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AB64-ASA1,1462 19Section 1462 . 115.28 (7) (g) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64-ASA1,741,2520 115.28 (7) (g) Notwithstanding s. 118.19 (3), (4m), (6) to (9), and (12) to (14),
21grant a charter school teaching license to any person who has a bachelor's degree and
22demonstrates, based upon criteria established by the department, that the person
23is proficient in the subject or subjects that he or she intends to teach. The license
24authorizes the person to teach that subject or those subjects in a charter school. The
25license is valid for 3 years and is renewable for 3-year periods.
AB64-ASA1,1463
1Section 1463. 115.28 (7) (gm) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64-ASA1,742,82 115.28 (7) (gm) Notwithstanding s. 118.19 (8), (9), and (11), grant an initial
3charter school principal license to any person who is licensed, or otherwise
4credentialed, to be a school principal in another state if the person holds the license
5or other credential in good standing, has completed at least 3 years of full-time
6classroom teaching, and is eligible for licensure under s. 118.19 (4) and (10). The
7license authorizes the person to be a principal of a charter school. The license is valid
8for 5 years and is renewable for 5-year periods.
AB64-ASA1,1463f 9Section 1463f. 115.28 (10o) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-ASA1,742,1210 115.28 (10o) (c) Beginning in November of the 2017-18 school year, annually
11determine whether any unified school district qualifies as an eligible unified school
12district, as defined in s. 115.999 (2m) (a).
AB64-ASA1,1463h 13Section 1463h. 115.28 (10o) (d) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-ASA1,742,1814 115.28 (10o) (d) By November 30, 2017, and each November 30 thereafter,
15notify the clerk of each village located in an eligible unified school district, as defined
16in s. 115.999 (2m) (a), and the school district administrator of the eligible unified
17school district, as defined in s. 115.999 (2m) (a), that the unified school district
18qualifies as an eligible unified school district, as defined in s. 115.999 (2m) (a).
AB64-ASA1,1464 19Section 1464 . 115.28 (45) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-ASA1,742,2320 115.28 (45) Grants for bullying prevention. From the appropriation under
21s. 20.255 (3) (eb), award grants to a nonprofit organization, as defined in s. 108.02
22(19), to provide training and an online bullying prevention curriculum for pupils in
23grades kindergarten to 8.
AB64-ASA1,1465 24Section 1465 . 115.28 (54m) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64-ASA1,743,8
1115.28 (54m) Notice of educational options. Include on the home page of the
2department's Internet site a link to information about all of the educational options
3available to children in the state who are at least 3 years old but not yet 18 years old,
4including public schools, private schools participating in a parental choice program,
5charter schools, virtual schools, full-time or part-time open enrollment, youth
6options, course options
in a nonresident school district, the early college credit
7program
, and options for pupils enrolled in a home-based private educational
8program.
AB64-ASA1,1467b 9Section 1467b. 115.28 (60) of the statutes is repealed.
AB64-ASA1,1467d 10Section 1467d. 115.28 (63) of the statutes, as created by 2017 Wisconsin Act
1131
, is renumbered 115.28 (63) (intro.) and amended to read:
AB64-ASA1,743,1712 115.28 (63) Mental health training program. (intro.) Establish a mental
13health training support program under which the department provides training on
14the screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment program, an all of the
15following
evidence-based strategy strategies related to addressing mental health
16issues in schools, to school district staff and instructional staff of charter schools
17under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x).:
AB64-ASA1,1467h 18Section 1467h. 115.28 (63) (a) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-ASA1,743,2019 115.28 (63) (a) The screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment
20program.
AB64-ASA1,1467p 21Section 1467p. 115.28 (63) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-ASA1,743,2222 115.28 (63) (b) Trauma sensitive schools.
AB64-ASA1,1467t 23Section 1467t. 115.28 (63) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-ASA1,743,2424 115.28 (63) (c) Youth mental health first aid.
AB64-ASA1,1468g 25Section 1468g. 115.28 (64) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-ASA1,744,5
1115.28 (64) College Possible . Annually, from the appropriation under s. 20.255
2(3) (fc), award a grant to College Possible, Inc., to work with pupils and college
3students in Milwaukee. The grant amount shall be determined on a matching basis,
4under which College Possible, Inc., provides matching funds in an amount equal to
520 percent of the grant amount.
AB64-ASA1,1468m 6Section 1468m. 115.28 (65) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-ASA1,744,107 115.28 (65) Wisconsin Reading Corps. In the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school
8years, distribute the amounts appropriated under s. 20.255 (3) (fr) to Wisconsin
9Reading Corps to provide one-on-one tutoring if Wisconsin Reading Corps provides
10matching funds of $250,000 in each school year.
AB64-ASA1,1470 11Section 1470 . 115.364 of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-ASA1,744,12 12115.364 Aid for school mental health programs. (1) In this section:
AB64-ASA1,744,1713 (a) “Eligible independent charter school” is a school under contract with one of
14the entities under s. 118.40 (2r) (b) 1. or with the director under s. 118.40 (2x) that
15increased the amount it expended in the preceding school year to employ, hire, or
16retain social workers over the amount it expended in the school year immediately
17preceding the preceding school year to employ, hire, or retain social workers.
AB64-ASA1,744,2218 (am) “Eligible private school” means a private school participating in a
19parental choice program under s. 118.60 or 119.23 that increased the amount it
20expended in the preceding school year to employ, hire, or retain social workers over
21the amount it expended in the school year immediately preceding the preceding
22school year to employ, hire, or retain social workers.
AB64-ASA1,745,223 (b) “Eligible school district” is a school district that increased the amount it
24expended in the preceding school year to employ, hire, or retain social workers over

1the amount it expended in the school year immediately preceding the preceding
2school year to employ, hire, or retain social workers.
AB64-ASA1,745,4 3(2) (a) Beginning in the 2018-19 school year and annually thereafter, the state
4superintendent shall do all of the following:
AB64-ASA1,745,95 1. Subject to par. (b), from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (da), pay to an
6eligible school district an amount equal to 50 percent of the amount by which the
7school district increased its expenditures in the preceding school year to employ, hire,
8or retain social workers over the amount it expended in the school year immediately
9preceding the preceding school year to employ, hire, or retain social workers.
AB64-ASA1,745,1510 2. Subject to par. (b), from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (da), pay to an
11eligible independent charter school an amount equal to 50 percent of the amount by
12which the independent charter school increased its expenditures in the preceding
13school year to employ, hire, or retain social workers over the amount it expended in
14the school year immediately preceding the preceding school year to employ, hire, or
15retain social workers.
AB64-ASA1,745,2016 3. Subject to par. (b), from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (da), pay to an
17eligible private school an amount equal to 50 percent of the amount by which the
18private school increased it expenditures in the preceding school year to employ, hire,
19or retain social workers over the amount it expended in the school year immediately
20preceding the preceding school year to employ, hire, or retain social workers.
AB64-ASA1,745,2421 (b) 1. If the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (da) in any fiscal year is
22insufficient to pay the full amount of aid under par. (a), the state superintendent
23shall prorate state aid payments among the school districts, private schools, and
24independent charter schools eligible for the aid.
AB64-ASA1,746,8
12. a. Subject to subd. 2. b., if, after making the payments required under par.
2(a), moneys remain in the appropriation account under s. 20.255 (2) (da), the state
3superintendent shall reimburse eligible school districts, private schools, and
4independent charter schools for an amount equal to expenditures made by the school
5district, private school, or independent charter school in the preceding school year
6to employ, hire, or retain social workers less the amount of increased expenditures
7for which the school district, private school, or independent charter school was
8reimbursed under par. (a).
AB64-ASA1,746,129 b. If the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (da) in any fiscal year is insufficient
10to pay the full amount of aid under subd. 2. a., the state superintendent shall prorate
11state aid payments among the school districts, private schools, and independent
12charter schools eligible for the aid.
AB64-ASA1,746,14 13(3) The department shall promulgate rules to implement and administer this
14section.
AB64-ASA1,1470g 15Section 1470g. 115.367 of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-ASA1,746,24 16115.367 School-based mental health services grants. (1) Grant program.
17The department shall establish and administer a competitive program to award
18grants to school boards and operators of charter schools under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x)
19for the purpose of collaborating with community mental health agencies to provide
20mental health services to pupils. School boards and operators of charter schools
21under s. 118.40 (2r) and (2x) may apply for a grant under this section individually
22or as a consortium of school boards, charter schools, or both. For purposes of this
23subsection, a “consortium of school boards” includes a cooperative educational
24service agency.
AB64-ASA1,747,3
1(2) Eligibility criteria. The department shall establish by rule the criteria the
2department will use to award grants under this section. The department shall
3include all of the following in the criteria:
AB64-ASA1,747,74 (a) That the applicant require providers and contractors who participate in its
5school-based mental health services program to bill the Medical Assistance program
6under subch. IV of ch. 49 and health insurance, as applicable, for any goods and
7services provided under the program.
AB64-ASA1,747,118 (b) That the applicant has sought or will seek out community funding or
9foundation grants to cover at least some of the expenses of the program that are not
10paid by the Medical Assistance program under subch. IV of ch. 49 or health
11insurance.
AB64-ASA1,747,1612 (c) Additional application criteria, which may include that the proposed school
13mental health services program includes collaboration with counties, providers, or
14community groups; considers the needs of pupils and families; and includes a referral
15or intake process, a continuum of therapeutic services, consultation with school staff,
16and access to services regardless of income.
AB64-ASA1,747,20 17(3) Awards. The department shall award grants under this section beginning
18in the 2018-19 school year. From the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (dt), the
19department shall award at least $3,250,000 in grants under this section each school
20year.
AB64-ASA1,747,22 21(4) Rules. The department shall promulgate rules to implement and
22administer this section.
AB64-ASA1,1471 23Section 1471 . 115.38 (1) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64-ASA1,748,224 115.38 (1) (d) The number and percentage of resident pupils attending a course
25at an educational institution in a nonresident school district under s. 118.52, the

1number of nonresident pupils attending a course in the school district under s.
2118.52, and the courses taken by those pupils.
AB64-ASA1,1472 3Section 1472 . 115.385 (1) (d) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-ASA1,748,54 115.385 (1) (d) For a school district and for each high school in that school
5district, all of the following information:
AB64-ASA1,748,76 1. The number and percentage of pupils participating in the program under s.
7118.55.
AB64-ASA1,748,98 2. The number and percentage of pupils participating in a youth apprenticeship
9under s. 106.13.
AB64-ASA1,748,1010 3. The number of community service hours provided by pupils.
AB64-ASA1,748,1211 4. The number of advanced placement courses offered to and the number of
12advanced placement credits earned by pupils.
AB64-ASA1,748,1513 5. The number of pupils earning industry-recognized credentials through a
14technical education program established by a school board as described in s. 118.33
15(1) (g) 1. c.
AB64-ASA1,1473 16Section 1473 . 115.385 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64-ASA1,749,217 115.385 (4) Annually, each public school, including a charter school, and each
18private school participating in a parental choice program under s. 118.60 or 119.23
19shall provide a copy of the school's accountability report to the parent or guardian of
20each pupil enrolled in or attending the school. Each school shall simultaneously
21provide to the parent or guardian of each pupil enrolled in the school a list of the
22educational options available to children who reside in the pupil's resident school
23district, including public schools, private schools participating in a parental choice
24program, charter schools, virtual schools, full-time or part-time open enrollment,
25youth options, course options
in a nonresident school district, the early college credit

1program
, and options for pupils enrolled in a home-based private educational
2program.
AB64-ASA1,1473k 3Section 1473k. 115.387 of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-ASA1,749,4 4115.387 School performance improvement grants. (1) In this section:
AB64-ASA1,749,65 (a) “Accountability report” means the school and school district accountability
6report published under s. 115.385.
AB64-ASA1,749,87 (b) “Eligible school” means any of the following that is located within the
8geographical boundaries of an eligible school district:
AB64-ASA1,749,109 1. A public school that is under the control of a school board, including a charter
10school under contract with the school board.
AB64-ASA1,749,1111 2. A charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x).
AB64-ASA1,749,1212 3. A private school participating in the program under s. 118.60 or 119.23.
AB64-ASA1,749,1313 (c) “Eligible school district” means any of the following:
AB64-ASA1,749,1514 1. A school district that was placed in the lowest performance category on the
15accountability report in the previous school year.
AB64-ASA1,749,1616 2. A 1st class city school district.
AB64-ASA1,749,1817 (d) 1. For purposes of a public school that is under the control of a school board,
18“number of pupils enrolled” has the meaning given in s. 115.437 (1).
AB64-ASA1,749,2019 2. For purposes of a charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x),
20“number of pupils enrolled” means the number of pupils attending the charter school.
AB64-ASA1,749,2321 3. For purposes of a private school participating in the program under s. 118.60
22or 119.23, “number of pupils enrolled” means the number of pupils attending the
23private school under the program under s. 118.60 or 119.23.
AB64-ASA1,750,3
1(2) Beginning in the 2018-19 school year and in each school year thereafter,
2subject to sub. (4), the department shall award a grant in an amount determined
3under sub. (3) to each eligible school that satisfies all of the following:
AB64-ASA1,750,54 (a) The eligible school develops a written school improvement plan to improve
5pupil performance in math and reading.
AB64-ASA1,750,116 (b) If the eligible school received a grant under this section in the previous
7school year, the numerical score that was the basis for the eligible school's
8performance category on the accountability report in the previous school year was
9greater than the numerical score that was the basis for the eligible school's
10performance category on the accountability report in the school year preceding the
11previous school year.
AB64-ASA1,750,13 12(3) The department shall calculate the amount of an eligible school's grant
13under sub. (2) as follows:
AB64-ASA1,750,1514 (a) Determine the total number of pupils enrolled in all eligible schools that are
15entitled to a grant under this section in the current school year.
AB64-ASA1,750,1716 (b) Divide the amount appropriated under s. 20.255 (2) (dg) for the current
17school year by the number of pupils determined under par. (a).
AB64-ASA1,750,1918 (c) Multiply the quotient determined in par. (b) by the number of pupils enrolled
19in the eligible school in the current school year.
AB64-ASA1,750,22 20(4) In each school year, the department may not award a grant under sub. (2)
21before the department of administration approves the per pupil amount calculated
22under sub. (3) (b) for that school year.
AB64-ASA1,750,24 23(5) A school board shall distribute funds it receives under this section to the
24school administrator of the eligible school that earned the award under this section.
AB64-ASA1,1474 25Section 1474 . 115.42 (3) of the statutes is repealed.
AB64-ASA1,1475
1Section 1475. 115.42 (4) (c) of the statutes is repealed.
AB64-ASA1,1475m 2Section 1475m. 115.423 of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-ASA1,751,12 3115.423 Rural school teacher talent pilot program. From the
4appropriation under s. 20.255 (1) (eg), the department shall award grants to
5cooperative educational service agencies to coordinate with universities and colleges
6to place undergraduate college students in rural school districts as student teachers
7and in practicums and internships. Grant moneys may be used to expand an existing
8student teacher, practicum, or internship program or to create a new program, but
9may not be used to maintain an existing program. Grant moneys may be used to
10cover the cooperative educational service agencies' costs to coordinate the program
11and to provide mileage reimbursement and stipends to participating
12undergraduates.
AB64-ASA1,1475p 13Section 1475p. 115.434 of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-ASA1,751,16 14115.434 Shared services pilot program. (1) (a) Two or more school boards
15may enter into an agreement to apply for aid under this section to share the services
16of one or more administrative personnel.
AB64-ASA1,751,1917 (b) To qualify for aid under this section, each applicant school board shall pass
18a resolution approving participation in the shared services program under this
19section.
AB64-ASA1,751,2320 (c) The school boards that have entered into an agreement to apply for aid
21under this section shall jointly submit a shared services plan to the department by
22July 1, 2018. The participating school boards shall include all of the following in the
23plan:
AB64-ASA1,751,2424 1. The position or positions the districts intend to share.
AB64-ASA1,751,2525 2. The position or positions that will be eliminated in each district.
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