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115.345(5) (5) The school board may file a claim with the department for reimbursement for reasonable expenses incurred, excluding capital equipment costs, but not to exceed 15 percent of the cost of the meal or 50 cents per meal, whichever is less. Any cost in excess of the lesser amount may be charged to participants. If the department approves the claim, it shall certify that payment is due and the secretary of administration shall pay the claim from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (cn).
115.345(6) (6) All meals served must meet the approval of the state superintendent who shall establish minimum nutritional standards not inconsistent with federal standards and reasonable expenditure limits such that the average cost per meal is not excessive. The state superintendent shall give special consideration to dietary problems of elderly persons in formulating a nutritional plan. However, no school board shall be required to provide special foods for individual persons with allergies or medical disorders.
115.345(7) (7) Participants in a program under this section may be required to document their Wisconsin residency in a manner approved by the department. The state superintendent may issue identification cards to such persons if necessary.
115.345(7m) (7m) A private school or tribal school may establish a food services plan for elderly persons. If the plan meets all of the requirements of this section and is approved by the state superintendent, the private school or tribal school is eligible for reimbursement in the same manner as school districts under sub. (5).
115.345(8) (8) The state superintendent shall adopt reasonable rules necessary to implement this section.
115.345(9) (9) In this section, “authorized elderly person" means any resident of the state who is 60 years of age or more, or the spouse of any such person. A school board may admit nonresident persons who would otherwise qualify into its program except that no state funds under this section may be used to subsidize any portion of the meals served to such persons.
115.347 115.347 Direct certification of eligibility for school nutrition programs.
115.347(1) (1) Beginning in the 1994-95 school year, a school board may submit enrollment data to the department of children and families for the purpose of directly certifying children as eligible for free or reduced-price meals under the federal school nutrition programs. The department of children and families shall prescribe a format for the report.
115.347(2) (2) Whenever a school district that is located in whole or in part in a county that has converted to the client assistance for reemployment and economic support data system submits a report under sub. (1) in the prescribed format, the department of children and families shall determine which children enrolled in the school district are members of Wisconsin Works groups participating under s. 49.147 (3) to (5) or of families receiving aid to families with dependent children or food stamps and shall provide the information to the school board as soon thereafter as possible. The school board shall use the information to directly certify children as eligible for free or reduced-price meals served by the school district under federal school nutrition programs, pursuant to 42 USC 1758 (b) (2) (C) (ii) and (iii).
115.347(3) (3) The state superintendent shall assist school boards in developing a method for submitting enrollment data to the department of children and families under sub. (1).
115.35 115.35 Health problems education program.
115.35(1) (1) A critical health problems education program is established in the department. The program shall be a systematic and integrated program designed to provide appropriate learning experiences based on scientific knowledge of the human organism as it functions within its environment and designed to favorably influence the health, understanding, attitudes and practices of the individual child which will enable him or her to adapt to changing health problems of our society. The program shall be designed to educate youth with regard to critical health problems and shall include, but not be limited to, the following topics as the basis for comprehensive education curricula in all elementary and secondary schools: controlled substances, as defined in s. 961.01 (4); controlled substance analogs, as defined in s. 961.01 (4m); alcohol; tobacco; mental health; sexually transmitted diseases, including acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; human growth and development; and related health and safety topics. Participation in the human growth and development topic of the curricula shall be entirely voluntary. The department may not require a school board to use a specific human growth and development curriculum.
115.35(2) (2) In carrying out this section, the state superintendent may, without limitation because of enumeration:
115.35(2)(a) (a) Establish guidelines to help school districts develop comprehensive health education programs.
115.35(2)(b) (b) Establish special in-service programs to provide professional preparation in health education for teachers throughout the state.
115.35(2)(c) (c) Provide leadership institutions of higher education to develop and extend curricula in health education for professional preparation in both in-service and preservice programs.
115.35(2)(d) (d) Develop cooperative programs between school districts and institutions of higher education whereby the appropriate health personnel of such institutions would be available to guide the continuing professional preparation of teachers and the development of curricula for local programs.
115.35(2)(e) (e) Assist in the development of plans and procedures for the evaluation of health education curricula.
115.35(3) (3) The department may appoint a council consisting of representatives from universities and colleges, law enforcement, the various fields of education, the voluntary health agencies, the department of health services, the professional health associations and other groups or agencies it deems appropriate to advise it on the implementation of this section, including teachers, administrators and local school boards.
115.35(4) (4) The department shall cooperate with agencies of the federal government and receive and use federal funds for the purposes of this section.
115.35(5) (5) In each report under s. 15.04 (1) (d), the state superintendent shall include information:
115.35(5)(a) (a) As to the scope and nature of programs undertaken under this section.
115.35(5)(b) (b) As to the degree and nature of cooperation being maintained with other state and local agencies.
115.35(5)(c) (c) As to the state superintendent's recommendations to improve such programs and cooperation.
115.355 115.355 Assistance to schools for instruction on adoption. The department shall annually and upon request disseminate to appropriate public school staff information about materials and services available through the state adoption center under s. 48.55 which may serve as resources for instruction on adoption for pupils in grades kindergarten through 12.
115.355 History History: 1997 a. 104; 1999 a. 9.
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 32, 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.
115.365 115.365 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 Alternative education grants.
115.366(1) (1) From the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (cf), the department shall award grants to school districts and consortia of school districts for alternative education programs, as defined by the department by rule. The department shall encourage rural school districts and consortia of school districts to apply for grants under this section.
115.366(2) (2) The department shall promulgate rules to implement and administer this section.
115.366 History History: 1999 a. 9.
115.366 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. PI 44, Wis. adm. code.
115.368 115.368 Assistance to schools for protective behaviors programs.
115.368(1)(1) The purpose of this section is to enable and encourage public, private, and tribal schools to develop protective behaviors programs and anti-offender behavior programs designed to assist minors and their parents or guardians in recognizing, avoiding, preventing, and halting physically or psychologically intrusive or abusive situations that may be harmful to minors.
115.368(2) (2) The department, in conjunction with the department of health services and the department of children and families, and after consulting with established organizations providing services with a focus on children of risk, shall:
115.368(2)(a) (a) Develop and conduct protective behaviors training programs for the professional staff of public, private, and tribal schools and counties under ss. 46.034, 46.215, 46.22, 46.23, 51.42, and 51.437. The training programs shall include information on how to assist a minor and his or her parent or guardian in recognizing, avoiding, preventing, and halting physically or psychologically intrusive or abusive situations that may be harmful to the minor, including child abuse, sexual abuse, and child enticement. The training programs shall emphasize how to help minors to develop positive psychological, emotional, and problem-solving responses to such situations, and to avoid relying on negative, fearful, or solely reactive methods of dealing with such situations. The training programs shall also include information on the detection, by other minors, their parents or guardians, and school staff, of conditions that indicate that a minor is being or has been subjected to such situations; the proper action to take when there is reason to believe that a minor is being or has been subjected to such situations; and the coordination of school protective behaviors programs and activities with programs and activities of other state and local agencies. Persons other than the professional staff of public, private, and tribal schools and counties under ss. 46.034, 46.215, 46.22, 46.23, 51.42, and 51.437 may attend the training programs. The department may charge such persons a fee sufficient to cover the increased costs of materials, but not personnel cost, to the department of their participation in the programs. The department may not deny any resident of Wisconsin the opportunity to participate in a program if the person is unable to pay any fee.
115.368(2)(b) (b) Provide consultation and technical assistance to public, private, and tribal schools for the development and implementation of protective behaviors programs and the coordination of those programs with programs of other state and local agencies.
115.37 115.37 Blind and visual impairment education council.
115.37(1)(1) In this section:
115.37(1)(a) (a) “Council" means the blind and visual impairment education council.
115.37(1)(b) (b) “Visually impaired" has the meaning given in s. 115.51 (4).
115.37(2) (2) The state superintendent shall seek the advice of and consult with the council on issues related to persons who are visually impaired. The state superintendent and the director of the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, or their designees, shall attend meetings of the council.
115.37(3) (3) The council shall do all of the following:
115.37(3)(a) (a) Meet at least twice each year.
115.37(3)(b) (b) Advise the state superintendent on such statewide services, activities, programs, investigations and research as in its judgment will benefit pupils who are visually impaired.
115.37(3)(c) (c) Make recommendations for the improvement of services provided by the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
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2015-16 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2017 Wis. Act 57 and all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders effective on or before September 12, 2017. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after September 12, 2017 are designated by NOTES. (Published 9-12-17)