118.25(2)(b) (b) Such physical examinations, chest X-rays or tuberculin tests shall not be required of any school employee who files with the school board an affidavit setting forth that the employee depends exclusively upon prayer or spiritual means for healing in accordance with the teachings of a bona fide religious sect, denomination or organization and that the employee is to the best of the employee's knowledge and belief in good health and that the employee claims exemption from health examination on these grounds. Notwithstanding the filing of such affidavit, if there is reasonable cause to believe that such employee is suffering from an illness detrimental to the health of the pupils, the school board may require a health examination of such school employee sufficient to indicate whether or not such school employee is suffering from such an illness. No school employee may be discriminated against by reason of the employee's filing such affidavit.
118.25(2)(c) (c) The physician making a physical examination shall prepare a report of the examination upon a standard form prepared by the department of health services and the department. Such report shall be retained in the physician's files and the physician shall make confidential recommendations therefrom to the school board and to the school employee on a form prepared by the department of health services and the department. The recommendation form shall contain space for a certificate that the person is free from tuberculosis in a communicable form. The cost of such examinations, including X-rays and tuberculin tests, shall be paid out of school district funds.
118.25(3) (3) In counties having a population of less than 500,000, the school board may require periodic health examinations of pupils by physicians, under the supervision of local health departments and the department of health services, and may pay the cost of the examinations out of school district funds.
118.25(4) (4) If a health or physical examination made under this section includes the testing of vision, such test may be made by an optometrist. Forms used for reporting such vision tests shall so indicate.
118.25(5) (5) As a condition of employment, special teachers, school psychologists, school social workers, cooperative educational service agency personnel and other personnel working in public schools shall have physical examinations under sub. (2). The employing school district or agency shall pay the cost of such examinations.
118.25(6) (6) As a condition of employment, employees of the state superintendent whose work brings them into contact with school children or with school employees shall have physical examinations under sub. (2).
118.255 118.255 Health treatment services for children with special physical or mental health treatment needs.
118.255(1) (1)
118.255(1)(a)(a) Under this section "physical or mental health treatment services" means treatment for physical or orthopedic disability, developmental disability, emotional disturbance, hearing impairment, visual disability, speech or language disability; and includes itinerant services such as evaluative and diagnostic services.
118.255(1)(b) (b) Words and phrases used in this section which are identical to words and phrases defined in s. 115.76 shall be given the meaning contained in s. 115.76.
118.255(2) (2)
118.255(2)(a)(a) If a school board, cooperative educational service agency, or county children with disabilities education board provides physical or mental health treatment services to its pupils, it may also provide such services within the private school or tribal school facilities to those private school or tribal school pupils who are referred to the public school board, cooperative educational service agency, or county children with disabilities education board by the administrator of a private school or tribal school for evaluation for possible servicing. There shall be no charge for health treatment services provided to any pupils unless public school students or their parents are charged for similar services. For purposes of state aid, as it is provided under s. 115.88 to the public school district, for the health treatment service program, private school and tribal school pupils receiving such health treatment services shall be counted among the pupils of the public school district receiving such services, although each child may receive health treatment services within the child's own school facilities, whether public, private, or tribal.
118.255(2)(b) (b) A school board, cooperative educational service agency, or county children with disabilities education board providing services under this section may enter into agreements with the administrator of a private school or tribal school on the scheduling, space, and other necessary arrangements for performance of such health treatment services. A school board, cooperative educational service agency, or county children with disabilities education board shall not pay any private school or tribal school for any services or facilities provided under this section. Control of the health treatment services program shall rest with the public school board, cooperative educational service agency, or county children with disabilities education board.
118.255(2)(c) (c) A school board, cooperative educational service agency, or county children with disabilities education board may provide health treatment services only within private school or tribal school facilities located within the boundaries of the school district, cooperative educational service agency, or county.
118.255(3) (3) The school board, cooperative educational service agency or county children with disabilities education board maintaining health treatment services shall report annually to the department, and at such other times as the department directs, such information as the department requires.
118.255(4) (4) If the state superintendent is satisfied that the health treatment services program has been maintained during the preceding school year in accordance with law, the state superintendent shall certify to the department of administration in favor of each school board, cooperative educational service agency and county children with disabilities education board maintaining such health treatment services, an amount equal to the amount expended for items listed in s. 115.88 (1m) by the school board, cooperative educational service agency and county children with disabilities education board during the preceding year for these health treatment services as costs eligible for reimbursement from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (b).
118.255 Annotation This section authorizes local school districts to provide health and welfare services, but not educational services, to students attending private schools; it may be unconstitutional to the extent that any of the services authorized thereby are rendered in church-affiliated private schools. 64 Atty. Gen. 75.
118.257 118.257 Liability for referral to police.
118.257(1) (1) In this section:
118.257(1)(a) (a) "Controlled substance" has the meaning specified in s. 961.01 (4).
118.257(1)(am) (am) "Controlled substance analog" has the meaning given in s. 961.01 (4m).
118.257(1)(at) (at) "Delivery" has the meaning given in s. 961.01 (6).
118.257(1)(b) (b) "Distribute" has the meaning specified in s. 961.01 (9).
118.257(1)(c) (c) "Pupil services professional" means a school counselor, school social worker, school psychologist or school nurse.
118.257(1)(d) (d) "School" means a public, parochial, private, or tribal school which provides an educational program for one or more grades between grades 1 and 12 and which is commonly known as an elementary school, middle school, junior high school, senior high school, or high school.
118.257(2) (2) A school administrator, principal, pupil services professional or teacher employed by a school board is not liable for referring a pupil enrolled in the school district to law enforcement authorities, or for removing a pupil from the school premises or from participation in a school-sponsored activity, for suspicion of possession, distribution, delivery or consumption of an alcohol beverage or a controlled substance or controlled substance analog.
118.258 118.258 Electronic communication devices prohibited.
118.258(1)(1) Each school board may adopt rules prohibiting a pupil from using or possessing an electronic communication device while on premises owned or rented by or under the control of a public school.
118.258(2) (2) Annually, if the school board adopts rules under sub. (1), it shall provide each pupil enrolled in the school district with a copy of the rules.
118.258 History History: 1989 a. 121; 1995 a. 27 s. 9145 (1); 1997 a. 27; 2005 a. 220.
118.26 118.26 Claim against school district. No action may be brought or maintained against a school district upon a claim or cause of action unless the claimant complies with s. 893.80. This section does not apply to actions commenced under s. 19.37, 19.97 or 281.99.
118.26 History History: 1977 c. 285; 1979 c. 323 s. 33; 1995 a. 158; 1997 a. 27.
118.26 Annotation VTAE [technical college] districts are school districts under this section. Binder v. Madison, 72 Wis. 2d 613, 241 N.W.2d 613 (1976).
118.27 118.27 Gifts and grants.
118.27(1)(1) In this section, "community foundation" means a charitable organization, described in section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and exempt from federal income tax under section 501 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code, dedicated to encouraging and assisting charitable activities and enterprises in a designated community in this state and having expertise in finance, fund development, and grantmaking.
118.27(2) (2) The school board of a district may receive, accept, and use gifts or grants of furniture, books, equipment, supplies, moneys, securities, or other property, real or personal, used or useful for school research and educational purposes. All moneys received as gifts or grants shall be placed in the school district treasury but shall be considered segregated trust funds. Whenever a school board receives gifts or grants under this section, it shall make such use thereof, or invest the same in the case of moneys, as the donor or grantor specifies. In the absence of any specific direction as to the use of such gifts or grants by a donor or grantor, the school board may determine the use of or invest the same in accordance with the law applicable to trust investments, or may, subject to sub. (3), transfer any such gift or grant to a community foundation. In the use, control, or investment of such gifts or grants, the school board may exercise the rights and powers generally conferred upon trustees.
118.27(3) (3) A school board may transfer a gift or grant to a community foundation only if the school board and the community foundation agree, in writing and at the time of the transfer of the gift or grant, to each of the following:
118.27(3)(a) (a) The community foundation agrees to make disbursements from and of the gift or grant to the school board upon the written request of the school board.
118.27(3)(b) (b) Subject to par. (bm), the school board retains control over the manner in which any disbursement made under par. (a) is used.
118.27(3)(bm) (bm) The school board's use of any disbursement made under par. (a) shall be consistent with the intent of the donor of the gift, bequest, or endowment and with the agreement between the school board and the community foundation.
118.27(3)(c) (c) The school board exercises its rights over the use of each disbursement made under par. (a) in accordance with the law applicable to trust investments.
118.27 History History: 2011 a. 163.
118.27 Annotation Except for moneys transferred under s. 66.30 (2m) (e) [now 36.11 (19) (e)], a district must act as trustee of moneys received under this section. 74 Atty. Gen. 45.
118.28 118.28 Community action agencies. The school board of a school district may appropriate funds for promoting and assisting any community action agency under s. 49.37, 1997 stats.
118.28 History History: 1977 c. 29; 1983 a. 27 s. 2200 (20); 1995 a. 27; 1999 a. 185.
118.29 118.29 Administration of drugs to pupils and emergency care.
118.29(1)(1) Definitions. In this section:
118.29(1)(a) (a) "Administer" means the direct application of a nonprescription drug product or prescription drug, whether by injection, ingestion or other means, to the human body.
118.29(1)(b) (b) "Drug" means any substance recognized as a drug in the official U.S. pharmacopoeia and national formulary or official homeopathic pharmacopoeia of the United States or any supplement to either of them.
118.29(1)(bg) (bg) "Drug product" means a specific drug or drugs in a specific dosage form and strength from a known source of manufacture.
118.29(1)(bm) (bm) "Epinephrine auto-injector" means a device used for the automatic injection of epinephrine into the human body.
118.29(1)(c) (c) "Health care professional" means a person licensed as an emergency medical technician under s. 256.15, a person certified as a first responder under s. 256.15 (8) or any person licensed, certified, permitted or registered under chs. 441 or 446 to 449.
118.29(1)(d) (d) "High degree of negligence" means criminal negligence, as defined in s. 939.25 (1).
118.29(1)(dm) (dm) "Nonprescription drug product" means any nonnarcotic drug product which may be sold without a prescription order and which is prepackaged for use by consumers and labeled in accordance with the requirements of state and federal law.
118.29(1)(e) (e) "Practitioner" means any physician, dentist, optometrist, physician assistant, advanced practice nurse prescriber, or podiatrist licensed in any state.
118.29(1)(f) (f) "Prescription drug" has the meaning specified in s. 450.01 (20).
118.29(2) (2)Authority to administer drugs; civil liability exemption.
118.29(2)(a)(a) Notwithstanding chs. 441, 447, 448, and 450, a school bus operator validly authorized under ss. 343.12 and 343.17 (3) (c) to operate the school bus he or she is operating, any school employee or volunteer, county children with disabilities education board employee or volunteer or cooperative educational service agency employee or volunteer authorized in writing by the administrator of the school district, the board or the agency, respectively, or by a school principal, any private school employee or volunteer authorized in writing by a private school administrator or private school principal, and any tribal school employee or volunteer authorized in writing by a tribal school administrator or tribal school principal:
118.29(2)(a)1.a.a. Except as provided in subd. 1. b., may administer any nonprescription drug product which may lawfully be sold over the counter without a prescription to a pupil in compliance with the written instructions of the pupil's parent or guardian if the pupil's parent or guardian consents in writing. If the nonprescription drug product is supplied by the pupil's parent or guardian, the nonprescription drug product shall be supplied in the original manufacturer's package, and the package must list the ingredients and recommended therapeutic dose in a legible format.
118.29(2)(a)1.b. b. May administer a nonprescription drug product to a pupil in a dosage other than the recommended therapeutic dose only if the request to do so is accompanied by the written approval of the pupil's practitioner.
118.29(2)(a)2. 2. May administer a prescription drug to a pupil in compliance with the written instructions of a practitioner if the pupil's parent or guardian consents in writing; the prescription drug is supplied in the original pharmacy-labeled package; and the package specifies the name of the pupil, the name of the prescriber, the name of the prescription drug, the dose, the effective date, and the directions in a legible format.
118.29(2)(a)2m. 2m. Except for epinephrine administered under subd. 2., may use an epinephrine auto-injector to administer epinephrine to any pupil who appears to be experiencing a severe allergic reaction if, as soon as practicable, the school bus operator, employee or volunteer reports the allergic reaction by dialing the telephone number "911" or, in an area in which the telephone number "911" is not available, the telephone number for an emergency medical service provider.
118.29(2)(a)2r. 2r. Except for glucagon administered under subd. 2., may administer glucagon to any pupil who the school bus driver, employee, or volunteer knows is diabetic and who appears to be experiencing a severe low blood sugar event with altered consciousness if, as soon as practicable, the school bus operator, employee, or volunteer reports the event by dialing the telephone number "911" or, in an area in which the telephone number "911" is not available, the telephone number for an emergency medical service provider.
118.29(2)(a)3. 3. Subject to sub. (4m), is immune from civil liability for his or her acts or omissions in administering a nonprescription drug product or prescription drug to a pupil under subd. 1., 2., 2m., or 2r. unless the act is in violation of sub. (6) or the act or omission constitutes a high degree of negligence. This subdivision does not apply to health care professionals.
118.29(2)(b) (b) Subject to sub. (4m), any school district administrator, county children with disabilities education board administrator, cooperative educational service agency administrator, public, private, or tribal school principal, or private or tribal school administrator who authorizes an employee or volunteer to administer a nonprescription drug product or prescription drug to a pupil under par. (a) is immune from civil liability for the act of authorization unless it constitutes a high degree of negligence or the administrator or principal authorizes a person who has not received the required training under sub. (6) to administer a nonprescription drug product or prescription drug to a pupil.
118.29(3) (3)Emergency care; civil liability exemption. Any school bus operator validly authorized under ss. 343.12 and 343.17 (3) (c) to operate the school bus he or she is operating and any public, private, or tribal school employee or volunteer, county children with disabilities education board employee or volunteer, or cooperative educational service agency employee or volunteer, other than a health care professional, who in good faith renders emergency care to a pupil of a public, private, or tribal school is immune from civil liability for his or her acts or omissions in rendering such emergency care. The immunity from civil liability provided under this subsection is in addition to and not in lieu of that provided under s. 895.48 (1).
118.29(4) (4)Written policies. Any school board, county children with disabilities education board, cooperative educational service agency or governing body of a private school whose employees or volunteers may be authorized to administer nonprescription drug products or prescription drugs to pupils under this section shall adopt a written policy governing the administration of nonprescription drug products and prescription drugs to pupils. In developing the policy, the school board, board, agency or governing body shall seek the assistance of one or more school nurses who are employees of the school board, board, agency or governing body or are providing services or consultation under s. 121.02 (1) (g). The policy shall include procedures for obtaining and filing in the school or other appropriate facility the written instructions and consent required under sub. (2) (a), for the periodic review of such written instructions by a registered nurse licensed under s. 441.06 or in a party state, as defined in s. 441.50 (2) (j), for the storing of nonprescription drug products and prescription drugs, and for record keeping, including documenting the administration of each dose, including errors.
118.29(4m) (4m)Applicability to tribal school employees. The immunity under sub. (2) applies to a tribal school employee, administrator, or volunteer only if the governing body of the tribal school has adopted a written policy that complies with sub. (4).
118.29(5) (5)Exemption. No employee except a health care professional may be required to administer a nonprescription drug product or prescription drug to a pupil under this section by any means other than ingestion.
118.29(6) (6)Training.
118.29(6)(a)(a) Notwithstanding sub. (2) (a) 1. to 2r., and subject to pars. (b) and (c), no school bus driver, employee, or volunteer may administer any of the following nonprescription drug products or prescription drugs unless he or she has received training, approved by the department, in administering these nonprescription drug products and prescription drugs:
118.29(6)(a)1. 1. A nonprescription drug product or prescription drug product that must be injected into a pupil.
118.29(6)(a)2. 2. A nonprescription drug product or prescription drug product that must be inhaled by a pupil.
118.29(6)(a)3. 3. A nonprescription drug product or prescription drug product that must be rectally administered to a pupil.
118.29(6)(a)4. 4. A nonprescription drug product or prescription drug product that must be administered into a nasogastric tube.
118.29(6)(a)5. 5. A nonprescription drug product or prescription drug product that must be administered into a gastrostomy tube.
118.29(6)(a)6. 6. A nonprescription drug product or prescription drug product that must be administered into a jejunostomy tube.
118.29(6)(b) (b) This subsection does not apply to health care professionals.
118.29(6)(c) (c) The training required under par. (a) need not be approved by the department when the training is completed by a school bus driver that transports only pupils enrolled in a private school, an employee of a private school, or a volunteer in or for a private school.
118.291 118.291 Asthmatic pupils; possession and use of inhalers.
118.291(1g)(1g) In this section:
118.291(1g)(a) (a) "Asthma" means a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways, characterized by airway obstruction, which is at least partially reversible and which manifests as increased bronchial responsiveness to a variety of stimuli.
118.291(1g)(b) (b) "School" includes a public, private, and tribal school.
118.291(1r) (1r) While in school, at a school-sponsored activity or under the supervision of a school authority, an asthmatic pupil may possess and use a metered dose inhaler or dry powder inhaler if all of the following are true:
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before Sept. 3, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after Sept. 3, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 9-3-14)