2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
October 14, 2019 - Introduced by Representatives Schraa, Doyle, Ballweg,
Anderson, Bowen, Cabrera, Duchow, Edming, James, Kurtz, B. Meyers,
Milroy, Mursau, Neubauer, Oldenburg, Ott, Petersen, Petryk, Ramthun,
Rohrkaste, Spiros, Spreitzer, Subeck, C. Taylor, Tittl, Tranel, Tusler,
VanderMeer, Vining, Vruwink and Wittke, cosponsored by Senators Olsen,
Bernier and Ringhand. Referred to Committee on Education.
1An Act to create
20.255 (1) (en) and 115.28 (66) of the statutes;
2grants to the Wisconsin Safe and Healthy Schools Center and making an
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires the Department of Public Instruction to annually award a
grant to a cooperative educational service agency to support a collaborative project
between DPI and CESAs that provides training and technical assistance to school
districts related to prevention and intervention programs for alcohol, tobacco and
other drug abuse, mental health programs, and programs to promote school safety.
This collaborative project is known as the Wisconsin Safe and Healthy Schools
Center or the WISH Center. Under the bill, the CESA that receives the grant must
use the money to support the ongoing operations of the WISH Center and, if money
is available, to expand the WISH Center's offerings to include training and technical
assistance related to general wellness.
For further information see the state and 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:
20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, insert 5
the following amounts for the purposes indicated:
- See PDF for table
20.255 (1) (en) of the statutes is created to read:
(en) Grant to support the Wisconsin Safe and Healthy Schools Center. 3
The amounts in the schedule for a grant under s. 115.28 (66) to support a 4
collaborative project between the department of public instruction and cooperative 5
educational service agencies.
115.28 (66) of the statutes is created to read:
115.28 (66) Grant to support the Wisconsin Safe and Healthy Schools
From the appropriation under s. 20.255 (1) (en), the department shall 9
annually award a grant to a cooperative educational service agency to support a 10
collaborative project between the department and cooperative educational service 11
agencies, the purpose of which is to build the capacity of school districts to implement 12
prevention and intervention programs for alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse, 13
mental health programs, and programs to promote school safety. The cooperative 14
educational service agency that receives a grant under this section shall first use the 15
grant to support the ongoing operations of the collaborative project and to the extent 16
funding is available, to expand the services offered to school districts to include 17
training and technical assistance related to general wellness.