2013 - 2014 LEGISLATURE
SENATE AMENDMENT 8,
TO ASSEMBLY BILL 40
June 20, 2013 - Offered by Senators
Lehman, Wirch, Risser, Miller, Shilling,
Harris, Vinehout, Erpenbach, Hansen, Lassa and C. Larson.
At the locations indicated, amend the bill
, as shown by assembly substitute 2
amendment 1, as follows:
115.28 (7) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) Subject to the same rules and laws concerning qualifications of 6
applicants and granting and revocation of licenses or certificates under par. (a), the 7
state superintendent shall grant certificates and licenses to teachers in private 8
schools and tribal schools, except that teaching experience requirements for such 9
certificates and licenses may be fulfilled by teaching experience in public, private, 10
or tribal schools. An applicant is not eligible for a license or certificate unless the 11
state superintendent finds that the private school or tribal school in which the 12
applicant taught offered an adequate educational program during the period of the 13
applicant's teaching therein. Private Except for a private school participating in a
1parental choice program under s. 118.60 or 119.23, private
schools are not obligated 2
to employ only licensed or certified teachers.".
Beginning in the 2014-15 school year, the department shall include in its 7
annual school accountability report under sub. (1) each private school participating 8
in a parental choice program under s. 118.60 or 119.23.".
95. Page 968, line 8
: after "(2r)" insert "and of each private school participating
10in a parental choice program under s. 118.60 or 119.23
127. Page 968, line 13
: after "(2r)
" insert "and of each private school participating
13in a parental choice program under s. 118.60 or 119.23
148. Page 968, line 16
: after "readiness.
" insert "
For a private school, this
15subsection applies only to pupils attending the school under s. 118.60 or 119.23.
118.016 (1g), (1r) and (2) of the statutes are amended to read:
If a pupil is enrolled in a special education program under subch. 19
V of ch. 115, the school board or operator of the charter school under s. 118.40 (2r) 20or private school under s. 118.60 or 119.23
shall comply with s. 115.77 (1m) (bg).
The school board or governing body of the charter
school shall 22
report the results of a pupil's assessment under sub. (1) to the pupil's parent or 23
The school board of the school district or governing body of the charter or
school in which the pupil is enrolled shall provide a pupil whose assessment 3
under sub. (1) indicates that he or she is at risk of reading difficulty with 4
interventions or remedial reading services, as described under s. 121.02 (1) (c).".
118.19 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
Except as provided in s. 118.40 (8) (b) 2., any person seeking to teach 8
in a public school, including a charter school, in a private school participating in a
9parental choice program under s. 118.60 or 119.23,
or in a school or institution 10
operated by a county or the state shall first procure a license or permit from the 11
118.30 (5m) of the statutes is amended to read:
When determining the percentage of pupils participating in the 15
program under s. 119.23 who performed at designated proficiency levels on the 16
examinations administered as required under sub. (1s), the department shall 17consider only the pupils participating in the program under s. 119.23 to whom the
18examinations were administered at each grade level, and shall
exclude from 19
consideration those pupils participating in the program under s. 119.23 who were 20
excused from taking the examinations under sub. (2) (b) 5.
118.305 (1) (gm) of the statutes is created to read:
(gm) "Pupil" excludes pupils who are attending a private school 23
participating in a parental choice program under s. 118.60 or 119.23 but not under 24
the parental choice program.
118.305 (1) (h) of the statutes is amended to read:
(h) "School" means a public school, including a charter school, and
3a private school participating in a parental choice program under s. 118.60 or 119.23
118.33 (1) (f) 5. of the statutes is created to read:
(f) 5. Beginning in the 2015-16 school year, the governing body of 6
each private school participating in a parental choice program under s. 118.60 or 7
119.23 shall include in its policy under subd. 2m. or 2r. the requirements for granting 8
a high school diploma specified in pars. (a) and (b), with the exceptions provided in 9
pars. (d) and (e).".
118.60 (2) (a) 1. am. of the statutes is created to read:
(a) 1. am. Beginning in the 2013-14 school year, the pupil is a 15
member of a family that has a total family income that does not exceed an amount 16
equal to 1.85 times the poverty level determined in accordance with criteria 17
established by the director of the federal office of management and budget. In this 18
subdivision and sub. (3m), family income includes income of the pupil's parents or 19
legal guardians. The family income of the pupil shall be verified as provided in subd. 20
1. b. A pupil attending a private school under this section whose family income 21
increases above the income level in this subd. 1. am. may continue to attend a private 22
school under this section.".
118.60 (2) (a) 9. of the statutes is created to read:
(a) 9. The private school has been in operation for the attendance of 2
pupils for at least 2 school years.
118.60 (2) (a) 10. of the statutes is created to read:
(a) 10. The private school is located in this state.".
118.60 (2) (d) of the statutes is created to read:
(d) No more than 49 percent of a private school's enrollment may 10
consist of pupils attending the private school under this section.".
1118. Page 993, line 11
: delete the material beginning with that line and ending 12
with page 996, line 6, as affected by assembly amendment 3, and substitute:
118.60 (4) (b) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) (intro.) Except as provided in par. (bg), upon Upon
receipt from 15
the pupil's parent or guardian of proof of the pupil's enrollment in the private school 16
during a school term, the state superintendent shall pay to the private school in 17
which the pupil is enrolled on behalf of the pupil's parent or guardian, from the 18
appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (fr), an amount equal to the lesser of the following: