2005 - 2006 LEGISLATURE
September 22, 2005 - Introduced by Senators Stepp, Darling, Grothman, Kanavas,
A. Lasee
and Reynolds, cosponsored by Representatives Vos, Vukmir, Jensen,
Kerkman, Gunderson, Albers, Jeskewitz, Kleefisch, Krawczyk, Kreibich, F.
Lasee, McCormick, Nass, Owens, Pridemore, Strachota, Towns
Underheim. Referred to Committee on Higher Education and Tourism.
SB345,1,2 1An Act to amend 118.40 (2r) (cm) of the statutes; relating to: the enrollment
2of the charter school established by the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, school boards may enter into contracts with individuals,
groups, businesses, or governmental bodies to establish charter schools, which
operate with fewer constraints than traditional public schools. Current law also
permits the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the University of
Wisconsin-Parkside, the Milwaukee Area Technical College, and the city of
Milwaukee to operate charter schools (independent charter schools) directly or to
contract for the operation of charter schools.
For the University of Wisconsin-Parkside charter school, current law limits the
enrollment to 400 pupils. This bill increases the limit to 480 pupils beginning in the
2006-07 school year.
For further information see the state and local fiscal estimate, which will be
printed as an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
SB345, s. 1 3Section 1. 118.40 (2r) (cm) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB345,2,24 118.40 (2r) (cm) The chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside may
5establish or enter into a contract for the establishment of only one charter school

1under this subsection, which may not operate high school grades and which may not
2accommodate more than 400 480 pupils.
SB345, s. 2 3Section 2. Initial applicability.
SB345,2,44 (1) This act first applies in the 2006-07 school year.
SB345,2,55 (End)