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LRB-5215/1
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2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
February 20, 2020 - Introduced by Senators Cowles, Carpenter and L. Taylor,
cosponsored by Representatives Kerkman, Dittrich, Sargent, Milroy, Macco
and Edming. Referred to Committee on Education.
SB824,1,4 1An Act to amend 118.07 (4) (a), 118.07 (4) (b), 118.07 (4) (c), 118.07 (4) (cf), 118.07
2(4) (cm) (intro.), 118.07 (4) (cp), 118.07 (4) (d), 118.07 (4) (e) (intro.), 118.07 (4)
3(e) 1., 118.07 (4) (e) 2., 118.07 (4) (e) 4. and 118.07 (4) (e) 5.; and to create 165.28
4(4) of the statutes; relating to: school safety plans.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under the bill, the requirements related to school safety plans that apply to
school boards and governing bodies of private schools also apply to operators of
independent charter schools. Specifically, under the bill, an operator of an
independent charter school must do the following:
1. Have in effect a school safety plan that includes a) an individualized safety
plan for each school building and facility that is regularly occupied by pupils; b)
general guidelines specifying procedures for emergency prevention and mitigation,
preparedness, response, and recovery; c) guidelines and procedures to address school
violence and attacks, threats of school violence and attacks, bomb threats, fire,
weather-related emergencies, intruders, parent-student reunification, and threats
to extracurricular events; and d) a process for reviewing the methods for conducting
drills required to comply with the safety plan.
2. Review and approve the school safety plan at least once every three years
after the plan goes into effect
3. Upon the creation and review of the school safety plan, submit blueprints of
each charter school building and facility to local law enforcement and to the Office
of School Safety in the Department of Justice.

4. Annually, conduct a drill at each school building regularly occupied by pupils
to practice the proper response to a school violence event in accordance with the
school safety plan in effect for that school building.
5. File a copy of the school safety plan with the OSS.
The bill also reduces the frequency with which school boards, private schools,
and independent charter schools must submit school safety plans to the OSS. Under
current law, school safety plans must be submitted to the OSS annually. Under the
bill, school safety plans must be submitted to the OSS at least once every three years
and following a modification to the school safety plan.
Finally, under the bill, the OSS must annually review a random sampling of
school safety plans and provide feedback to the school board, independent charter
school, or private school that submitted the plan on whether the school safety plan
complies with state law and, if applicable, how to improve the school safety plan.
For further information see the state 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:
SB824,1 1Section 1. 118.07 (4) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB824,2,42 118.07 (4) (a) Each school board, the operator of each charter school under s.
3118.40 (2r) or (2x),
and the governing body of each private school shall have in effect
4a school safety plan.
SB824,2 5Section 2. 118.07 (4) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB824,3,36 118.07 (4) (b) A school safety plan shall be created with the active participation
7of appropriate parties, as specified by the school board, operator of the charter school
8under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x),
or governing body of the private school. The appropriate
9parties may include the department of justice, local law enforcement officers, fire
10fighters, school administrators, teachers, pupil services professionals, as defined in
11s. 118.257 (1) (c), and mental health professionals. Before creating or updating a
12school safety plan, a school board, operator of a charter school under s. 118.40 (2r)
13or (2x),
or governing body of a private school shall, in consultation with a local law
14enforcement agency, conduct an on-site safety assessment of each school building,

1site, and facility that is regularly occupied by pupils. The on-site assessment shall
2include playgrounds, athletic facilities or fields, and any other property that is
3occupied by pupils on a regular basis.
SB824,3 4Section 3. 118.07 (4) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB824,3,95 118.07 (4) (c) The school board, operator of the charter school under s. 118.40
6(2r) or (2x),
or governing body of the private school shall determine which persons
7are required to receive school safety plan training and the frequency of the training.
8The training shall be based upon the school district's or private school's prioritized
9needs, risks, and vulnerabilities of the school board, charter school, or private school.
SB824,4 10Section 4. 118.07 (4) (cf) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB824,3,2411 118.07 (4) (cf) Upon the creation of a school safety plan under par. (a) and upon
12each review of a school safety plan under par. (d), a school board shall submit a copy
13of the most recent blueprints of each school building and facility in the school district
14to each local law enforcement agency with jurisdiction over any portion of the school
15district and to the office of school safety. Upon the creation of a school safety plan
16under par. (a) and upon each review of a safety plan under par. (d), an operator of a
17charter school under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x) shall submit a copy of the most recent
18blueprints of the charter school and all of its facilities to each local law enforcement
19agency with jurisdiction over the charter school and to the office of school safety.

20Upon the creation of a school safety plan under par. (a) and upon each review of a
21safety plan under par. (d), a governing body of a private school shall submit a copy
22of the most recent blueprints of the private school and all of its facilities to each local
23law enforcement agency with jurisdiction over the private school and to the office of
24school safety.
SB824,5 25Section 5. 118.07 (4) (cm) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB824,4,3
1118.07 (4) (cm) (intro.) Neither a school board, an operator of a charter school
2under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x),
nor a governing body of a private school may include in
3a school safety plan any of the following:
SB824,6 4Section 6. 118.07 (4) (cp) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB824,4,165 118.07 (4) (cp) Each school board, the operator of each charter school under s.
6118.40 (2r) or (2x),
and the governing body of each private school shall ensure that,
7at each school building regularly occupied by pupils, pupils are drilled, at least
8annually, in the proper response to a school violence event in accordance with the
9school safety plan in effect for that school building. The person having direct charge
10of the school building at which a drill is held under this paragraph shall submit a
11brief written evaluation of the drill to the school board or governing body of the
12private school within 30 days of holding the drill. The school board , operator of the
13charter school under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x),
or governing body of the private school
14shall review all written evaluation submitted under this paragraph. A drill under
15this paragraph may be substituted for a school safety drill required under sub. (2)
16(a).
SB824,7 17Section 7. 118.07 (4) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB824,4,2118 118.07 (4) (d) Each school board, the operator of each charter school under s.
19118.40 (2r) or (2x),
and the governing body of each private school shall review and
20approve the school safety plan at least once every 3 years after the plan goes into
21effect.
SB824,8 22Section 8 . 118.07 (4) (e) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB824,5,523 118.07 (4) (e) (intro.) Before January 1, 2019, and before each January 1
24thereafter,
At least once every 3 years after a school safety plan goes into effect and
25if a school safety plan is modified, by the January 1 following the date on which the

1modification takes effect,
each school board, operator of a charter school under s.
2118.40 (2r) or (2x),
and the governing body of each private school shall file a copy of
3its school safety plan with the office of school safety. At the time a school board,
4operator,
or governing body files a school safety plan, the school board, operator, or
5governing body shall also submit all of the following to the office of school safety:
SB824,9 6Section 9 . 118.07 (4) (e) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB824,5,97 118.07 (4) (e) 1. The date of the annual each drill or drills under par. (cp) that
8was
held during the previous year since a school safety plan was last filed under this
9paragraph
.
SB824,10 10Section 10 . 118.07 (4) (e) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB824,5,1311 118.07 (4) (e) 2. Certification that a written evaluation of the each drill or drills
12under par. (cp) subd. 1. was reviewed by the school board, operator, or governing body
13under par. (cp).
SB824,11 14Section 11. 118.07 (4) (e) 4. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB824,5,1615 118.07 (4) (e) 4. The most recent date on which the school board, operator, or
16governing body reviewed and approved the school safety plan.
SB824,12 17Section 12. 118.07 (4) (e) 5. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB824,5,2018 118.07 (4) (e) 5. The most recent date on which the school board, operator, or
19governing body consulted with a local law enforcement agency to conduct on-site
20safety assessments required under par. (b).
SB824,13 21Section 13. 165.28 (4) of the statutes is created to read:
SB824,5,2322 165.28 (4) (a) Annually, review a random sample of school safety plans
23submitted under s. 118.07 (4) (e).
SB824,6,324 (b) For each school safety plan reviewed under par. (a), provide to the school
25board, operator of the charter school under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x), or governing body

1of the private school that submitted the school safety plan written guidance on
2whether or not the school safety plan complies the requirements under s. 118.07 (4)
3and, if applicable, how to improve the school safety plan.
SB824,6,44 (End)
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