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AB64-ASA1,778,2220 (a) In the school year in which the consolidation takes effect and in each of the
21subsequent 4 school years, $150 multiplied by the number of pupils enrolled, as
22defined in s. 115.437 (1), in the school district in that school year.
AB64-ASA1,778,2523 (b) In the 5th school year following the school year in which the consolidation
24takes effect, 50 percent of the amount the school district received under par. (a) in
25the 4th year following the school year in which the consolidation takes effect.
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1(c) In the 6th school year following the school year in which the consolidation
2takes effect, 25 percent of the amount the school district received under par. (a) in
3the 4th year following the school year in which the consolidation takes effect.
AB64-ASA1,1504v 4Section 1504v. 117.09 (6) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-ASA1,779,75 117.09 (6) State aid. From the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (br), the
6department shall pay to a school district created by a consolidation under this section
7that takes effect on or after July 1, 2019, the following amounts:
AB64-ASA1,779,108 (a) In the school year in which the consolidation takes effect and in each of the
9subsequent 4 school years, $150 multiplied by the number of pupils enrolled, as
10defined in s. 115.437 (1), in the school district in that school year.
AB64-ASA1,779,1311 (b) In the 5th school year following the school year in which the consolidation
12takes effect, 50 percent of the amount the school district received under par. (a) in
13the 4th year following the school year in which the consolidation takes effect.
AB64-ASA1,779,1614 (c) In the 6th school year following the school year in which the consolidation
15takes effect, 25 percent of the amount the school district received under par. (a) in
16the 4th year following the school year in which the consolidation takes effect.
AB64-ASA1,1504w 17Section 1504w. 117.105 (4m) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-ASA1,779,2018 117.105 (4m) Procedures for creation of a school district based on an
19opportunity schools and partnership program; certain villages.
(a) In this
20subsection:
AB64-ASA1,779,2121 1. “Eligible unified school district” has the meaning given in s. 115.999 (2m) (a).
AB64-ASA1,779,2322 2. “Village board” means the village board of a village located in an eligible
23unified school district.
AB64-ASA1,780,224 (b) If a village board adopts a resolution under s. 115.999 (2m) (c) affirming the
25village board's intent to create a new school district or a resolution to provide a

1referendum under s. 115.999 (2m) (d), the village board shall submit the resolution
2to the board.
AB64-ASA1,780,83 (c) 1. Upon receipt of a resolution under par. (b), the board shall hold a public
4hearing on the proposed reorganization. After the hearing and after consulting with
5the school board of the eligible unified school district and the village boards of the
6villages located within the proposed school district, the board shall determine the
7apportionment of assets and liabilities between the eligible unified school district
8and the proposed school district according to the criteria under s. 66.0235 (2c).
AB64-ASA1,780,129 2. By no later than 180 days after the village board receives notice under s.
10115.28 (10o) (d), the board shall issue an order that includes the territory of the new
11school district, as described in the resolution adopted by the village board, and the
12apportionment of assets and liabilities as determined under subd. 1.
AB64-ASA1,780,1513 (d) A binding referendum on a proposed reorganization ordered by the board
14under par. (c) 2. shall be held in the territory of the school district proposed to be
15created by the reorganization.
AB64-ASA1,780,2016 (e) 1. If a majority of the votes cast in the referendum held under par. (d) is in
17favor of the creation of the proposed school district, no later than 60 days after the
18referendum is held, the village boards of the villages included in the proposed school
19district shall adopt a resolution to designate all of the following for the proposed
20school district:
AB64-ASA1,780,2121 a. The number of school board members under s. 120.01 or 120.41.
AB64-ASA1,780,2222 b. The terms of initial members of the school board under s. 120.02 (3) (a).
AB64-ASA1,780,2323 c. The method of election of school board members under s. 120.06 or 120.42.
AB64-ASA1,780,2524 2. A village that adopts a resolution under subd. 1. shall submit the resolution
25to the eligible unified school district.
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13. If a majority of the votes cast in the referendum held under par. (d) is in favor
2of the creation of the proposed school district, after receiving a resolution under subd.
32., the school board of the eligible unified school district shall make and file an order
4of school district reorganization under s. 117.17 (2). In the order, the school board
5shall designate that the first election of school board members of the newly created
6school district shall occur at the regularly scheduled spring election immediately
7following the date on which the order is filed with the board. The reorganization
8shall take effect on the July 1 described in the resolution adopted by the village board
9under s. 115.999 (2m) (c).
AB64-ASA1,781,1110 (f) Subsections (1) to (4) and ss. 117.14 and 117.15 do not apply to a
11reorganization under this subsection.
AB64-ASA1,1504x 12Section 1504x. 117.20 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64-ASA1,781,2113 117.20 (1) (a) Except as provided in par. (b), if a referendum is required under
14ss. 117.08 to 117.11, it shall be held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in
15November following receipt of the petition or adoption of the resolution under s.
16117.08 (3) (a), 117.09 (3) (a), 117.10 (3) (a) or 117.11 (4) (a). If a referendum is required
17under s. 117.105 (3), it shall be held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in the 2nd
18November following receipt of the petition or adoption of the resolution under s.
19117.105 (1). If a referendum is required under s. 117.105 (4m), it shall be held on the
20Tuesday after the first Monday in November following the date an order is issued by
21the board under s. 117.105 (4m) (c).
AB64-ASA1,1504y 22Section 1504y. 117.22 (2) (bm) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64-ASA1,781,2523 117.22 (2) (bm) If an order of reorganization is issued under s. 117.105, the first
24election of school board members shall be held at the spring election following the
25referendum under s. 117.105 (3) or (4m).
AB64-ASA1,1505f
1Section 1505f. 118.076 (3) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64-ASA1,782,62 118.076 (3) (intro.) Beginning in the 2017-18 school year and subject to sub.
3(4)
, each school board operating any grade from 7 to 12, the operator of each charter
4school established under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x) that operates any grade from 7 to 12,
5and the governing body of each private school that operates any grade from 7 to 12
6shall do all of the following:
AB64-ASA1,1505h 7Section 1505h. 118.076 (4) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-ASA1,782,118 118.076 (4) (a) In this subsection, a “virtual school” is a school in which all or
9a portion of the instruction is provided through means of the Internet, and the pupils
10enrolled in and instructional staff employed by the school are geographically remote
11from each other. “Virtual school” includes a virtual charter school.
AB64-ASA1,782,1612 (b) A virtual school need not provide any instruction required under sub. (3) in
13a manner that requires the pupils receiving the instruction and instructional staff
14providing the instruction to be together in the same geographical location. A virtual
15school may provide all of the instruction required under sub. (3) through the means
16of the Internet.
AB64-ASA1,1506m 17Section 1506m. 118.16 (2) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64-ASA1,783,318 118.16 (2) (c) Except as provided under pars. (cg) and (cr), shall notify the
19parent or guardian of a child who has been truant of the child's truancy and direct
20the parent or guardian to return the child to school no later than the next day on
21which school is in session or to provide an excuse under s. 118.15. The notice under
22this paragraph shall be given before the end of the 2nd school day after receiving a
23report of an unexcused absence. The notice may be made by electronic
24communication,
personal contact, 1st class mail, or telephone call of which a written
25record is kept, except that. The school attendance officer shall attempt to give notice

1by personal contact or, telephone call shall be attempted, or, unless the parent or
2guardian has refused to receive electronic communication, electronic communication

3before notice by 1st class mail may be given.
AB64-ASA1,1506n 4Section 1506n. 118.19 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64-ASA1,783,6 5118.19 (title) Teacher certificates and licenses; administrator and pupil
6services professional licenses
.
AB64-ASA1,1507 7Section 1507 . 118.19 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64-ASA1,783,118 118.19 (1) Except as provided in subs. (1b) and (1c) and s. 118.40 (8) (b) 1. and
92., any person seeking to teach in a public school, including a charter school, or in a
10school or institution operated by a county or the state shall first procure a license or
11permit from the department.
AB64-ASA1,1507m 12Section 1507m. 118.19 (1b) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-ASA1,783,1613 118.19 (1b) An individual may teach an online course in a subject and level in
14a public school, including a charter school, without a license or permit from the
15department if the individual holds a valid license or permit to teach the subject and
16level in the state from which the online course is provided.
AB64-ASA1,1508 17Section 1508 . 118.19 (1c) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-ASA1,783,2118 118.19 (1c) (a) In this subsection, “institution of higher education” means an
19institution or college campus within the University of Wisconsin System, a technical
20college under ch. 38, or any private, nonprofit postsecondary institution that is a
21member of the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.
AB64-ASA1,783,2522 (b) A faculty member of an institution of higher education may teach in a public
23high school, including a charter school that operates only high school grades, without
24a license or permit from the department if the faculty member satisfies all of the
25following:
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11. The faculty member is in good standing with the institution of higher
2education at which he or she is a member of the faculty.
AB64-ASA1,784,33 2. The faculty member possesses a bachelor's degree.
AB64-ASA1,784,64 3. The department conducts a background investigation of the faculty member
5and the results of the background investigation would not make the faculty member
6ineligible for a teaching license under sub. (4) or (10).
AB64-ASA1,1509 7Section 1509 . 118.19 (1m) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64-ASA1,784,148 118.19 (1m) (a) The department of public instruction may not issue or renew
9a license or permit or revalidate a license that has no expiration date unless the
10applicant provides the department of public instruction with his or her social
11security number. The department of public instruction may not disclose the social
12security number except to the department of revenue for the sole purpose of
13requesting certifications under s. 73.0301 and to the department of workforce
14development for the sole purpose of requesting certifications under s. 108.227.
AB64-ASA1,784,2015 (b) The department of public instruction may not issue or renew a license or
16permit or revalidate a license that has no expiration date if the department of
17revenue certifies under s. 73.0301 that the applicant, licensee, or permit holder is
18liable for delinquent taxes or if the department of workforce development certifies
19under s. 108.227 that the applicant, licensee, or permit holder is liable for delinquent
20unemployment insurance contributions.
AB64-ASA1,1510 21Section 1510 . 118.19 (1r) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64-ASA1,785,322 118.19 (1r) (a) As provided in the memorandum of understanding under s.
2349.857, the department of public instruction may not issue or renew a license or
24permit or revalidate a license that has no expiration date unless the applicant
25provides the department of public instruction with his or her social security number.

1The department of public instruction may not disclose the social security number
2except to the department of children and families for the sole purpose of
3administering s. 49.22.
AB64-ASA1,785,124 (b) As provided in the memorandum of understanding under s. 49.857, the
5department may not issue or renew a license or permit or revalidate a license that
6has no expiration date if the applicant, licensee or permit holder is delinquent in
7making court-ordered payments of child or family support, maintenance, birth
8expenses, medical expenses or other expenses related to the support of a child or
9former spouse or if the applicant, licensee or permit holder fails to comply, after
10appropriate notice, with a subpoena or warrant issued by the department of children
11and families or a county child support agency under s. 59.53 (5) and related to
12paternity or child support proceedings.
AB64-ASA1,1511 13Section 1511 . 118.19 (1s) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64-ASA1,785,1814 118.19 (1s) (a) Notwithstanding subs. (1m) and (1r), if an applicant does not
15have a social security number, the applicant, as a condition of applying for, or
16applying to renew or revalidate, a license under this section shall submit a statement
17made or subscribed under oath or affirmation to the department that the applicant
18does not have a social security number.
AB64-ASA1,1511p 19Section 1511p. 118.19 (3) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64-ASA1,786,1720 118.19 (3) (a) No license to teach in any public school may be issued unless the
21applicant possesses a bachelor's degree including such professional training as the
22department by rule requires, except as permitted under par. (b) and ss. 115.28 (17)
23(a), 118.191, 118.1915, 118.192, 118.193, and 118.194, and 118.197. Notwithstanding
24s. 36.11 (16), no teacher preparatory program in this state may be approved by the
25state superintendent under s. 115.28 (7) (a), unless each student in the program is

1required to complete student teaching consisting of full days for a full semester
2following the daily schedule and semester calendar of the cooperating school. No
3license to teach in any public school may be granted to an applicant who completed
4a professional training program outside this state unless the applicant completed
5student teaching consisting of full days for a full semester following the daily
6schedule and semester calendar of the cooperating school or the equivalent, as
7determined by the state superintendent. The state superintendent may grant
8exceptions to the student teaching requirements under this paragraph when the
9midyear calendars of the institution offering the teacher preparatory program and
10the cooperating school differ from each other and would prevent students from
11attending classes at the institution in accordance with the institution's calendar.
12The state superintendent shall promulgate rules to implement this subsection. If for
13the purpose of granting a license to teach or for approving a teacher preparatory
14program the state superintendent requires that an institution of higher education
15be accredited, the state superintendent shall accept accreditation by a regional or
16national institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. department of
17education or by a programmatic accrediting organization.
AB64-ASA1,1512 18Section 1512 . 118.19 (4m) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64-ASA1,786,2419 118.19 (4m) The state superintendent may not issue or renew a license to teach
20the visually impaired unless the applicant demonstrates, based on criteria
21established by the state superintendent by rule, that he or she is proficient in reading
22and writing braille and in teaching braille. In promulgating rules under this
23subsection, the state superintendent shall take into consideration the standard used
24by the librarian of congress for certifying braille transcribers.
AB64-ASA1,1512c 25Section 1512c. 118.19 (7m) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-ASA1,787,3
1118.19 (7m) The state superintendent shall grant a substitute teacher permit
2to an individual who is eligible for licensure under subs. (4) and (10), has an associate
3degree, and has successfully completed substitute teacher training.
AB64-ASA1,1512d 4Section 1512d. 118.19 (10) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 118.19 (10) (a)
5(intro.) and amended to read:
AB64-ASA1,787,66 118.19 (10) (a) (intro.) In this subsection, “ educational:
AB64-ASA1,787,7 71. “Educational agency" has the meaning given in s. 115.31 (1) (b).
AB64-ASA1,1512h 8Section 1512h. 118.19 (10) (a) 2. of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-ASA1,787,109 118.19 (10) (a) 2. “Pupil services professional” has the meaning given in s.
10118.257 (1) (c).
AB64-ASA1,1512p 11Section 1512p. 118.19 (10) (b) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64-ASA1,787,1512 118.19 (10) (b) 1. Conduct a background investigation of each applicant for
13issuance or renewal of a license or permit, including a license or permit issued to a
14pupil services professional, and for a faculty member seeking to teach in a public high
15school without a license or permit
.
AB64-ASA1,1512t 16Section 1512t. 118.19 (10) (b) 2. of the statutes is renumbered 118.19 (10) (b)
172. (intro.) and amended to read:
AB64-ASA1,787,1918 118.19 (10) (b) 2. (intro.) Over a 5-year period At least once every 5 years,
19conduct a background investigation of each person who satisfies all of the following:
AB64-ASA1,787,21 20a. The person holds a license, issued by the state superintendent, including a
21license issued to a pupil services professional,
that has no expiration date and who.
AB64-ASA1,787,23 22b. The person is employed by an educational agency or by a charter school
23established under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x)
.
AB64-ASA1,1516 24Section 1516 . 118.19 (10) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64-ASA1,788,2
1118.19 (10) (e) The state superintendent may issue or renew a license or permit
2conditioned upon the receipt of a satisfactory background investigation.
AB64-ASA1,1517 3Section 1517 . 118.19 (12) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64-ASA1,788,114 118.19 (12) Beginning on July 1, 1998, the department may not issue or renew
5a license that authorizes the holder to teach reading or language arts to pupils in any
6prekindergarten class or in any of the grades from kindergarten to 6 unless the
7applicant has successfully completed instruction preparing the applicant to teach
8reading and language arts using appropriate instructional methods, including
9phonics. The phonics instruction need not be provided as a separate course. In this
10subsection, “phonics" means a method of teaching beginners to read and pronounce
11words by learning the phonetic value of letters, letter groups and syllables.
AB64-ASA1,1518 12Section 1518 . 118.19 (17) of the statutes is repealed.
AB64-ASA1,1519 13Section 1519 . 118.19 (18) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-ASA1,788,1914 118.19 (18) (a) Beginning on the effective date of this paragraph .... [LRB
15inserts date], and subject to ss. 115.31 and 115.315, an individual who is applying for
16an initial teaching license, an initial administrator license, or an initial pupil
17services professional license under this section shall be subject to the requirement
18of this paragraph. The department may issue a provisional license for a term of 3
19years to an individual who applies for an initial license under this paragraph.
AB64-ASA1,788,2320 (b) 1. Except as provided in par. (c), and subject to ss. 115.31 and 115.315, a
21professional or master teaching license, administrator license, or pupil services
22license that is valid and current on the effective date of this subdivision .... [LRB
23inserts date], is a lifetime license and has no expiration date.
AB64-ASA1,789,224 2. The department shall, subject to ss. 115.31 and 115.315, issue a provisional
25license to an individual who holds a valid and current initial teaching, administrator,

1or pupil services license on the effective date of this subdivision .... [LRB inserts
2date].
AB64-ASA1,789,93 3. a. The department may issue a lifetime license under this subdivision to an
4individual who obtained a provisional license under subd. 2. or par. (a) if the
5individual has successfully completed 6 semesters of teaching, administrating, or
6pupil services experience and if the school board of each school district in which the
7individual served as a teacher, administrator, or pupil services professional certifies
8to the department that the semesters completed by that individual in that school
9district were completed successfully.
AB64-ASA1,789,1410 b. An individual who does not complete 6 semesters of teaching,
11administrating, or pupil services experience within the 3-year term of a provisional
12license issued under par. (a) may apply to renew the provisional license. There is no
13limit to the number of times an individual may renew a provisional license under par.
14(a).
AB64-ASA1,789,2015 (c) If an individual who holds a lifetime license under par. (b) is not actively
16employed by a school district for 5 or more consecutive years, the department shall
17invalidate the lifetime license. An individual whose lifetime license has been
18invalidated under this paragraph may not revalidate the lifetime license until the
19individual applies for and obtains a provisional license under par. (a) and obtains the
20certification required under par. (b) 3. a.
AB64-ASA1,1519m 21Section 1519m. 118.1915 of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-ASA1,790,2 22118.1915 Licensure for Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps
23instructors.
(1) Notwithstanding s. 118.19 (4m), (6) to (9), and (12) to (14), the
24department shall grant a license to an individual to provide instruction to pupils
25enrolled in a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program offered in the high

1school grades if the individual is eligible for licensure under s. 118.19 (4) and (10) and
2the individual satisfies all of the following:
AB64-ASA1,790,33 (a) Possesses a bachelor's degree.
AB64-ASA1,790,54 (b) Successfully completed a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Instructor
5Certification program.
AB64-ASA1,790,8 6(2) A license under sub. (1) authorizes an individual to teach the courses for
7which the individual has successfully completed the Junior Reserve Officer Training
8Corps Instructor Certification process.
AB64-ASA1,1520 9Section 1520 . 118.193 (2) (c) of the statutes is repealed.
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