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AB64,719,18 15118.196 Teacher development program. (1) A school district may apply
16to the department of workforce development for a grant under s. 106.272 to design
17and implement with one of the following partnering entities a teacher development
18program that satisfies the requirements under sub. (2):
AB64,719,1919 (a) A school of education in the University of Wisconsin System.
AB64,719,2120 (b) The flexible option program in the University of Wisconsin System
21Extension.
AB64,720,2 22(2) (a) The school district and the partnering entity under sub. (1) shall design
23the teacher development program to prepare employees of the school district who
24work closely with students and hold a bachelor's degree to successfully complete the
25requirements for obtaining a permit under s. 118.192 or an initial teaching license

1under s. 118.19, including any standardized examination prescribed by the state
2superintendent as a condition for permitting or licensure.
AB64,720,73 (b) To implement the teacher development program designed under par. (a), the
4school district shall allow employees who are enrolled in the program to satisfy
5student teaching requirements in a school in the school district, and the partnering
6entity under sub. (1) shall prepare and provide intensive coursework for
7participating school district employees.
AB64,720,10 8(3) Notwithstanding s. 118.19 (3) (a), the department may issue an initial
9teaching license to an individual who completes a teacher development program
10designed and implemented under this section.
AB64,1525 11Section 1525. 118.21 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,720,2012 118.21 (2) Any person who contracts to teach in any public school shall file in
13the office of the school district administrator, within 10 days after entering into such
14contract, a statement showing the date of expiration, if any, and the grade and
15character of certificate or license held. In any school district not having a school
16district administrator, the statement shall be filed with the school district clerk.
17Teachers employed by a cooperative educational service agency shall file the
18statement in the office of the agency coordinator. No order or warrant may be issued
19by the school district clerk in payment of the salary of any teacher, unless the teacher
20has complied with this subsection.
AB64,1526 21Section 1526. 118.24 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,720,2522 118.24 (1) A school board may employ a school district administrator, a
23business manager, and school principals and assistants to such persons. The term
24of each employment contract may not exceed 2 years. A contract for a term of 2 years
25may provide for one or more extensions of one year each.
AB64,1527
1Section 1527. 118.24 (6) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,721,152 118.24 (6) The employment contract of any person described under sub. (1)
3shall be in writing and filed with the school district clerk. At least 4 months prior
4to the expiration of the employment contract, the employing school board shall give
5notice in writing of either renewal of the contract or of refusal to renew such person's
6contract. If no such notice is given, the contract then in force shall continue in force
7for 2 years.
Any such person who receives notice of renewal or who does not receive
8notice of renewal or refusal to renew the person's contract at least 4 months before
9the contract expiration shall accept or reject the contract in writing on or before a
10date 3 months prior to the contract expiration. No such person may be employed or
11dismissed except by a majority vote of the full membership of the school board.
12Nothing in this section prevents the modification or termination of an employment
13contract by mutual agreement of the parties. No school board may enter into a
14contract of employment with any such person for a period of time as to which such
15person is then under a contract of employment with another school board.
AB64,1528 16Section 1528. 118.24 (8) of the statutes is repealed.
AB64,1529 17Section 1529. 118.35 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,721,2318 118.35 (4) From the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (fy), the department shall
19award grants to nonprofit organizations, cooperative educational service agencies,
20institutions within the University of Wisconsin System, and the school district
21operating under ch. 119
districts for the purpose of providing to gifted and talented
22pupils those services and activities not ordinarily provided in a regular school
23program that allow such pupils to fully develop their capabilities.
AB64,1530 24Section 1530 . 118.38 (2) (am) of the statutes is renumbered 118.38 (2).
AB64,1531 25Section 1531 . 118.38 (2) (bm) of the statutes is repealed.
AB64,1532
1Section 1532. 118.40 (2r) (e) 2p. a. of the statutes, as affected by 2015
2Wisconsin Act 55
, is amended to read:
AB64,722,103 118.40 (2r) (e) 2p. a. Add the amounts appropriated in the current fiscal year
4under s. 20.255 (2), except s. 20.255 (2) (ac), (az), (bb), (df), (dg), (dj), (fm), (fr), (fu),
5(k), and (m); and s. 20.505 (4) (es); and the amount, as determined by the secretary
6of administration, of the appropriation under s. 20.505 (4)
(s) allocated for payments
7to telecommunications providers under contracts with school districts and
8cooperative educational service agencies under s. 16.971 (13), for grants to school
9district consortia under s. 16.997 (7), and to make educational technology teacher
10training grants under s. 16.996
.
****Note: This is reconciled s. 118.40 (2r) (e) 2p. a. This Section has been affected
by drafts with the following LRB numbers: -1364/P4, -1766/P2, and -1826/P2.
AB64,1533 11Section 1533 . 118.40 (8) (d) 2. of the statutes is repealed.
AB64,1534 12Section 1534. 118.40 (8) (fm) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64,722,1713 118.40 (8) (fm) Attendance requirement. The governing body of a virtual
14charter school may not allow a pupil to begin attending the virtual charter school
15during a semester in which the pupil has been absent from a school without an
16acceptable excuse under s. 118.15 or 118.16 (4) for part or all of 4 or more days on
17which the school was held during the school semester.
AB64,1535 18Section 1535. 118.51 (5) (a) 1. (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,723,619 118.51 (5) (a) 1. (intro.) The availability of space in the schools, programs,
20classes, or grades within the nonresident school district. The nonresident school
21board shall determine the number of regular education and special education spaces
22available within the school district in the January meeting of the school board, except
23that for the 2011-12 school year the board shall determine the number of regular

1education and special education spaces available within the school district in the
no
2later than the first Monday in
February meeting of the school board. In determining
3the availability of space, the nonresident school board may consider criteria such as
4class size limits, pupil-teacher ratios, or enrollment projections established by the
5nonresident school board and may include in its count of occupied spaces all of the
6following:
AB64,1536 7Section 1536 . 118.52 (title) of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
AB64,723,8 8118.52 (title) Part-time open enrollment.
AB64,1537 9Section 1537 . 118.52 (1) (am) of the statutes is repealed.
AB64,1538 10Section 1538 . 118.52 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,723,1611 118.52 (2) Applicability. A Beginning in the 2017-18 school year, a pupil
12enrolled in a public school in the high school grades may attend an educational
13institution
public school in a nonresident school district under this section for the
14purpose of taking a course offered by the educational institution nonresident school
15district
. A pupil may attend no more than 2 courses at any time at educational
16institutions
in nonresident school districts under this section.
AB64,1539 17Section 1539 . 118.52 (3) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,724,718 118.52 (3) (a) The parent of a pupil who wishes to attend an educational
19institution
public school in a nonresident school district for the purpose of taking a
20course under this section shall submit an application, on a form provided by the
21department, to the educational institution at school board of the nonresident school
22district in
which the pupil wishes to attend a course not later than 6 weeks prior to
23the date on which the course is scheduled to commence. The application shall specify
24the course that the pupil wishes to attend and may specify the school or schools at
25which the pupil wishes to attend the course. The educational institution nonresident

1school board
shall send a copy of the application to the pupil's resident school board,
2except that if the pupil is attending a school in a school district other than the pupil's
3resident school district pursuant to a whole grade sharing agreement under s.
4118.50, the educational institution nonresident school district to which the pupil
5applies under this section
shall send a copy of the application to the school board of
6the district in which the pupil is attending school pursuant to the whole grade
7sharing agreement
.
AB64,1540 8Section 1540 . 118.52 (3) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,724,129 118.52 (3) (b) If an educational institution a nonresident school board receives
10more applications for a particular course than there are spaces available in the
11course, the educational institution nonresident school board shall determine which
12pupils to accept on a random basis.
AB64,1541 13Section 1541 . 118.52 (3) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,725,214 118.52 (3) (c) No later than one week prior to the date on which the course is
15scheduled to commence, the educational institution nonresident school board shall
16notify the applicant and the resident school board, in writing, whether the
17application has been accepted and, if the application is accepted, the school at which
18the pupil may attend the course. If the applicant pupil is attending a school in a
19school district other than the pupil's resident school district pursuant to a whole
20grade sharing agreement under s. 118.50, the educational institution school board
21of the district to which the pupil applies under this section
shall provide the notice
22required under this paragraph to the school board of the district in which the pupil
23is attending school pursuant to the whole grade sharing agreement. The acceptance
24applies only for the following semester, school year, or other session in which the
25course is offered. If the educational institution school board of the district to which

1the pupil applies under this section
rejects an application, it shall include in the
2notice the reason for the rejection.
AB64,1542 3Section 1542 . 118.52 (3) (d) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,725,74 118.52 (3) (d) 1. If it denies an application to attend an educational institution
5public school in a nonresident school district under sub. (6), notify the applicant and
6the educational institution nonresident school board, in writing, that the application
7has been denied and include in the notice the reason for the rejection.
AB64,1543 8Section 1543 . 118.52 (3) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,725,169 118.52 (3) (e) Following receipt of a notice of acceptance but prior to the date
10on which the course is scheduled to commence, the pupil's parent shall notify the
11resident school board, or, if the pupil is attending school in a school district other than
12the pupil's resident school district pursuant to a whole grade sharing agreement
13under s. 118.50, the school board of the district in which the pupil is attending school,
14and the educational institution school board of the district to which the pupil applies
15under this section
of the pupil's intent to attend the course at in the educational
16institution
school district to which the pupil applies under this section.
AB64,1544 17Section 1544 . 118.52 (6) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,726,218 118.52 (6) (a) Individualized education program requirements. The school
19board of a pupil's resident school district, or, if the pupil is attending school in a school
20district other than the pupil's resident school district pursuant to a whole grade
21sharing agreement under s. 118.50, the school board of the district in which the pupil
22is attending school, shall reject a pupil's application to attend a course at an
23educational institution
in a public school in a nonresident school district under this
24section
if the resident school board or the school board of the district in which the

1pupil is attending school, respectively, determines that the course conflicts with the
2individualized education program for the pupil under s. 115.787 (2).
AB64,1545 3Section 1545 . 118.52 (6) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64,726,104 118.52 (6) (b) Undue financial burden. The school board of a pupil's resident
5school district may reject an application to attend a course in a public school in a
6nonresident school district if the cost of the course would impose upon the resident
7school district an undue financial burden in light of the resident school district's total
8economic circumstances, including its revenue limit under subch. VII of ch. 121, its
9ability to pay tuition costs for the pupil, and the per pupil cost for children continuing
10to be served by the resident school district.
AB64,1546 11Section 1546 . 118.52 (6) (c) of the statutes is repealed.
AB64,1547 12Section 1547 . 118.52 (8) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,726,1913 118.52 (8) Appeal of rejection. If an application is rejected under sub. (3) (c)
14or a pupil is prohibited from attending a course at an educational institution in a
15public school in a nonresident school district
under sub. (6), the pupil's parent may
16appeal the decision to the department within 30 days after the decision. The
17department shall affirm the decision unless the department finds that the decision
18was arbitrary or unreasonable. The department's decision is final and is not subject
19to judicial review under subch. III of ch. 227.
AB64,1548 20Section 1548 . 118.52 (9) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,726,2521 118.52 (9) Rights and privileges of nonresident pupils. A pupil attending a
22course at an educational institution in a public school in a nonresident school district
23under this section has all of the rights and privileges of other pupils attending the
24educational institution
residing in that school district and is subject to the same rules
25and regulations as those pupils residing in that school district.
AB64,1549
1Section 1549. 118.52 (10) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,727,92 118.52 (10) Disciplinary records. Notwithstanding s. 118.125, the resident
3school board shall provide to the educational institution nonresident school board to
4which a pupil has applied under this section, upon request by that educational
5institution
school board, a copy of any expulsion findings and orders, a copy of records
6of any pending disciplinary proceeding involving the pupil, a written explanation of
7the reasons for the expulsion or pending disciplinary proceeding , and the length of
8the term of the expulsion or the possible outcomes of the pending disciplinary
9proceeding.
AB64,1550 10Section 1550 . 118.52 (11) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,727,1411 118.52 (11) (a) Responsibility. The parent of a pupil attending a course at an
12educational institution
in a public school in a nonresident school district under this
13section is responsible for transporting the pupil to and from the course that the pupil
14is attending.
AB64,1551 15Section 1551 . 118.52 (11) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,728,216 118.52 (11) (b) Low-income assistance. The parent of a pupil who is attending
17a course at an educational institution in a public school in a nonresident school
18district
under this section may apply to the department for reimbursement of the
19costs incurred by the parent for the transportation of the pupil to and from the pupil's
20residence or school in which the pupil is enrolled and the educational institution that
21school at which the pupil is attending for the course if the pupil and parent are unable
22to pay the cost of such transportation. The department shall determine the
23reimbursement amount and shall pay the amount from the appropriation under s.
2420.255 (2) (cy). The department shall give preference under this paragraph to those

1pupils who satisfy the income eligibility criteria for a free or reduced-price lunch
2under 42 USC 1758 (b) (1).
AB64,1552 3Section 1552 . 118.52 (12) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 118.52 (12) and
4amended to read:
AB64,728,125 118.52 (12) The resident school board shall pay to the educational institution
6nonresident school board, for each resident pupil attending a course at the
7educational institution
in a public school in the nonresident school district under this
8section, an amount equal to the cost of providing the course to the pupil, calculated
9in a manner determined by the department. Except as provided in par. (b), the
10educational institution may not charge to or receive from the pupil or the pupil's
11resident school board any additional payment for a pupil attending a course at the
12educational institution under this section.
AB64,1553 13Section 1553 . 118.52 (12) (b) of the statutes is repealed.
AB64,1554 14Section 1554 . 118.55 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,728,15 15118.55 (title) Youth options Early college credit program.
AB64,1555 16Section 1555 . 118.55 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 118.55 (1) (intro.) and
17amended to read:
AB64,728,1918 118.55 (1) Definition. (intro.) In this section, “institution of higher education"
19means an all of the following:
AB64,728,21 20(a) An institution within the University of Wisconsin System, a technical
21college within the technical college system, or
a tribally controlled college or a .
AB64,728,22 22(b) A private, nonprofit institution of higher education located in this state.
AB64,1556 23Section 1556 . 118.55 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,729,1024 118.55 (2) (a) Subject to par. (b) and sub. (7t) (c), any public high school pupil
25enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade who is not attending a technical college under sub.

1(7r) or s. 118.15 (1) (b) may enroll in an institution of higher education for the purpose
2of taking one or more nonsectarian courses at the institution of higher education,
3including during a summer semester or session
. The pupil shall submit an
4application to the institution of higher education in the previous school semester.
5The pupil shall indicate on the application whether he or she will be taking the course
6or courses for high school credit or postsecondary credit or both, if applicable. The
7pupil shall also specify on the application that, if he or she is admitted, the institution
8of higher education may disclose the pupil's grades, the courses that he or she is
9taking, and his or her attendance record to the public school in which the pupil is
10enrolled.
AB64,1557 11Section 1557 . 118.55 (3) (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,729,1312 118.55 (3) (title) Notification of school board; determination of high school
13credit
; notification of postsecondary credit.
AB64,1558 14Section 1558 . 118.55 (3) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64,729,1915 118.55 (3) (c) If the pupil specifies in the notice under par. (a) that he or she
16intends to take a course for postsecondary credit at an institution of higher education
17that is within the University of Wisconsin System, the board of regents of the
18University of Wisconsin System shall notify the pupil whether credits earned for the
19course are transferable between and within institutions within the system.
AB64,1559 20Section 1559 . 118.55 (4) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 118.55 (4) (a) (intro.)
21and amended to read:
AB64,729,2322 118.55 (4) (a) (intro.) An institution of higher education may shall admit a pupil
23to attend a course under this section only if it has all of the following apply:
AB64,729,24 242. There is space available in the course.
AB64,1560 25Section 1560 . 118.55 (4) (a) 1. of the statutes is created to read:
AB64,730,2
1118.55 (4) (a) 1. The pupil meets the requirements and prerequisites of the
2course.
AB64,1561 3Section 1561 . 118.55 (5) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,730,104 118.55 (5) Payment Responsibility for and determination of costs; payment
5and reimbursement for certain costs
. (intro.) Subject to sub. (7t), within 30 days
6after the end of the semester,
the school board of the school district in which a pupil
7attending an institution of higher education under this section is enrolled shall pay
8the institution of higher education, on behalf of the pupil,
be responsible for the
9following amount for any course that is taken for high school credit and that is not
10comparable to a course offered in the school district
:
AB64,1562 11Section 1562. 118.55 (5) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,730,1912 118.55 (5) (a) If the pupil is attending an institution within the University of
13Wisconsin System,
taking a course for high school credit, regardless of whether the
14course is also taken for postsecondary credit, and if the course is not comparable to
15a course offered in the school district, 75 percent of
the actual cost of tuition, fees,
16books and other necessary materials directly related to
for the course, as determined
17under par. (d). If the pupil takes a course described under this paragraph at a high
18school in a school district, the school board of the school district shall be responsible
19for the costs of books and other necessary materials for the course
.
AB64,1563 20Section 1563 . 118.55 (5) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64,730,2321 118.55 (5) (b) If the pupil is taking a course for postsecondary credit and if the
22course is not comparable to a course offered in the school district, 25 percent of the
23actual cost of tuition for the course, as determined under par. (d).
AB64,1564 24Section 1564 . 118.55 (5) (c) of the statutes is repealed.
AB64,1565 25Section 1565 . 118.55 (5) (d) 2. of the statutes is created to read:
AB64,731,5
1118.55 (5) (d) 2. For an institution of higher education under sub. (1) (b), no
2more than 33 percent of the amount charged under subd. 1. by an institution within
3the University of Wisconsin System. Subject to sub. (7t), neither the institution of
4higher education nor the school board may charge any additional costs or fees to a
5pupil to attend a course under this section.
AB64,1566 6Section 1566 . 118.55 (5) (e) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64,731,117 118.55 (5) (e) 1. Subject to sub. (7t), within 30 days after the end of the semester,
8the school board of the school district in which a pupil who attended an institution
9of higher education under this section was enrolled shall pay the institution, on
10behalf of the pupil, the amount determined under par. (d) and shall submit an
11itemized report to the department of the amounts paid under this subdivision.
AB64,731,1612 2. Subject to subd. 3., from the appropriation under s. 20.445 (1) (d), the
13secretary of the department of workforce development shall, on behalf of the school
14board of a school district in which a pupil who attended an institution of higher
15education under this section was enrolled, pay to the department of public
16instruction the following amount:
AB64,731,2117 a. For a pupil who took a course for high school credit, as described in par. (a),
1825 percent of the actual cost of tuition for the course, as determined under par. (d).
19The department of public instruction shall reimburse the school board of the school
20district the amount received from the department of workforce development under
21this subd. 2. a.
AB64,732,222 b. For a pupil who took a course for postsecondary credit, as described in par.
23(b), 50 percent of the actual cost of tuition for the course, as determined under par.
24(d). The department of public instruction shall reimburse the school board of the

1school district the amount received from the department of workforce development
2under this subd. 2. b.
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