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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:
118.291(1r)(a) (a) The pupil uses the inhaler before exercise to prevent the onset of asthmatic symptoms or uses the inhaler to alleviate asthmatic symptoms.
118.291(1r)(b) (b) The pupil has the written approval of the pupil's physician and, if the pupil is a minor, the written approval of the pupil's parent or guardian.
118.291(1r)(c) (c) The pupil has provided the school principal with a copy of the approval or approvals under par. (b).
118.291(2) (2)
118.291(2)(a)(a) No school district, school board or school district employee is civilly liable for injury to a pupil caused by a school district employee who prohibits a pupil from using an inhaler because of the employee's good faith belief that the requirements of sub. (1r) had not been satisfied or who allows a pupil to use an inhaler because of the employee's good faith belief that the requirements of sub. (1r) had been satisfied.
118.291(2)(b) (b) No private school or private school employee is civilly liable for injury to a pupil caused by a private school employee who prohibits a pupil from using an inhaler because of the employee's good faith belief that the requirements of sub. (1r) had not been satisfied or who allows a pupil to use an inhaler because of the employee's good faith belief that the requirements of sub. (1r) had been satisfied.
118.291(2)(c) (c) No tribal school or tribal school employee is civilly liable for injury to a pupil caused by a tribal school employee who prohibits a pupil from using an inhaler because of the employee's good faith belief that the requirements of sub. (1r) had not been satisfied or who allows a pupil to use an inhaler because of the employee's good faith belief that the requirements of sub. (1r) had been satisfied.
118.291 History History: 1997 a. 77; 2005 a. 398; 2009 a. 302.
118.292 118.292 Possession and use of epinephrine auto-injectors.
118.292(1g)(1g) In this section:
118.292(1g)(a) (a) "Emergency situation" means a situation in which a pupil reasonably believes that he or she is experiencing a severe allergic reaction, including anaphylaxis, that requires the administration of epinephrine to avoid severe injury or death.
118.292(1g)(b) (b) "Epinephrine auto-injector" means a device used for the automatic injection of epinephrine into the human body to prevent or treat a life-threatening allergic reaction.
118.292(1g)(c) (c) "School" includes a public, private, and tribal school.
118.292(1r) (1r) While in school, at a school-sponsored activity or under the supervision of a school authority, a pupil may possess and use an epinephrine auto-injector if all of the following are true:
118.292(1r)(a) (a) The pupil uses the epinephrine auto-injector to prevent the onset or alleviate the symptoms of an emergency situation.
118.292(1r)(b) (b) The pupil has the written approval of the pupil's physician and, if the pupil is a minor, the written approval of the pupil's parent or guardian.
118.292(1r)(c) (c) The pupil has provided the school principal with a copy of the approval or approvals under par. (b).
118.292(2) (2) No school board, school district, private school, or tribal school, or any employee of the foregoing, is civilly liable for an injury incurred by any of the following:
118.292(2)(a) (a) A pupil as a result of using an epinephrine auto-injector under sub. (1r).
118.292(2)(b) (b) Any person as a result of a pupil possessing or using an epinephrine auto-injector under sub. (1r).
118.292 History History: 2011 a. 85.
118.293 118.293 Concussion and head injury.
118.293(1) (1) In this section:
118.293(1)(a) (a) "Credential" means a license or certificate of certification issued by this state.
118.293(1)(am) (am) "Health care provider" means a person to whom all of the following apply:
118.293(1)(am)1. 1. He or she holds a credential that authorizes the person to provide health care.
118.293(1)(am)2. 2. He or she is trained and has experience in evaluating and managing pediatric concussions and head injuries.
118.293(1)(am)3. 3. He or she is practicing within the scope of his or her credential.
118.293(1)(c) (c) "Youth athletic activity" means an organized athletic activity in which the participants, a majority of whom are under 19 years of age, are engaged in an athletic game or competition against another team, club, or entity, or in practice or preparation for an organized athletic game or competition against another team, club, or entity. "Youth athletic activity" does not include a college or university activity or an activity that is incidental to a nonathletic program.
118.293(2) (2) In consultation with the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association, the department shall develop guidelines and other information for the purpose of educating athletic coaches and pupil athletes and their parents or guardians about the nature and risk of concussion and head injury in youth athletic activities.
118.293(3) (3)
118.293(3)(a)(a) At the beginning of a season for a youth athletic activity, the person operating the youth athletic activity shall distribute a concussion and head injury information sheet to each person who will be coaching that youth athletic activity and to each person who wishes to participate in that youth athletic activity. No person may participate in a youth athletic activity unless the person returns the information sheet signed by the person and, if he or she is under the age of 19, by his or her parent or guardian.
118.293(3)(b)1.1. Notwithstanding par. (a), a public or private school is not required to distribute an information sheet to a pupil enrolled in the school who wishes to participate in a youth athletic activity operated by the school during a school year, and a pupil enrolled in the school may participate in that youth athletic activity without returning an appropriately signed information sheet for that activity, if the pupil has returned an appropriately signed information sheet for another youth athletic activity operated by the school during the same school year.
118.293(3)(b)2. 2. Notwithstanding par. (a), a private club is not required to distribute an information sheet to a person who wishes to participate in a youth athletic activity operated by the private club, and a person may participate in that youth athletic activity without returning an appropriately signed information sheet for the activity, if the person has returned an appropriately signed information sheet to the club within the previous 365 days.
118.293(4) (4)
118.293(4)(a)(a) An athletic coach, or official involved in a youth athletic activity, or health care provider shall remove a person from the youth athletic activity if the coach, official, or health care provider determines that the person exhibits signs, symptoms, or behavior consistent with a concussion or head injury or the coach, official, or health care provider suspects the person has sustained a concussion or head injury.
118.293(4)(b) (b) A person who has been removed from a youth athletic activity under par. (a) may not participate in a youth athletic activity until he or she is evaluated by a health care provider and receives a written clearance to participate in the activity from the health care provider.
118.293(5) (5)
118.293(5)(a)(a) Any athletic coach, official involved in an athletic activity, or volunteer who fails to remove a person from a youth athletic activity under sub. (4) (a) is immune from civil liability for any injury resulting from that omission unless it constitutes gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct.
118.293(5)(b) (b) Any volunteer who authorizes a person to participate in a youth athletic activity under sub. (4) (b) is immune from civil liability for any injury resulting from that act unless the act constitutes gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct.
118.293(6) (6) This section does not create any liability for, or a cause of action against, any person.
118.293 History History: 2011 a. 172; 2013 a. 93.
118.295 118.295 Suicide intervention; civil liability exemption. Any school board, private school, tribal school, county children with disabilities education board, or cooperative educational service agency, and any officer, employee, or volunteer thereof, who in good faith attempts to prevent suicide by a pupil is immune from civil liability for his or her acts or omissions in respect to the suicide or attempted suicide. The civil liability immunity provided in this section is in addition to and not in lieu of that provided under s. 895.48 (1).
118.295 History History: 1985 a. 29; 1987 a. 14; 1997 a. 164; 2009 a. 302.
118.30 118.30 Pupil assessment.
118.30(1)(1) The state superintendent shall adopt or approve examinations designed to measure pupil attainment of knowledge and concepts in the 4th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th grades.
118.30(1g) (1g)
118.30(1g)(a)1.1. By August 1, 1998, each school board shall adopt pupil academic standards in mathematics, science, reading and writing, geography, and history. The school board may adopt the pupil academic standards issued by the governor as executive order no. 326, dated January 13, 1998.
118.30(1g)(a)2. 2. By January 1, 2000, or by January 1 of the 1st school year of operation, whichever is later, each operator of a charter school under s. 118.40 (2r) shall adopt pupil academic standards in mathematics, science, reading and writing, geography and history. The operator of the charter school may adopt the pupil academic standards issued by the governor as executive order no. 326, dated January 13, 1998.
118.30(1g)(a)3. 3. The governing body of each private school participating in the program under s. 119.23 shall adopt pupil academic standards in mathematics, science, reading and writing, geography, and history. The governing body of the private school may adopt the pupil academic standards issued by the governor as executive order no. 326, dated January 13, 1998.
118.30(1g)(a)4. 4. The governing body of each private school participating in the program under s. 118.60 shall adopt pupil academic standards in mathematics, science, reading and writing, geography, and history. The governing body of the private school may adopt the pupil academic standards issued by the governor as executive order no. 326, dated January 13, 1998.
118.30(1g)(c) (c) Each school board operating elementary grades and each operator of a charter school under s. 118.40 (2r) that operates elementary grades may develop or adopt its own examination designed to measure pupil attainment of knowledge and concepts in the 4th grade and may develop or adopt its own examination designed to measure pupil attainment of knowledge and concepts in the 8th grade. If the school board or operator of the charter school develops or adopts an examination under this paragraph, it shall notify the department.
118.30(1m) (1m) Except as otherwise provided in this section, annually each school board shall do all of the following:
118.30(1m)(a)1.1. Except as provided in subs. (6) and (7), administer the 4th grade examination adopted or approved by the state superintendent under sub. (1) to all pupils enrolled in the school district, including pupils enrolled in charter schools located in the school district, in the 4th grade.
118.30(1m)(a)2. 2. Except as provided in sub. (7), if the school board has developed or adopted its own 4th grade examination, administer that examination to all pupils enrolled in the school district, including pupils enrolled in charter schools located in the school district, in the 4th grade.
118.30(1m)(am)1.1. Except as provided in subs. (6) and (7), administer the 8th grade examination adopted or approved by the state superintendent under sub. (1) to all pupils enrolled in the school district, including pupils enrolled in charter schools located in the school district, in the 8th grade.
118.30(1m)(am)2. 2. Except as provided in sub. (7), if the school board has developed or adopted its own 8th grade examination, administer that examination to all pupils enrolled in the school district, including pupils enrolled in charter schools located in the school district, in the 8th grade.
118.30(1m)(ar) (ar) Except as provided in sub. (7), beginning in the 2014-15 school year, administer the 9th grade examination adopted or approved by the state superintendent under sub. (1) to all pupils enrolled in the school district, including pupils enrolled in charter schools located in the school district, in the 9th grade. The school board shall administer the examination once in the fall session and once in the spring session.
118.30(1m)(b) (b) Except as provided in sub. (7), administer the 10th grade examination to all pupils enrolled in the school district, including pupils enrolled in charter schools located in the school district, in the spring session of the 10th grade.
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (b) is shown as amended eff. 7-1-14 by 2013 Wis. Act 20. Prior to 7-1-14 it reads:
Effective date text (b) Except as provided in sub. (7), administer the 10th grade examination to all pupils enrolled in the school district, including pupils enrolled in charter schools located in the school district, in the 10th grade.
118.30(1m)(c) (c) Except as provided in sub. (7), beginning in the 2014-15 school year, administer the 11th grade examination adopted or approved by the state superintendent under sub. (1) to all pupils enrolled in the school district, including pupils enrolled in charter schools located in the school district, in the spring session of the 11th grade.
118.30(1r) (1r) Annually each operator of a charter school under s. 118.40 (2r) shall do all of the following:
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 200 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before April 11, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 11, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-11-14)