118.035(5)(b) (b) The ability of pupils to obtain the uniforms.
118.035(5)(c) (c) The effect of the imposition of the requirement on crime in the school, including weapons possession, assault, battery, and vandalism, and on pupil suspensions and expulsions.
118.035(6) (6) Nothing in this section affects the authority of a school board to require pupils to wear uniforms for extracurricular activities, and the provisions of sub. (3) do not apply to such a requirement.
118.035 History History: 2001 a. 16.
118.04 118.04 Summer classes. Any school board may elect to operate summer classes or to permit pupils to attend summer classes operated by another school district on a tuition basis if the school district of operation will accept them. Sections 118.15 and 118.16 shall not apply to summer classes. Every school board electing to operate summer classes:
118.04(1) (1) Shall make rules governing attendance and cause them to be spread on the school board minutes.
118.04(2) (2) May accord to children living in the school district during the summer session the status of residents of the school district for the purpose of attendance at summer classes, even though the children were not regular residents of the school district during the preceding regular school session, but any such children who are not legal residents of the state shall not be counted in computing the state aid to which the school district is entitled.
118.04(3) (3) May permit children from another school district to attend summer classes upon payment of nonresident tuition.
118.04(4) (4) Shall not charge tuition for attendance at summer classes or interim session classes of pupils who are residents of the school district if the school board receives aid for such classes under s. 121.14 (1) (a). The school board may establish and collect reasonable fees for social, recreational, or extracurricular summer classes or interim session classes and programs which are neither credited toward graduation nor aided under s. 121.14.
118.04 History History: 1983 a. 27; 2013 a. 257.
118.045 118.045 Commencement of school term.
118.045(1) (1) Except as provided in subs. (2) and (3), beginning in the year 2000, no public school may commence the school term until September 1.
118.045(2) (2)Subsection (1) does not prohibit a school board from doing any of the following:
118.045(2)(a) (a) Holding athletic contests or practices before September 1.
118.045(2)(b) (b) Scheduling in-service days or work days before September 1.
118.045(2)(c) (c) Holding school year-round.
118.045(3) (3) A school board may commence the school term before September 1 in any school year if the school board requests the department to allow it to commence the school term before September 1 and the school board includes reasons with its request. The department may grant a request only if it determines that there are extraordinary reasons for granting it. The department shall promulgate rules to implement and administer this subsection.
118.045 History History: 1999 a. 9; 2001 a. 16.
118.045 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. PI 27, Wis. adm. code.
118.05 118.05 School conservation camps.
118.05(1) (1) To promote an understanding of geology, geography, conservation, nature study and other aspects of general knowledge which are learned best by actual contact with nature itself, any school district may establish, operate and maintain and levy taxes to support individually or in cooperation with other school districts or municipalities a school conservation camp. The camp need not be within the school district.
118.05(2) (2) The school board of any such district may operate, contribute to the operation of, participate in the joint operation of, pay or charge fees for the operation of the school conservation camp. The school board may admit nonresident pupils as well as resident pupils of the school district. The school board shall determine age and other entrance requirements and the program to be offered. The camp may be operated in summer or at any other time that the school board determines.
118.05(3) (3) The school board may acquire, rent or accept the free use of facilities and equipment to operate the camp and may accept private contributions of any kind.
118.05(4) (4) The school board may conduct the camp on property under the custody of other municipal, state or federal agencies when permission is granted or on private property with consent of the owner.
118.05(5) (5) Every state agency shall cooperate in making their staff and facilities available to further the objectives of this program.
118.06 118.06 Flag, pledge of allegiance, and national anthem.
118.06(1)(1) Every school board and the governing body of every private school shall cause the U.S. flag to be displayed in the schoolroom or from a flagstaff on each school ground during the school hours of each school day.
118.06(2) (2) Every public school shall offer the pledge of allegiance or the national anthem in grades one to 12 each school day. Every private school shall offer the pledge of allegiance or the national anthem in grades one to 12 each school day unless the governing body of the private school determines that the requirement conflicts with the school's religious doctrines. No pupil may be compelled, against the pupil's objections or those of the pupil's parents or guardian, to recite the pledge or to sing the anthem.
118.06 History History: 1993 a. 492; 2001 a. 16.
118.07 118.07 Health and safety requirements.
118.07(1) (1) Every school board and the governing body of every private school shall provide a standard first aid kit for use in cases of emergency.
118.07(2) (2)
118.07(2)(a)(a) Once each month, without previous warning, the person having direct charge of any public or private school shall drill all pupils in the proper method of departure from the building in case of a fire, except when the person having direct charge deems that the health of the pupils may be endangered by inclement weather conditions. At least twice annually, without previous warning, the person having direct charge of any public or private school shall drill all pupils in the proper method of evacuation to a safe location in case of a tornado or other hazard. At least twice annually, without previous warning, the person having direct charge of any public or private school shall drill all pupils in the proper method of evacuation or other appropriate action in case of a school safety incident. The public and private school safety drill shall be based on the school safety plan adopted under s. 118.07 (4). A safety drill may be substituted for any other drill required under this paragraph. The school board or governing body of the private school shall maintain for at least 7 years a record of each fire drill, tornado or other hazard drill, and school safety drill conducted.
118.07(2)(b) (b) In each community having a recognized fire department, the person having direct charge of any public or private school shall annually file a report pertaining to such drills, on a form furnished by the department of safety and professional services, with the chief of the fire department. When no fire drill is held during any month, or when only one or no tornado or other hazard drill is held in a year, the person having direct charge of the school shall state the reasons in the report.
118.07(3) (3) The department shall make available to school districts, private schools, tribal schools, and charter schools information about meningococcal disease, including the causes and symptoms of the disease, how it is spread, and how to obtain additional information about the disease and the availability, effectiveness, and risks of vaccinations against the disease. The department may do so by posting the information on its Internet site. At the beginning of the 2012-13 school year and each school year thereafter, each school board and the governing body of each private school and each charter school shall provide the parents and guardians of pupils enrolled in grade 6 in the school district or school with the information.
Effective date note NOTE: Sub. (3) is repealed eff. the day after the revisor of statutes publishes in the Wisconsin Administrative Register a statement that the secretary of health services has promulgated a rule under section 252.04 (2) of the statutes that requires vaccinations against meningitis.
118.07(4) (4)
118.07(4)(a)1.1. Each school board and the governing body of each private school shall have in effect a school safety plan for each public or private school in the school district within 3 years of May 27, 2010.
118.07 Note NOTE: Subd. 1. is affected by 2009 Wis. Acts 28 and 309. The 2 treatments are mutually inconsistent. Subd. 1. is shown as affected by the last enacted act, 2009 Wis. Act 309. As affected by 2009 Wis. Act 28, it reads:
Effective date text 1. Each school board and the governing body of each private school shall have in effect a school safety plan for each public or private school in the school district within 3 years of July 1, 2009.
118.07(4)(a)2. 2. If a school district is created or a public or private school opens after May 27, 2010, the school board or governing body of the private school shall have in effect a school safety plan for each public or private school within 3 years of its creation or opening.
118.07 Note NOTE: Subd. 2. is affected by 2009 Wis. Acts 28 and 309. The 2 treatments are mutually inconsistent. Subd. 2. is shown as affected by the last enacted act, 2009 Wis. Act 309. As affected by 2009 Wis. Act 28, it reads:
Effective date text 2. If a school district is created or a public or private school opens after July 1, 2009, the school board or governing body of the private school shall have in effect a school safety plan for each public or private school within 3 years of its creation or opening.
118.07(4)(b) (b) A school safety plan shall be created with the active participation of appropriate parties, as specified by the school board or governing body of the private school. The appropriate parties may include local law enforcement officers, fire fighters, school administrators, teachers, pupil services professionals, as defined in s. 118.257 (1) (c), and mental health professionals. A school safety plan shall include general guidelines specifying procedures for emergency prevention and mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. The plan shall also specify the process for reviewing the methods for conducting drills required to comply with the plan.
118.07(4)(c) (c) The school board or governing body of the private school shall determine which persons are required to receive school safety plan training and the frequency of the training. The training shall be based upon the school district's or private school's prioritized needs, risks, and vulnerabilities.
118.07(4)(d) (d) Each school board and the governing body of each private school shall review the school safety plan at least once every 3 years after the plan goes into effect.
118.07(4m) (4m) No school board, private school, or charter school may knowingly do any of the following:
118.07(4m)(a) (a) Purchase or use free-flowing elemental mercury for any purpose.
118.07(4m)(b) (b) Purchase or use a mercury-containing compound or an instrument or measuring device that contains mercury unless one of the following exceptions applies:
118.07(4m)(b)1. 1. No reasonably acceptable, mercury-free alternative exists, in which case the school board, private school, or charter school shall use a compound, instrument, or measuring device containing the lowest mercury content available.
118.07(4m)(b)2. 2. The purchase or use of the compound, instrument, or measuring device is required under federal law.
118.07(4m)(b)3. 3. The only mercury-added component in the instrument or measuring device is a button cell battery.
118.07(4m)(c) (c) Beginning January 1, 2012, store free-flowing elemental mercury or, unless one of the exceptions under par. (b) applies, store a mercury-containing compound or an instrument or measuring device that contains mercury.
118.07(5) (5) Each school board shall require every employee of the school district governed by the school board to receive training provided by the department in identifying children who have been abused or neglected and in the laws and procedures under s. 48.981 governing the reporting of suspected or threatened child abuse and neglect. A school district employee shall receive that training within the first 6 months after commencing employment with the school district and at least once every 5 years after that initial training.
118.075 118.075 Indoor environmental quality in schools.
118.075(1)(1) Definition. In this section, "task force" means the indoor environmental quality in schools task force established under sub. (2).
118.075(2) (2)Task force.
118.075(2)(a)(a) The state superintendent shall establish a special committee under s. 15.04 (1) (c) called the indoor environmental quality in schools task force. The task force shall consist of the following members:
118.075(2)(a)1. 1. The state superintendent or his or her designee.
118.075(2)(a)2. 2. The secretary of safety and professional services or his or her designee.
118.075(2)(a)3. 3. The secretary of health services or his or her designee.
118.075(2)(a)4. 4. One member who is a representative of the Wisconsin Association of School Boards.
118.075(2)(a)5. 5. One member who is a representative of the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators.
118.075(2)(a)6. 6. Three members who are representatives of the Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials and who have expertise in indoor environmental quality in schools.
118.075(2)(a)7. 7. One member who is a representative of the Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools.
118.075(2)(a)8. 8. One member who is a representative of the Wisconsin Association of School Nurses.
118.075(2)(a)9. 9. One member who is a representative of the largest statewide labor organization representing teachers.
118.075(2)(a)10. 10. One member who is a representative of the largest statewide organization representing parents of pupils.
118.075(2)(a)11. 11. One member who is an occupational health physician or allergist and who has expertise in indoor environmental quality in schools.
118.075(2)(a)12. 12. One member who is registered as an architect under ch. 443 and who has expertise in school design and construction.
118.075(2)(a)13. 13. One member who is registered as a professional engineer under ch. 443 and who has expertise in the design of mechanical systems for schools.
118.075(2)(a)14. 14. Two members who are industrial hygienists certified by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene and who have expertise in indoor environmental quality in schools.
118.075(2)(b) (b) The state superintendent shall appoint the members of the task force specified in par. (a) 4. to 14., shall appoint or determine the method of appointment of the officers of the task force, and shall call the first meeting of the task force.
118.075(2)(c) (c) The department shall provide administrative support services to the task force. The task force may call upon any state agency or officer to assist the task force, and those agencies or officers shall cooperate with the task force to the fullest extent possible. The department may contract with professionals who are knowledgeable and experienced in indoor environmental quality management in schools to assist the task force in making its recommendations under par. (e) 1.
118.075(2)(d) (d) The department of administration shall reimburse members of the task force for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in carrying out their functions from the appropriation account under s. 20.505 (1) (ka).
118.075(2)(e) (e) The task force shall do all of the following:
118.075(2)(e)1. 1. Make recommendations to the department for the development of a model management plan for maintaining indoor environmental quality in public and private schools that reflects best management practices. The task force shall consider including in its recommendations all of the following components:
118.075(2)(e)1.a. a. Designating a school district or private school employee as the indoor environmental quality contact for the school district or private school.
118.075(2)(e)1.b. b. Establishing an indoor environmental quality committee composed of school administrators, teachers, educational support professionals, and custodial and maintenance staff.
118.075(2)(e)1.c. c. Developing a plan for communicating with school district or private school employees, pupils, and parents and guardians of pupils about indoor environmental quality problems, including test results, and proposed schedules for remediation.
118.075(2)(e)1.d. d. Identifying procedures for handling complaints about indoor environmental quality.
118.075(2)(e)1.e. e. Acknowledging that the school district or private school will continue to meet all health and safety laws or codes that apply to the school district or private school.
118.075(2)(e)1.f. f. Developing a plan for addressing indoor environmental quality issues noted during an evaluation of building systems performed in accordance with department rules on safe and healthful facilities.
118.075(2)(e)1.g. g. Providing for an annual review of the management plan by the indoor environmental quality contact and the school board or private school governing board.
118.075(2)(e)2. 2. Recommend indoor environmental quality training requirements for school district or private employees who are responsible for the operation and maintenance of schools.
118.075(2)(e)3. 3. Recommend educational materials relating to indoor environmental quality in schools.
118.075(2)(e)4. 4. Recommend model specifications for the design and construction of school facilities and for additions and structural alterations to school facilities that promote indoor environmental quality and that ensure that the building's systems are planned, designed, installed, tested, operated, and maintained to perform efficiently and to meet the school district's or private school's needs.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before Dec. 13, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after Dec. 13, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 12-13-14)