System.
b. The president of a private, nonprofit postsecondary institution.
2. Instruction in the course when offered to a public school pupil takes place
in a school building in the school district or a school district facility or, when offered
to a private school pupil, in the private school.
3. The teacher who provides instruction in the course when offered to a public
school pupil is employed by the school district or, when offered to a private school
pupil, by the governing body of the private school and the teacher has been certified
or approved to teach the course by the participating University of Wisconsin System
institution or private, nonprofit postsecondary institution.
This substitute amendment also eliminates a requirement that a private
institution of higher education and a tribally controlled college notify the state
superintendent of its intent to participate in the ECCP as a condition of participating
in the ECCP.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
SB677-SSA2,1 1Section 1. 118.55 (2) (a) of the statutes, as affected by 2017 Wisconsin Act 59,
2is renumbered 118.55 (2) and amended to read:
SB677-SSA2,3,33 118.55 (2) Enrollment in institution of higher education; application.
4Subject to par. (b) and sub. (7t) (c), any public high school pupil who is not attending
5a technical college under s. 38.12 (14) or 118.15 (1) (b) and any high school pupil
6attending a private school may enroll in an institution of higher education for the
7purpose of taking one or more nonsectarian courses at the institution of higher
8education, including during a summer semester or session. The pupil shall submit
9an application to the institution of higher education in the previous school semester.
10The pupil shall indicate on the application whether he or she will be taking the course
11or courses for high school credit or postsecondary credit or both, if applicable. The
12pupil shall also specify on the application that, if he or she is admitted, the institution

1of higher education may disclose the pupil's grades, the courses that he or she is
2taking, and his or her attendance record to the public or private school in which the
3pupil is enrolled.
SB677-SSA2,2 4Section 2. 118.55 (2) (b) of the statutes is repealed.
SB677-SSA2,3 5Section 3. 118.55 (10) of the statutes is created to read:
SB677-SSA2,3,66 118.55 (10) Inapplicability. (a) In this subsection:
SB677-SSA2,3,97 1. “Private, nonprofit institution” means a private, nonprofit postsecondary
8institution that is a member of the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges
9and Universities or any successor organization.
SB677-SSA2,3,1110 2. “University of Wisconsin System institution” means a 4-year institution in
11the University of Wisconsin System.
SB677-SSA2,3,1312 (b) This section does not apply to a course for which a public high school pupil
13may earn postsecondary credit if all of the following apply:
SB677-SSA2,3,1814 1. The school board of the school district and one of the following have entered
15into an agreement before, on, or after the effective date of this subdivision .... [LRB
16inserts date], to provide a college credit in high school program to academically
17qualified pupils under which participating pupils may take the course for
18postsecondary credit:
SB677-SSA2,3,1919 a. The chancellor of a University of Wisconsin System institution.
SB677-SSA2,3,2020 b. The president of a private, nonprofit institution.
SB677-SSA2,3,2221 2. The instruction of pupils in the course takes place in a school building in the
22school district or a school district facility.
SB677-SSA2,3,2523 3. The high school teacher who provides instruction in the course is employed
24by the school district and has been certified or approved to provide the instruction
25by one of the following:
SB677-SSA2,4,2
1a. For a course taught pursuant to an agreement under subd. 1. a., the
2participating University of Wisconsin System institution.
SB677-SSA2,4,43 b. For a course taught pursuant to an agreement under subd. 1. b., the
4participating private, nonprofit institution.
SB677-SSA2,4,65 (c) This section does not apply to a course for which a high school pupil
6attending a private school may earn postsecondary credit if all of the following apply:
SB677-SSA2,4,117 1. The governing body of the private school and one of the following have
8entered into an agreement before, on, or after the effective date of this subdivision
9.... [LRB inserts date], to provide a college credit in high school program to
10academically qualified pupils under which participating pupils may take the course
11for postsecondary credit:
SB677-SSA2,4,1212 a. The chancellor of a University of Wisconsin System institution.
SB677-SSA2,4,1313 b. The president of a private, nonprofit institution.
SB677-SSA2,4,1514 2. The instruction of pupils in the course takes place in the private school
15building.
SB677-SSA2,4,1816 3. The high school teacher who provides instruction in the course is employed
17by the governing body of the private school and has been certified or approved to
18provide the instruction by one of the following:
SB677-SSA2,4,2019 a. For a course taught pursuant to an agreement under subd. 1. a., the
20participating University of Wisconsin System institution.
SB677-SSA2,4,2221 b. For a course taught pursuant to an agreement under subd. 1. b., the
22participating private, nonprofit institution.
SB677-SSA2,4 23Section 4. Effective date.
SB677-SSA2,4,2424 (1) This act takes effect on July 1, 2018.
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