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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.
118.075(2)(f) (f) Upon completing its duties under par. (e), the task force shall report its findings and recommendations to the appropriate standing committees of the legislature under s. 13.172 (3) and to the governor. The task force shall cease to exist on the date on which the department issues its model management plan under sub. (3).
118.075(3) (3)Indoor environmental quality in schools model management plan. By the first day of the 12th month beginning after the month in which the task force submits its report under sub. (2) (f), the department shall establish a model management plan and practices for maintaining indoor environmental quality in public and private schools. In developing the plan and practices, the department shall consider the recommendations of the task force.
118.075(4) (4)School district plans.
118.075(4)(a)(a) By the first day of the 3rd month beginning after the month in which the department establishes the model management plan and practices under sub. (3), each school board shall provide for the development of a plan for maintaining indoor environmental quality in its schools.
118.075(4)(b) (b) By the first day of the 12th month beginning after the month in which the department establishes the model management plan and practices under sub. (3), each school board shall implement a plan for maintaining indoor environmental quality in its schools.
118.075(4)(c) (c) Each school board shall provide a copy of the plan implemented under par. (b) to any person upon request.
118.075 History History: 2009 a. 96; 2011 a. 32.
118.076 118.076 Lifesaving skills instruction.
118.076(1) (1) In this section, "automatic external defibrillator" has the meaning given in s. 440.01 (1) (ad).
118.076(2) (2) Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, each school board operating high school grades, the operator of each charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r) that operates high school grades, and the governing body of each private school that operates high school grades shall do all of the following:
118.076(2)(a) (a) Offer instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and cardiocerebral resuscitation to pupils enrolled in the high school grades in the school district, charter school, or private school. The school board, operator of the charter school, or governing body of the private school shall use either of the following, and shall incorporate into the instruction the psychomotor skills necessary to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and cardiocerebral resuscitation:
118.076(2)(a)1. 1. An instructional program developed by the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association.
118.076(2)(a)2. 2. Nationally recognized, evidence-based guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and cardiocerebral resuscitation.
118.076(2)(b) (b) Provide instruction about automated external defibrillators to pupils enrolled in the high school grades in the school district, charter school, or private school.
118.076 History History: 2009 a. 273.
118.08 118.08 School zones; crossings.
118.08(1) (1) On any street or highway which borders the grounds of any public, private, or tribal school in which school is held for a term of not less than 6 months, the authority in charge of the maintenance of the street or highway shall erect black and yellow "school" warning signs. The authority may also designate school crossings across any street or highway, whether or not the street or highway borders on the grounds of a school.
118.08(2) (2) All signs required by this section and their installation shall comply with standards adopted by the department of transportation.
118.09 118.09 Safety zones.
118.09(1)(1) Every school district maintaining a school outside the corporate limits of a city or village shall provide at the school site a zone which will provide safety for pupils from vehicular traffic during loading and unloading of pupils at the school. The zone may consist of a widening toward or into the schoolyard of the traveled portion of the adjacent highway so as to permit a vehicle to stop in the extended area completely clear of such traveled portion or may be constructed wholly within the schoolyard with connecting roads to the adjacent highway. The zone and approaches from the highway for use of vehicles shall be graveled or hard-surfaced.
118.09(2) (2) The school district shall cooperate with the agency of the town, county or state having jurisdiction of the highway to the end that matters pertaining to the highway will be properly protected. Contracts for the necessary materials and construction and maintenance, including snow removal, of zones may be entered into with the county or town or with private persons. If the contracting party does not have jurisdiction over the highway, the contract shall be approved by the agency of the state, county or town having jurisdiction over the highway before any work is commenced thereunder.
118.09(3) (3) All loading and unloading of pupils at the school, whether transported by a public or private vehicle, shall take place in the safety zone. The operator of a vehicle under contract to transport pupils to the school shall have necessary police powers so that pupils will be properly safeguarded in loading and unloading at the zone and while the operator's vehicle is approaching and leaving the zone. The operator shall first alight before loading or unloading pupils at the zone, and while at stops on the operator's highway route to load and unload pupils, the operator shall exhibit the vehicle's stop sign.
118.09(4) (4) Private schools shall comply with this section to the same extent as school districts.
118.09 History History: 1993 a. 492.
118.10 118.10 School safety patrols. Any school board may organize school safety patrols and, with the permission of the parents, appoint pupils as members thereof for the purpose of influencing and encouraging the other pupils to refrain from crossing public highways at points other than at regular crossings and for the purpose of directing pupils not to cross highways at times when the presence of traffic would render such crossing unsafe. Nothing in this section authorizes or permits the use of any safety patrol member for the purpose of directing vehicular traffic, nor may any safety patrol member be stationed in that portion of the highway intended for the use of vehicular traffic. No liability shall attach to the school district or any individual, school board member, school district administrator, teacher or other school authority by virtue of the organization, maintenance or operation of a school safety patrol organized, maintained and operated under this section.
118.10 History History: 1997 a. 113.
118.105 118.105 Control of traffic on school premises.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before June 30, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after July 1, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 7-1-14)