118.07 118.07 Health and safety requirements.
118.07(1)(1)Every school board and the governing body of every private school shall provide a standard first aid kit for use in cases of emergency.
118.07(2) (2)
118.07(2)(a)(a) Once each month, without previous warning, the person having direct charge of any public or private school shall drill all pupils in the proper method of departure from the building in case of a fire, except when the person having direct charge deems that the health of the pupils may be endangered by inclement weather conditions. At least twice annually, without previous warning, the person having direct charge of any public or private school shall drill all pupils in the proper method of evacuation to a safe location in case of a tornado or other hazard. At least twice annually, without previous warning, the person having direct charge of any public or private school shall drill all pupils in the proper method of evacuation or other appropriate action in case of a school safety incident. The public and private school safety drill shall be based on the school safety plan adopted under sub. (4). A safety drill may be substituted for any other drill required under this paragraph. The school board or governing body of the private school shall maintain for at least 7 years a record of each fire drill, tornado or other hazard drill, and school safety drill conducted.
118.07(2)(b) (b) In each community having a recognized fire department, the person having direct charge of any public or private school shall annually file a report pertaining to such drills, on a form furnished by the department of safety and professional services, with the chief of the fire department. When no fire drill is held during any month, or when only one or no tornado or other hazard drill is held in a year, the person having direct charge of the school shall state the reasons in the report.
118.07(3) (3)The department shall make available to school districts, private schools, tribal schools, and charter schools information about meningococcal disease, including the causes and symptoms of the disease, how it is spread, and how to obtain additional information about the disease and the availability, effectiveness, and risks of vaccinations against the disease. The department may do so by posting the information on its Internet site. At the beginning of the 2012-13 school year and each school year thereafter, each school board and the governing body of each private school and each charter school shall provide the parents and guardians of pupils enrolled in grade 6 in the school district or school with the information.
Effective date note NOTE: Sub. (3) is repealed by 2005 Wis. Act 221 eff. the day after the legislative reference bureau publishes in the Wisconsin Administrative Register a statement that the secretary of health services has promulgated a rule under s. 252.04 (2) that requires vaccinations against meningitis.
118.07(4) (4)
118.07(4)(a)(a) Each school board and the governing body of each private school shall have in effect a school safety plan.
118.07(4)(b) (b) A school safety plan shall be created with the active participation of appropriate parties, as specified by the school board or governing body of the private school. The appropriate parties may include the department of justice, local law enforcement officers, fire fighters, school administrators, teachers, pupil services professionals, as defined in s. 118.257 (1) (c), and mental health professionals. Before creating or updating a school safety plan, a school board or governing body of a private school shall, in consultation with a local law enforcement agency, conduct an on-site safety assessment of each school building, site, and facility that is regularly occupied by pupils. The on-site assessment shall include playgrounds, athletic facilities or fields, and any other property that is occupied by pupils on a regular basis.
118.07(4)(bm) (bm) A school safety plan shall include all of the following:
118.07(4)(bm)1. 1. An individualized safety plan for each school building and facility that is regularly occupied by pupils. The individualized safety plan shall include any real property related to the school building or facility that is regularly occupied by pupils.
118.07(4)(bm)2. 2. General guidelines specifying procedures for emergency prevention and mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.
118.07(4)(bm)3. 3. 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 non-classroom events, including recess, concerts and other performances, athletic events, and any other extracurricular activity or event.
118.07(4)(bm)4. 4. The process for reviewing the methods for conducting drills required to comply with the plan.
118.07(4)(c) (c) The school board or governing body of the private school shall determine which persons are required to receive school safety plan training and the frequency of the training. The training shall be based upon the school district's or private school's prioritized needs, risks, and vulnerabilities.
118.07(4)(cf) (cf) Upon the creation of a school safety plan under par. (a) and upon each review of a school safety plan under par. (d), a school board shall submit a copy of the most recent blueprints of each school building and facility in the school district to each local law enforcement agency with jurisdiction over any portion of the school district and to the office of school safety. Upon the creation of a school safety plan under par. (a) and upon each review of a safety plan under par. (d), a governing body of a private school shall submit a copy of the most recent blueprints of the private school and all of its facilities to each local law enforcement agency with jurisdiction over the private school and to the office of school safety.
118.07(4)(cm) (cm) Neither a school board nor a governing body of a private school may include in a school safety plan any of the following:
118.07(4)(cm)1. 1. A requirement for an employee to contact a school administrator, school official, or any other person before calling the telephone number “911.”
118.07(4)(cm)2. 2. A prohibition against an employee reporting school violence or a threat of school violence directly to a law enforcement agency.
118.07(4)(cm)3. 3. A prohibition against an employee reporting a suspicious individual or activity directly to a law enforcement agency.
118.07(4)(cp) (cp) Each school board and the governing body of each private school shall ensure that, at each school building regularly occupied by pupils, pupils are drilled, at least annually, in the proper response to a school violence event in accordance with the school safety plan in effect for that school building. The person having direct charge of the school building at which a drill is held under this paragraph shall submit a brief written evaluation of the drill to the school board or governing body of the private school within 30 days of holding the drill. The school board or governing body of the private school shall review all written evaluation submitted under this paragraph. A drill under this paragraph may be substituted for a school safety drill required under sub. (2) (a).
118.07(4)(d) (d) Each school board and the governing body of each private school shall review and approve the school safety plan at least once every 3 years after the plan goes into effect.
118.07(4)(e) (e) Before January 1, 2019, and before each January 1 thereafter, each school board and the governing body of each private school shall file a copy of its school safety plan with the office of school safety. At the time a school board or governing body files a school safety plan, the school board or governing body shall also submit all of the following to the office of school safety:
118.07(4)(e)1. 1. The date of the annual drill or drills under par. (cp) held during the previous year.
118.07(4)(e)2. 2. Certification that a written evaluation of the drill or drills under par. (cp) was reviewed by the school board or governing body under par. (cp).
118.07(4)(e)3. 3. The date of the most recent school training on school safety required under par. (c) and the number of attendees.
118.07(4)(e)4. 4. The most recent date on which the school board or governing body reviewed and approved the school safety plan.
118.07(4)(e)5. 5. The most recent date on which the school board or governing body consulted with a local law enforcement agency to conduct on-site safety assessments required under par. (b).
118.07(4m) (4m)No school board, private school, or charter school may knowingly do any of the following:
118.07(4m)(a) (a) Purchase or use free-flowing elemental mercury for any purpose.
118.07(4m)(b) (b) Purchase or use a mercury-containing compound or an instrument or measuring device that contains mercury unless one of the following exceptions applies:
118.07(4m)(b)1. 1. No reasonably acceptable, mercury-free alternative exists, in which case the school board, private school, or charter school shall use a compound, instrument, or measuring device containing the lowest mercury content available.
118.07(4m)(b)2. 2. The purchase or use of the compound, instrument, or measuring device is required under federal law.
118.07(4m)(b)3. 3. The only mercury-added component in the instrument or measuring device is a button cell battery.
118.07(4m)(c) (c) Beginning January 1, 2012, store free-flowing elemental mercury or, unless one of the exceptions under par. (b) applies, store a mercury-containing compound or an instrument or measuring device that contains mercury.
118.07(4p) (4p)
118.07(4p)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), no school board, governing body of a private school, or operator of a charter school may assist a school employee, contractor, or agent to obtain a new job in a school or with a local educational agency, as defined in 20 USC 7801 (30), if the school board, governing body, or operator knows or has a reasonable suspicion to believe that the school employee, contractor, or agent committed a sex offense, as defined in s. 301.45 (1d) (b), and the victim was a minor or a pupil.
118.07(4p)(b) (b) Paragraph (a) does not apply if any of the following apply:
118.07(4p)(b)1. 1. The assistance is the transmittal of administrative and personnel files.
118.07(4p)(b)2. 2. The information the school board, private school, or charter school knows or that is the basis of the school board, private school, or charter school's reasonable suspicion has been properly reported to law enforcement and law enforcement has closed any resulting case or investigation without a conviction.
118.07(5) (5)Each school board shall require every employee of the school district governed by the school board to receive training provided by the department in identifying children who have been abused or neglected, in the laws and procedures under s. 48.981 governing the reporting of suspected or threatened child abuse and neglect, and in the laws under s. 175.32 governing the reporting of a threat of violence. A school district employee shall receive that training within the first 6 months after commencing employment with the school district and at least once every 5 years after that initial training.
118.07 History History: 1971 c. 164 s. 85; 1975 c. 39; 1981 c. 373; 1987 a. 27; 1995 a. 27 ss. 3938, 9116 (5); 2005 a. 220, 221; 2007 a. 79, 97; 2009 a. 28 ss. 2258m, 2258n, 2297n; 2009 a. 44, 302; 2009 a. 309 ss. 3, 4, 15; 2011 a. 32, 81; 2011 a. 260 s. 80; 2013 a. 237; 2017 a. 130, 143; s. 35.17 correction in (2) (a), (4) (cm) 1.
118.075 118.075 Indoor environmental quality in schools.
118.075(1)(1)Definition. In this section, “task force" means the indoor environmental quality in schools task force established under sub. (2).
118.075(2) (2) Task force.
118.075(2)(a)(a) The state superintendent shall establish a special committee under s. 15.04 (1) (c) called the indoor environmental quality in schools task force. The task force shall consist of the following members:
118.075(2)(a)1. 1. The state superintendent or his or her designee.
118.075(2)(a)2. 2. The secretary of safety and professional services or his or her designee.
118.075(2)(a)3. 3. The secretary of health services or his or her designee.
118.075(2)(a)4. 4. One member who is a representative of the Wisconsin Association of School Boards.
118.075(2)(a)5. 5. One member who is a representative of the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators.
118.075(2)(a)6. 6. Three members who are representatives of the Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials and who have expertise in indoor environmental quality in schools.
118.075(2)(a)7. 7. One member who is a representative of the Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools.
118.075(2)(a)8. 8. One member who is a representative of the Wisconsin Association of School Nurses.
118.075(2)(a)9. 9. One member who is a representative of the largest statewide labor organization representing teachers.
118.075(2)(a)10. 10. One member who is a representative of the largest statewide organization representing parents of pupils.
118.075(2)(a)11. 11. One member who is an occupational health physician or allergist and who has expertise in indoor environmental quality in schools.
118.075(2)(a)12. 12. One member who is registered as an architect under ch. 443 and who has expertise in school design and construction.
118.075(2)(a)13. 13. One member who is registered as a professional engineer under ch. 443 and who has expertise in the design of mechanical systems for schools.
118.075(2)(a)14. 14. Two members who are industrial hygienists certified by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene and who have expertise in indoor environmental quality in schools.
118.075(2)(b) (b) The state superintendent shall appoint the members of the task force specified in par. (a) 4. to 14., shall appoint or determine the method of appointment of the officers of the task force, and shall call the first meeting of the task force.
118.075(2)(c) (c) The department shall provide administrative support services to the task force. The task force may call upon any state agency or officer to assist the task force, and those agencies or officers shall cooperate with the task force to the fullest extent possible. The department may contract with professionals who are knowledgeable and experienced in indoor environmental quality management in schools to assist the task force in making its recommendations under par. (e) 1.
118.075(2)(d) (d) The department of administration shall reimburse members of the task force for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in carrying out their functions from the appropriation account under s. 20.505 (1) (ka).
118.075(2)(e) (e) The task force shall do all of the following:
118.075(2)(e)1. 1. Make recommendations to the department for the development of a model management plan for maintaining indoor environmental quality in public and private schools that reflects best management practices. The task force shall consider including in its recommendations all of the following components:
118.075(2)(e)1.a. a. Designating a school district or private school employee as the indoor environmental quality contact for the school district or private school.
118.075(2)(e)1.b. b. Establishing an indoor environmental quality committee composed of school administrators, teachers, educational support professionals, and custodial and maintenance staff.
118.075(2)(e)1.c. c. Developing a plan for communicating with school district or private school employees, pupils, and parents and guardians of pupils about indoor environmental quality problems, including test results, and proposed schedules for remediation.
118.075(2)(e)1.d. d. Identifying procedures for handling complaints about indoor environmental quality.
118.075(2)(e)1.e. e. Acknowledging that the school district or private school will continue to meet all health and safety laws or codes that apply to the school district or private school.
118.075(2)(e)1.f. f. Developing a plan for addressing indoor environmental quality issues noted during an evaluation of building systems performed in accordance with department rules on safe and healthful facilities.
118.075(2)(e)1.g. g. Providing for an annual review of the management plan by the indoor environmental quality contact and the school board or private school governing board.
118.075(2)(e)2. 2. Recommend indoor environmental quality training requirements for school district or private employees who are responsible for the operation and maintenance of schools.
118.075(2)(e)3. 3. Recommend educational materials relating to indoor environmental quality in schools.
118.075(2)(e)4. 4. Recommend model specifications for the design and construction of school facilities and for additions and structural alterations to school facilities that promote indoor environmental quality and that ensure that the building's systems are planned, designed, installed, tested, operated, and maintained to perform efficiently and to meet the school district's or private school's needs.
118.075(2)(f) (f) Upon completing its duties under par. (e), the task force shall report its findings and recommendations to the appropriate standing committees of the legislature under s. 13.172 (3) and to the governor. The task force shall cease to exist on the date on which the department issues its model management plan under sub. (3).
118.075(3) (3) Indoor environmental quality in schools model management plan. By the first day of the 12th month beginning after the month in which the task force submits its report under sub. (2) (f), the department shall establish a model management plan and practices for maintaining indoor environmental quality in public and private schools. In developing the plan and practices, the department shall consider the recommendations of the task force.
118.075(4) (4) School district plans.
118.075(4)(a)(a) By the first day of the 3rd month beginning after the month in which the department establishes the model management plan and practices under sub. (3), each school board shall provide for the development of a plan for maintaining indoor environmental quality in its schools.
118.075(4)(b) (b) By the first day of the 12th month beginning after the month in which the department establishes the model management plan and practices under sub. (3), each school board shall implement a plan for maintaining indoor environmental quality in its schools.
118.075(4)(c) (c) Each school board shall provide a copy of the plan implemented under par. (b) to any person upon request.
118.075 History History: 2009 a. 96; 2011 a. 32.
118.076 118.076 Lifesaving skills instruction.
118.076(1)(1)In this section, “automatic external defibrillator" has the meaning given in s. 440.01 (1) (ad).
118.076(3) (3)Beginning in the 2017-18 school year and subject to sub. (4), each school board operating any grade from 7 to 12, the operator of each charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x) that operates any grade from 7 to 12, and the governing body of each private school that operates any grade from 7 to 12 shall do all of the following:
118.076(3)(a) (a) Provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and cardiocerebral resuscitation in any health education course offered to pupils in grades 7 to 12. The school board, operator of the charter school, or governing body of the private school shall use either of the following, and shall incorporate into the instruction the psychomotor skills necessary to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and cardiocerebral resuscitation:
118.076(3)(a)1. 1. An instructional program developed by the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association.
118.076(3)(a)2. 2. Nationally recognized, evidence-based guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and cardiocerebral resuscitation.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 5 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on April 21, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after May 11, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 5-11-19)