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2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
May 8, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Thiesfeldt, Hutton, Kulp, Kremer,
R. Brooks, Tusler and Gannon, cosponsored by Senators Stroebel and Nass.
Referred to Committee on Government Accountability and Oversight.
AB304,1,3 1An Act to amend 118.30 (2) (b) 3. to 6.; and to create 118.30 (2) (b) 7. and 8. of
2the statutes; relating to: allowing a pupil's parent or guardian to opt out of
3certain statewide examinations.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires, upon request of a parent or guardian, a school board, operator
of an independent charter school, governing body of a private school participating in
a parental choice program, and managing entity of an opportunity school to excuse
a pupil enrolled in any grade from 3 to 12 from taking any examination required
under state or federal law, except the civics test that is a requirement for high school
graduation. Under current law, upon request from a parent or guardian, a school
board, an operator of an independent charter school, and a governing body of a
private school participating in a parental choice program must excuse a pupil in 4th,
8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th grade from taking the knowledge and concepts examination
adopted by the state superintendent of public instruction that is required to be
administered to pupils in that grade.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB304,1 4Section 1. 118.30 (2) (b) 3. to 6. of the statutes are amended to read:
AB304,2,4
1118.30 (2) (b) 3. Upon the request of a pupil's the parent or guardian, the of
2a pupil enrolled in any grade from 3 to 12, a
school board shall excuse the pupil from
3taking an any examination required under state or federal law, including any
4examination
administered under sub. (1m) or s. 118.301 (3).
AB304,2,85 4. Upon the request of a pupil's the parent or guardian of a pupil enrolled in
6any grade from 3 to 12
, the operator of a charter school under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x)
7shall excuse the pupil from taking an any examination required under state or
8federal law, including any examination
administered under sub. (1r) or s. 118.301 (3).
AB304,2,139 5. Upon the request of a pupil's the parent or guardian of a pupil enrolled in
10any grade from 3 to 12
, the governing body of a private school participating in the
11program under s. 119.23 shall excuse the pupil from taking an any examination
12required under state or federal law, including any examination administered under
13sub. (1s) (a) to (cm) or s. 118.301 (3).
AB304,2,1814 6. Upon the request of a pupil's the parent or guardian of a pupil enrolled in
15any grade from 3 to 12
, the governing body of a private school participating in the
16program under s. 118.60 shall excuse the pupil from taking an any examination
17required under state or federal law, including any examination administered under
18sub. (1t) (a) to (cm) or s. 118.301 (3).
AB304,2 19Section 2. 118.30 (2) (b) 7. and 8. of the statutes are created to read:
AB304,3,220 118.30 (2) (b) 7. Upon the request of the parent or guardian of a pupil enrolled
21in any grade from 3 to 12, any entity that, pursuant to s. 115.999 (3), 119.33 (2) (c),
22or 119.9002 (3), is responsible for the operation and general management of a school
23transferred to an opportunity schools and partnership program under s. 119.33 or
24subch. IX of ch. 115 or subch. II of ch. 119 shall excuse the pupil from taking any

1examination required under state or federal law, including any examination
2administered under sub. (1m), (1r), (1s), or (1t) or s. 118.301 (3).
AB304,3,43 8. Subdivisions 3. to 7. do not apply to the civics test under s. 118.33 (1m) (a)
41.
AB304,3,55 (End)
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