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115.30(2) (2) The department may require all school boards to report to it, on forms provided, the name of the school and its location, the name and address of the teachers, the number of months of school maintained during the year, the opening and closing dates, the names and ages of all pupils enrolled between the ages of 6 and 18, the names and post-office addresses and places of residence of the parents of such pupils, the number of the school district and the distance such pupils reside from the schoolhouse, the number of days each pupil was present during each month and any other information requested by it.
115.30(3) (3) On or before each October 15, each administrator of a public or private school system or a home-based private educational program shall submit, on forms provided by the department, a statement of the enrollment on the 3rd Friday of September in the elementary and high school grades under his or her jurisdiction to the department which shall prepare such reports as will enable the public and private schools and home-based private educational programs to make projections regarding school buildings, teacher supply and funds required. The administrator of each private school system and home-based private educational program shall indicate in his or her report whether the system or program meets all of the criteria under s. 118.165 (1).
115.30(4) (4) In the biennial report under s. 15.04 (1) (d), the department also shall report:
Effective date note NOTE: Sub. (4) (intro.) is shown as amended eff. 1-1-96 by 1995 Wis. Act 27. The treatment by Act 27 was held unconstitutional and declared void by the Supreme Court in Thompson v. Craney, case no. 95-2168-OA. Prior to Act 27 it read:
Effective date text (4) In the biennial report under s. 15.04 (1) (d), the state superintendent also shall report:
115.30(4)(a) (a) The condition of all schools under the department's supervision.
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (a) is shown as amended eff. 1-1-96 by 1995 Wis. Act 27. The treatment by Act 27 was held unconstitutional and declared void by the Supreme Court in Thompson v. Craney, case no. 95-2168-OA. Prior to Act 27 it read:
Effective date text (a) The condition of all schools under the state superintendent's supervision.
115.30(4)(b) (b) An abstract of the public school reports made to the department.
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (b) is shown as amended eff. 1-1-96 by 1995 Wis. Act 27. The treatment by Act 27 was held unconstitutional and declared void by the Supreme Court in Thompson v. Craney, case no. 95-2168-OA. Prior to Act 27 it read:
Effective date text (b) An abstract of the public school reports made to the state superintendent.
115.30(4)(c) (c) The secretary's visits to educational institutions.
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (c) is shown as amended eff. 1-1-96 by 1995 Wis. Act 27. The treatment by Act 27 was held unconstitutional and declared void by the Supreme Court in Thompson v. Craney, case no. 95-2168-OA. Prior to Act 27 it read:
Effective date text (c) The state superintendent's visits to educational institutions.
115.30(4)(d) (d) The work done by the department in the performance of its duties.
115.30(4)(e) (e) Plans for improving the schools and advancing education.
115.30(4)(f) (f) A summary of the receipts and disbursements of all schools under the department's jurisdiction.
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (f) is shown as amended eff. 1-1-96 by 1995 Wis. Act 27. The treatment by Act 27 was held unconstitutional and declared void by the Supreme Court in Thompson v. Craney, case no. 95-2168-OA. Prior to Act 27 it read:
Effective date text (f) A summary of the receipts and disbursements of all schools under the state superintendent's jurisdiction.
115.30(4)(g) (g) Such other matters as the department deems appropriate.
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (g) is shown as amended eff. 1-1-96 by 1995 Wis. Act 27. The treatment by Act 27 was held unconstitutional and declared void by the Supreme Court in Thompson v. Craney, case no. 95-2168-OA. Prior to Act 27 it read:
Effective date text (g) Such other matters as the state superintendent deems appropriate.
115.30(5) (5) The department shall make certified copies, when required, of any papers deposited or filed or records kept in the department, and of any act or decision made by it. The fee therefor shall be 15 cents per page.
115.31 115.31 License revocation; reports; investigation.
115.31(1)(1) In this section:
115.31(1)(a) (a) "Administrator" means the chief administrative officer of an educational agency. If the chief administrative officer is the subject of a report under this section, "administrator" means the presiding officer of the governing board of the educational agency or the secretary of the department in which the educational agency is located.
115.31(1)(b) (b) "Educational agency" means a school district, cooperative educational service agency, state correctional institution under s. 302.01, secured correctional facility, as defined in s. 938.02 (15m), secured child caring institution, as defined in s. 938.02 (15g), the Wisconsin school for the visually handicapped, the Wisconsin school for the deaf, the Mendota mental health institute, the Winnebago mental health institute, a state center for the developmentally disabled, a private school or a private, nonprofit, nonsectarian agency under contract with a school board under s. 118.153 (3) (c).
115.31(1)(c) (c) "Immoral conduct" means conduct or behavior that is contrary to commonly accepted moral or ethical standards and that endangers the health, safety, welfare or education of any pupil.
115.31(2) (2) Except as provided under sub. (2g), after written notice of the charges and of an opportunity for defense, any license granted by the department may be revoked by the department for incompetency or immoral conduct on the part of the licensee.
Effective date note NOTE: Sub. (2) is shown as amended eff. 1-1-96 by 1995 Wis. Act 27. The treatment by Act 27 was held unconstitutional and declared void by the Supreme Court in Thompson v. Craney, case no. 95-2168-OA. Prior to Act 27 it read:
Effective date text (2) Except as provided under sub. (2g), after written notice of the charges and of an opportunity for defense, any license granted by the state superintendent may be revoked by the state superintendent for incompetency or immoral conduct on the part of the licensee.
115.31(2g) (2g) Notwithstanding subch. II of ch. 111, the department shall revoke a license granted by the department, without a hearing, if the licensee is convicted of any Class A, B, C or D felony under ch. 940 or 948, except ss. 940.08 and 940.205, for a violation that occurs on or after September 12, 1991.
Effective date note NOTE: Sub. (2g) is shown as amended eff. 1-1-96 by 1995 Wis. Act 27. The treatment by Act 27 was held unconstitutional and declared void by the Supreme Court in Thompson v. Craney, case no. 95-2168-OA. Prior to Act 27 it read:
Effective date text (2g) Notwithstanding subch. II of ch. 111, the state superintendent shall revoke a license granted by the state superintendent, without a hearing, if the licensee is convicted of any Class A, B, C or D felony under ch. 940 or 948, except ss. 940.08 and 940.205, for a violation that occurs on or after September 12, 1991.
115.31(2r) (2r)
115.31(2r)(a)(a) Except as provided under par. (b), the department may not reinstate a license revoked under sub. (2g) for 6 years following the date of the conviction, and may reinstate a license revoked under sub. (2g) only if the licensee establishes by clear and convincing evidence that he or she is entitled to reinstatement.
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (a) is shown as amended eff. 1-1-96 by 1995 Wis. Act 27. The treatment by Act 27 was held unconstitutional and declared void by the Supreme Court in Thompson v. Craney, case no. 95-2168-OA. Prior to Act 27 it read:
Effective date text (2r)  (a) Except as provided under par. (b), the state superintendent may not reinstate a license revoked under sub. (2g) for 6 years following the date of the conviction, and may reinstate a license revoked under sub. (2g) only if the licensee establishes by clear and convincing evidence that he or she is entitled to reinstatement.
115.31(2r)(b) (b) The department shall reinstate a license revoked under sub. (2g), prior to the expiration of the 6-year period following the conviction, if he or she receives from the court in which the conviction occurred a certificate stating that the conviction has been reversed, set aside or vacated.
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (b) is shown as amended eff. 1-1-96 by 1995 Wis. Act 27. The treatment by Act 27 was held unconstitutional and declared void by the Supreme Court in Thompson v. Craney, case no. 95-2168-OA. Prior to Act 27 it read:
Effective date text (b) The state superintendent shall reinstate a license revoked under sub. (2g), prior to the expiration of the 6-year period following the conviction, if he or she receives from the court in which the conviction occurred a certificate stating that the conviction has been reversed, set aside or vacated.
115.31(3) (3) An administrator shall do all of the following:
115.31(3)(a) (a) Report to the department the name of any person employed by the educational agency and licensed by the department if any of the following occurs:
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (a) (intro.) is shown as amended eff. 1-1-96 by 1995 Wis. Act 27. The treatment by Act 27 was held unconstitutional and declared void by the Supreme Court in Thompson v. Craney, case no. 95-2168-OA. Prior to Act 27 it read:
Effective date text (a) Report to the state superintendent the name of any person employed by the educational agency and licensed by the state superintendent if any of the following occurs:
115.31(3)(a)1. 1. The person is charged with a crime under ch. 948, including a crime specified under s. 948.015, a felony with a maximum term of imprisonment of at least 5 years or a crime in which the victim was a child.
115.31(3)(a)2. 2. The person is convicted of a crime described under subd. 1. or of 4th degree sexual assault under s. 940.225 (3m).
115.31(3)(a)3. 3. The person is dismissed, or his or her contract is not renewed, by the employer based in whole or in part on evidence that the person engaged in immoral conduct.
115.31(3)(a)4. 4. The person resigns and the administrator has a reasonable suspicion that the resignation relates to the person having engaged in immoral conduct.
115.31(3)(b) (b) Report to the department the name of any person employed by the educational agency who is not licensed by the department if the person is convicted of a crime described under par. (a) 1. or of 4th degree sexual assault under s. 940.225 (3m).
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (b) is shown as amended eff. 1-1-96 by 1995 Wis. Act 27. The treatment by Act 27 was held unconstitutional and declared void by the Supreme Court in Thompson v. Craney, case no. 95-2168-OA. Prior to Act 27 it read:
Effective date text (b) Report to the state superintendent the name of any person employed by the educational agency who is not licensed by the state superintendent if the person is convicted of a crime described under par. (a) 1. or of 4th degree sexual assault under s. 940.225 (3m).
115.31(3)(c) (c) Send a copy of any report that is made to the department under par. (a) or (b) to the person who is the subject of the report.
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (c) is shown as amended eff. 1-1-96 by 1995 Wis. Act 27. The treatment by Act 27 was held unconstitutional and declared void by the Supreme Court in Thompson v. Craney, case no. 95-2168-OA. Prior to Act 27 it read:
Effective date text (c) Send a copy of any report that is made to the state superintendent under par. (a) or (b) to the person who is the subject of the report.
115.31(4) (4) If an administrator requests a person who is employed by an educational agency and licensed by the department to resign, and the administrator has a reasonable suspicion that the person engaged in immoral conduct, the administrator shall inform the person of the duty to report to the department under sub. (3) (a) 4.
Effective date note NOTE: Sub. (4) is shown as amended eff. 1-1-96 by 1995 Wis. Act 27. The treatment by Act 27 was held unconstitutional and declared void by the Supreme Court in Thompson v. Craney, case no. 95-2168-OA. Prior to Act 27 it read:
Effective date text (4) If an administrator requests a person who is employed by an educational agency and licensed by the state superintendent to resign, and the administrator has a reasonable suspicion that the person engaged in immoral conduct, the administrator shall inform the person of the duty to report to the state superintendent under sub. (3) (a) 4.
115.31(5) (5)
115.31(5)(a)(a) A report under sub. (3) shall be made within 15 days after the administrator becomes aware of the charge, conviction, dismissal, nonrenewal or resignation.
115.31(5)(b) (b) Any administrator who in good faith reports or fails to report information under sub. (3), and any other person who reports information under sub. (3) to the department, is immune from civil liability for such acts or omissions.
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (b) is shown as amended eff. 1-1-96 by 1995 Wis. Act 27. The treatment by Act 27 was held unconstitutional and declared void by the Supreme Court in Thompson v. Craney, case no. 95-2168-OA. Prior to Act 27 it read:
Effective date text (b) Any administrator who in good faith reports or fails to report information under sub. (3), and any other person who reports information under sub. (3) to the state superintendent, is immune from civil liability for such acts or omissions.
115.31(6) (6)
115.31(6)(a)(a) Upon receiving a report under sub. (3) (a) 2. or (b) indicating that a person was convicted of a crime, the department shall verify the conviction.
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (a) is shown as amended eff. 1-1-96 by 1995 Wis. Act 27. The treatment by Act 27 was held unconstitutional and declared void by the Supreme Court in Thompson v. Craney, case no. 95-2168-OA. Prior to Act 27 it read:
Effective date text (6)  (a) Upon receiving a report under sub. (3) (a) 2. or (b) indicating that a person was convicted of a crime, the state superintendent shall verify the conviction.
115.31(6)(b) (b) Upon receiving a report under sub. (3) relating to a person licensed by the department, the department shall investigate to determine whether to initiate revocation proceedings. During the investigation, the department shall keep confidential all information pertaining to the investigation except the fact that an investigation is being conducted and the date of the revocation hearing.
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (b) is shown as amended eff. 1-1-96 by 1995 Wis. Act 27. The treatment by Act 27 was held unconstitutional and declared void by the Supreme Court in Thompson v. Craney, case no. 95-2168-OA. Prior to Act 27 it read:
Effective date text (b) Upon receiving a report under sub. (3) relating to a person licensed by the state superintendent, the state superintendent shall investigate to determine whether to initiate revocation proceedings. During the investigation, the department shall keep confidential all information pertaining to the investigation except the fact that an investigation is being conducted and the date of the revocation hearing.
115.31(6)(c) (c) Notwithstanding s. 16.61 (4), the department shall destroy all information pertaining to an investigation or a revocation proceeding, other than the fact that a person was convicted of a crime described under sub. (3) (a) 1., 3 years from the date on which the investigation is terminated or a final decision denying revocation of the person's license is issued, whichever is later.
115.31(7) (7) Any person who intentionally fails to report as required under this section may be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned for not more than 6 months or both.
115.31(8) (8) The department shall promulgate rules to implement and administer this section.
Effective date note NOTE: Sub. (8) is shown as amended eff. 1-1-96 by 1995 Wis. Act 27. The treatment by Act 27 was held unconstitutional and declared void by the Supreme Court in Thompson v. Craney, case no. 95-2168-OA. Prior to Act 27 it read:
Effective date text (8) The state superintendent shall promulgate rules to implement and administer this section.
115.31 History History: 1991 a. 42 ss. 1 to 3, 4r; 1993 a. 16, 98; 1995 a. 27 s. 9145 (1); 1995 a. 77.
115.33 115.33 Inspection of school buildings.
115.33(1) (1) In this section:
115.33(1)(a) (a) "In compliance" means in compliance with subchs. I and IV of ch. 101, ch. 145 and ss. 254.11 to 254.178 and the rules promulgated under subchs. I and IV of ch. 101, ch. 145 and ss. 254.11 to 254.178.
115.33(1)(b) (b) "Proposed use" means a function that the school board has indicated by resolution that it intends to pursue within the current school year or the next 2 succeeding school years.
115.33(2) (2)
115.33(2)(a)(a) The department may request the department of commerce to inspect a public school if any of the following occurs:
115.33 Note NOTE: Par. (a) (intro.) is shown as amended by 1995 Wis. Act 27. The treatment by Act 27 s. 9145 (1) was held unconstitutional and declared void by the Supreme Court in Thompson v. Craney, case no. 95-2168-OA. Par (a) (intro.), as not affected by 1995 Wis. Act 27 s. 9145 (1), reads as follows:
Effective date text (a) The state superintendent may request the department of commerce to inspect a public school if any of the following occurs:
115.33(2)(a)1. 1. Any elector in the school district complains in writing to the department that the school is inadequate or is otherwise unfit for school purposes.
Effective date note NOTE: Subd. 1. is shown as amended eff. 1-1-96 by 1995 Wis. Act 27. The treatment by Act 27 was held unconstitutional and declared void by the Supreme Court in Thompson v. Craney, case no. 95-2168-OA. Prior to Act 27 it read:
Effective date text 1. Any elector in the school district complains in writing to the state superintendent that the school is inadequate or is otherwise unfit for school purposes.
115.33(2)(a)2. 2. The school board of the school district in which the school is located requests the department to do so. The school board may also request an opinion as to whether the school is adequate for a proposed use.
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