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2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
April 18, 2019 - Introduced by Representatives Gundrum, Ballweg, Brandtjen,
Edming, Felzkowski, Horlacher, Knodl, Kulp, Milroy, Skowronski, Subeck,
Tittl, Tusler and Wichgers, cosponsored by Senators Olsen, Bewley,
Kooyenga and Wanggaard. Referred to Committee on Local Government.
AB170,1,3 1An Act to renumber and amend 120.11 (2); and to create 120.11 (2) (b) of the
2statutes; relating to: the method for providing notice of a special meeting of
3a school board.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the clerk of a school district (other than a first class city
school district) or, in the clerk's absence, the president of the school district must
notify each school board member in writing of the time and place of a special meeting
of the school board at least 24 hours before the meeting. Currently, the notice must
be delivered personally to each school board member or left at or mailed by first class
mail to the member's usual place of abode.
This bill makes the following changes to the requirements for providing notice
of a special meeting of a school board:
1. The bill requires a school district clerk or, in the clerk's absence, the school
district's president to notify each school board member of the meeting in a manner
likely to give the member notice of the meeting.
2. The bill specifies that the date, time, and place for the meeting must be set
by the clerk of a school district or, in the clerk's absence, the president of the school
district.
3. The bill provides that, if a school district clerk or, in the clerk's absence, the
school district's president determines that providing notice at least 24 hours before
the meeting is, for good cause shown by the clerk or president, impossible or
impractical, the clerk or president may notify each school board member of the date,

time, and place of the meeting less than 24 hours, but not less than 2 hours, before
the meeting.
For further information see the local fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB170,1 1Section 1. 120.11 (2) of the statutes is renumbered 120.11 (2) (a) and amended
2to read:
AB170,2,173 120.11 (2) (a) A The school board shall hold a special school board meeting
4shall be held upon the written request of any a school board member. The request
5shall be
filed with the school district clerk or, in the school district clerk's absence,
6the school district president who. The school district clerk or, in the school district
7clerk's absence, the president shall fix a reasonable date, time, and place for the
8meeting. Except as provided under pars. (b) and (c), the school district clerk or, in
9the school district clerk's absence, the president
shall notify in writing each school
10board member of the date, time, and place of the special school board meeting at least
1124 hours before the meeting. The Except as provided under pars. (b) and (c), the
12school district clerk or, in the school district clerk's absence, the president shall give
13the
notice shall be delivered to each school board member personally or shall be left
14at the usual place of abode of the school board member or shall be mailed by 1st class
15mail to the usual place of abode of the school board member so as to arrive at least
1624 hours before
in a manner likely to give the school board member notice of the
17special school board meeting. A special
AB170,3,2 18(c) The school board may hold a special school board meeting may be held under
19par. (a)
without prior notice, if all school board members are present and consent, or

1if every school board member consents in writing even though he or she the school
2board member
does not attend.
AB170,2 3Section 2. 120.11 (2) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
AB170,3,94 120.11 (2) (b) If the school district clerk or, in the school district clerk's absence,
5the school district president determines that providing notice at least 24 hours before
6a special school board meeting under par. (a) is, for good cause shown by the school
7district clerk or president, impossible or impractical, the school district clerk or
8president may notify each school board member of the date, time, and place of the
9meeting less than 24 hours, but not less than 2 hours, before the meeting.
AB170,3,1010 (End)
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