115.359(5)(a)2. 2. A written report on the operations of the recovery high school in the previous school year that includes at least all of the following information:
115.359(5)(a)2.a. a. The number of prospective pupils who applied to attend the recovery high school.
115.359(5)(a)2.b. b. The total number of pupils who were enrolled in the recovery high school during the school year.
115.359(5)(a)2.c. c. Demographic information about pupils enrolled in the recovery high school, including age, gender, race, ethnicity, and school district of residence.
115.359(5)(a)2.d. d. As of the first day of each month that the recovery high school is in operation for the attendance of pupils, the number of pupils enrolled in the recovery high school and the staff-to-pupil ratio.
115.359(5)(a)2.e. e. The number of pupils who graduated from the recovery high school.
115.359(5)(a)2.f. f. Information about substance use by pupils enrolled in the recovery high school, including a list of the substances for which enrolled pupils are in recovery, the relapse rate for pupils enrolled in the recovery high school, and the number of positive drug tests and the drugs identified by those tests.
115.359(5)(a)2.g. g. Information about the mental health of pupils enrolled in the recovery high school, including the number of enrolled pupils who receive mental health services from the recovery high school for something other than a substance use disorder and a list of mental health disorders for which enrolled pupils receive services from the recovery high school.
115.359(5)(a)2.h. h. Information on academic, behavioral, and substance use recovery progress and success among pupils enrolled in the recovery high school.
115.359(5)(a)2.i. i. The name of each staff member employed by the recovery high school and any professional credential held by the staff member.
115.359(5)(a)2.j. j. How grant funding received under sub. (3) was used to support the operations of the recovery high school.
115.359(5)(b) (b) By no later than August 1, a recipient of a grant under sub. (4) in the previous school year shall report all of the following to the department:
115.359(5)(b)1. 1. How it used the grant funding it received under sub. (4).
115.359(5)(b)2. 2. The status of the grant recipient's plan to establish a recovery high school, which may include a final plan for establishing a recovery high school or an explanation of why the recipient no longer intends to establish a recovery high school.
115.359(6) (6) Return of grant funds.
115.359(6)(a)(a) If a recovery high school closes during a school year for which it receives a grant under sub. (3), the recovery high school shall return any unused grant funds to the department.
115.359(6)(b) (b) The recipient of a grant under sub. (4) shall return any unused grant funds to the department.
115.359 History History: 2023 a. 72.
115.36 115.36 Assistance to schools for alcohol and other drug abuse programs.
115.36(1)(1)The purpose of this section is to enable and encourage public, private, and tribal schools to develop comprehensive programs to prevent or ameliorate alcohol and other drug abuse among minors.
115.36(2) (2)The department shall:
115.36(2)(a) (a) Develop and conduct training programs for the professional staff of public, private, and tribal schools in alcohol and other drug abuse prevention, intervention, and instruction programs.
115.36(2)(b) (b) Provide consultation and technical assistance to public, private, and tribal schools for the development and implementation of alcohol and other drug abuse prevention, intervention, and instruction programs.
115.36(2)(c) (c) Provide fellowship grants to support advanced training or education in comprehensive school health and alcohol and other drug abuse education.
115.36(2)(d) (d) Provide access to informational resources for alcohol and other drug abuse education programs and services including, but not limited to:
115.36(2)(d)1. 1. The screening, revision and evaluation of available information resources.
115.36(2)(d)2. 2. The establishment of a central depository and loan program for high cost informational resources.
115.36(2)(d)3. 3. The systematic dissemination of information concerning available resources to appropriate public, private, and tribal school staff.
115.36(2)(e) (e) Create a council under s. 15.04 (1) (c) to advise the department concerning the administration of this section.
115.36(3) (3)
115.36(3)(a)(a) The department shall, from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (kd), fund school district projects designed to assist minors experiencing problems resulting from the use of alcohol or other drugs or to prevent alcohol or other drug abuse by minors. The department shall:
115.36(3)(a)1. 1. Administer grant application and disbursement of funds.
115.36(3)(a)2. 2. Monitor program implementation.
115.36(3)(a)3. 3. Assist in and ensure evaluation of projects.
115.36(3)(a)4. 4. Report biennially in its report under s. 15.04 (1) (d) on program progress and project evaluation.
115.36(3)(a)5. 5. Promulgate necessary rules for the implementation of this subsection.
115.36(3)(b) (b) Grants under this subsection may not be used to replace funding available from other sources.
115.36(3)(c) (c) Grants under this subsection may be made only where there is a matching fund contribution from the local area in which a program is designed to operate of 20 percent of the amount of the grant obtained under this subsection. Private funds and in-kind contribution may be applied to meet the requirement of this paragraph.
115.36(3)(d) (d) A school district applying for aid under this subsection shall submit a copy of the application to the county department under s. 51.42 for its advisory review. The county department under s. 51.42 may, and the council established under sub. (2) (e) shall, submit an advisory recommendation with respect to the application to the department prior to the approval or denial of the application.
115.36 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. PI 38, Wis. adm. code.
115.3615 115.3615 Head start supplement. From the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (eh), the state superintendent shall distribute funds to agencies determined by the state superintendent to be eligible for designation as head start agencies under 42 USC 9836 to provide comprehensive health, educational, nutritional, social and other services to economically disadvantaged children and their families. The state superintendent shall distribute the funds in a manner consistent with 42 USC 9831 to 9852 except that there is no matching fund requirement. The state superintendent shall give preference in funding under this section to agencies that are receiving federal funds under 42 USC 9831 to 9852 and to agencies that operate full-time or early head start programs. Funds distributed under this section may be used to match available federal funds under 42 USC 9831 to 9852 only if the funds are used to secure additional federal funds for the purposes under this section.
115.3615 History History: 1989 a. 122 ss. 53c to 53e; 1991 a. 39, 269 s. 614g; Stats. 1991 s. 115.3615; 1995 a. 27 s. 9145 (1); 1997 a. 27; 1999 a. 9; 2005 a. 25.
115.363 115.363 Second Chance Partners for Education.
115.363(1)(1)In this section:
115.363(1)(a) (a) “Disengaged pupils" means pupils who are children at risk, as defined in s. 118.153 (1) (a), and other pupils identified by the school board.
115.363(1)(b) (b) “Work-based learning program" means a program that provides occupational training and work-based learning experiences.
115.363(2) (2)
115.363(2)(a)(a) A school board may contract under s. 118.15 (1) (d) or 118.153 (3) (c) with the Second Chance Partners for Education, or any other nonprofit corporation operating a program in which disengaged high school pupils attend a work-based learning program while earning high school diplomas, for pupils enrolled in the school district.
115.363(2)(b) (b) The school board shall pay to each nonprofit corporation with which it contracts under par. (a) an amount that is no more than the amount paid per pupil under s. 118.40 (2r) (e) 2m., 2n., or 2p. in the current school year multiplied by the number of pupils participating in the program under the contract.
115.363 History History: 2011 a. 157 ss. 2 to 5; 2013 a. 20.
115.364 115.364 Aid for school mental health programs.
115.364(1)(1)In this section:
115.364(1)(a) (a) “Eligible independent charter school” is a school under contract with one of the entities under s. 118.40 (2r) (b) 1. or with the director under s. 118.40 (2x) that increased the amount it expended in the preceding school year to employ, hire, or retain social workers over the amount it expended in the school year immediately preceding the preceding school year to employ, hire, or retain social workers.
115.364(1)(am) (am) “Eligible private school” means a private school participating in a parental choice program under s. 118.60 or 119.23 that increased the amount it expended in the preceding school year to employ, hire, or retain social workers over the amount it expended in the school year immediately preceding the preceding school year to employ, hire, or retain social workers.
115.364(1)(b) (b) “Eligible school district” is a school district that increased the amount it expended in the preceding school year to employ, hire, or retain social workers over the amount it expended in the school year immediately preceding the preceding school year to employ, hire, or retain social workers.
115.364(2) (2)
115.364(2)(a)(a) Beginning in the 2018-19 school year and annually thereafter, the state superintendent shall do all of the following:
115.364(2)(a)1. 1. Subject to par. (b), from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (da), pay to an eligible school district an amount equal to 50 percent of the amount by which the school district increased its expenditures in the preceding school year to employ, hire, or retain social workers over the amount it expended in the school year immediately preceding the preceding school year to employ, hire, or retain social workers.
115.364(2)(a)2. 2. Subject to par. (b), from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (da), pay to an eligible independent charter school an amount equal to 50 percent of the amount by which the independent charter school increased its expenditures in the preceding school year to employ, hire, or retain social workers over the amount it expended in the school year immediately preceding the preceding school year to employ, hire, or retain social workers.
115.364(2)(a)3. 3. Subject to par. (b), from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (da), pay to an eligible private school an amount equal to 50 percent of the amount by which the private school increased it expenditures in the preceding school year to employ, hire, or retain social workers over the amount it expended in the school year immediately preceding the preceding school year to employ, hire, or retain social workers.
115.364(2)(b)1.1. If the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (da) in any fiscal year is insufficient to pay the full amount of aid under par. (a), the state superintendent shall prorate state aid payments among the school districts, private schools, and independent charter schools eligible for the aid.
115.364(2)(b)2.a.a. Subject to subd. 2. b., if, after making the payments required under par. (a), moneys remain in the appropriation account under s. 20.255 (2) (da), the state superintendent shall reimburse eligible school districts, private schools, and independent charter schools for an amount equal to expenditures made by the school district, private school, or independent charter school in the preceding school year to employ, hire, or retain social workers less the amount of increased expenditures for which the school district, private school, or independent charter school was reimbursed under par. (a).
115.364(2)(b)2.b. b. If the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (da) in any fiscal year is insufficient to pay the full amount of aid under subd. 2. a., the state superintendent shall prorate state aid payments among the school districts, private schools, and independent charter schools eligible for the aid.
115.364(3) (3)The department shall promulgate rules to implement and administer this section.
115.364 History History: 2017 a. 59.
115.365 115.365 Assistance to schools for suicide prevention programs.
115.365(1)(1)The purpose of this section is to enable and encourage public, private, and tribal schools to develop programs designed to prevent suicide among minors.
115.365(2) (2)The department, in conjunction with the department of health services and the department of children and families, shall:
115.365(2)(a) (a) Develop and conduct training programs in suicide prevention for the professional staff of public, private, and tribal schools and county departments under ss. 46.215, 46.22, and 51.42. The programs shall include information on how to assist minors in the positive emotional development which will help prevent suicidal tendencies; the detection, by minors, school staff, and parents, of conditions which indicate suicidal tendencies; the proper action to take when there is reason to believe that a minor has suicidal tendencies or is contemplating suicide; and the coordination of school suicide prevention programs and activities with the suicide prevention and intervention programs and activities of other state and local agencies. Persons other than the professional staff of public, private, and tribal schools and county departments under ss. 46.215, 46.22, and 51.42 may attend the training programs. The department may charge such persons a fee sufficient to cover the increased costs to the department of their participation in the programs.
115.365(2)(b) (b) Provide consultation and technical assistance to public, private, and tribal schools for the development and implementation of suicide prevention programs and the coordination of those programs with the suicide prevention and intervention programs of other state and local agencies.
115.365(3) (3)Each school board and the governing body of each private school annually shall inform their professional staff of the resources available from the department and other sources regarding suicide prevention. The department annually shall provide school boards and the governing bodies of private and tribal schools with a model notice, describing the suicide prevention services that it has developed and how staff may access those services, that school boards and governing bodies of private and tribal schools may use to inform their professional staff.
115.366 115.366 Grants to support peer-to-peer suicide prevention programs.
115.366(1)(1)Grant program. The department shall establish and implement a competitive grant program to award grants for the purpose of supporting peer-to-peer suicide prevention programs in public, private, and tribal schools that operate high school grades. A recipient of a grant under this section may use the grant to support an existing peer-to-peer suicide prevention program or to implement a peer-to-peer suicide prevention program at a school at which pupils attend high school grades. In awarding grants under this section, the department shall give preference to applications for a grant to implement a peer-to-peer suicide prevention program.
115.366(2) (2) Eligible entities. Any of the following that operates high school grades may apply for a grant under this section:
115.366(2)(a) (a) A school board.
115.366(2)(b) (b) An operator of a charter school under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x).
115.366(2)(c) (c) The governing body of a private school.
115.366(2)(d) (d) A tribal school.
115.366(3) (3) Awards. Beginning in the 2020-21 school year, from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (du), the department shall award up to $1,000 for each school for which a grant is awarded under sub. (1).
115.366(4) (4) Renewals. A recipient of a grant under this section may apply to renew a grant to implement or support a peer-to-peer suicide prevention program at a specific school. The department may renew a grant under this subsection without requiring the applicant to participate in the competitive application processes established under sub. (1). The department may renew a grant to support a peer-to-peer suicide prevention program at a specific school up to 3 times.
115.366(5) (5) Rules. The department may promulgate rules to implement and administer this section.
115.366 History History: 2019 a. 83.
115.367 115.367 School-based mental health services grants.
115.367(1)(1)Grant program. The department shall establish and administer a program to award grants to school boards and operators of charter schools under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x) for the purpose of collaborating with mental health providers to provide mental health services to pupils.
115.367(1m) (1m) Grant amount. Beginning in the 2023-24 school year and in each school year thereafter, the department shall award a grant under this section to each school board and operator of a charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x), from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (dt), in an amount determined as follows:
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2021-22 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2023 Wis. Act 272 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on July 9, 2024. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after July 9, 2024, are designated by NOTES. (Published 7-9-24)