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CPR in Schools Grant Awarded to CESA 7

CESA 7 has announced that it has received a 2-year grant of $491,269 from the Medical College of Wisconsin to work with schools across the state to implement a CPR program, provide schools with training manikins and other materials, and connect schools with local community resources.

The grant should lessen the financial burden to schools of a new state directive on CPR instruction.

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Gov. Walker Signs CPR Mandate Bill Into Law

Governor Scott Walker signed legislation into law today at Wausau West High School which requires CPR instruction to students in Wisconsin.

Assembly Bill 545, authored by Representative John Spiros (R-Marshfield) and Senator Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon), requires school boards to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary and cardiocerebral resuscitation in any health education course offered to pupils in grades 7 to 12 and to provide instruction about automated external defibrillators to pupils in grades 7 to 12, beginning in the 2017-18 school year. Continue reading Gov. Walker Signs CPR Mandate Bill Into Law

Governor to Sign Two Education Bills Today

Governor Walker plans to sign two bills relating to K-12 education today. They are:

AB 478 Pupil Records of Pupils in Out-of-Home Placement – Rep. Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan)

This bill is designed to permit child welfare workers to gain access to pupil records of pupils in out-of-home placement (e.g., foster care). It incorporates into state law recent changes made to the federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the federal educational privacy law) by the Uninterrupted Scholars Act.

The bill will permit a school board, on request, to disclose pupil records that are pertinent to addressing a pupil’s educational needs to a caseworker or other representative of DCF, a county department, or a tribal organization that is legally responsible for the care and protection of the pupil, if the caseworker or other representative is authorized by the state Department of Children and Families (DCF), that county’s department, or that tribal organization to access the pupil’s case plan. Continue reading Governor to Sign Two Education Bills Today

CPR Mandate, School Mental Health Bills Head to Governor

Assembly Bill 545 relating to requiring lifesaving skills instruction for pupils was approved by both houses of the legislature on Tuesday, February 16.

This bill, authored by Representative John Spiros (R-Marshfield) and Senator Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon), requires school boards to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary and cardiocerebral resuscitation in any health education course offered to pupils in grades 7 to 12 and to provide instruction about automated external defibrillators to pupils in grades 7 to 12, beginning in the 2017-18 school year. (Under current law, schools are required to offer instruction about cardiopulmonary and cardiocerebral resuscitation to pupils enrolled in high school grades.) The WASB was neutral on this bill.

Assembly Bill 664  relating to mental health services in schools was also approved by both houses of the legislature on Feb. 16.

This bill, authored by Rep. Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay) and Sen. Devin LeMahieu (R-Oostburg), prohibits the Department of Health Services (DHS) from requiring a mental health clinic or a licensed treatment professional to designate a school site as a clinic office in order to provide outpatient mental health services at the school. WASB supports this bill.

Both bills head to Governor Scott Walker who is expected to sign them into law.

Senate & Assembly Had a Busy Week

With the end of the session looming, both houses had packed floor calendars this week that included several pieces of K-12 legislation.  This post examines bills that were passed on Tuesday, Feb. 9.

The state Assembly passed the following bills on Tuesday, Feb. 9:

Assembly Bill 478  Pupil Records Disclosure by Rep. Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan) This bill allows the disclosure of pupil records that are pertinent to addressing the educational needs of a child in foster care or kinship care to the state Department of Children and Families, a county department of human services or social services or a trial organization that is responsible for he care and protection of the pupil.  The bill responds to recent changes in the federal Family Educational Records and Privacy Act (FERPA) governing pupil records.  WASB supported this bill and helped with drafting it.

Assembly Bill 545 Requiring CPR Instruction to Pupils  by Rep. John Spiros (R-Marshfield) Beginning in the 2017−18 school year, this bill requires school boards, operators of independent charter schools, and governing bodies of private schools to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary and cardiocerebral resuscitation in any health education course offered to pupils in grades 7 to 12 and to provide instruction about automated external defibrillators to pupils in grades 7 to 12.  WASB was neutral on this bill after the American Heart Asssocation agreed to partially fund the costs associated with this mandate.

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Public Hearing on CPR Mandate Bill Wednesday (Jan. 6)

The Senate Education Committee, chaired by state Sen. Luther Olsen (R-Ripon), will hold a public hearing on  Senate Bill 412, relating to: providing lifesaving skills instruction to pupils on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at  12:00 noon in Room  411 South of the State Capitol.

Note: The Committee will also hold an Informational Hearing on the topic of Mental Health and K-12 Schools immediately following the Public Hearing on SB 412.  Only invited guests will be speaking at the informational hearing.

This bill, authored by Senator Jerry Petrowski (R- Marathon) and Representative John Spiros (R-Marshfield), requires school boards to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary and cardiocerebral resuscitation in any health education course offered to pupils in grades 7 to 12 and to provide instruction about automated external defibrillators to pupils in grades 7 to 12, beginning in the 2017-18 school year. Continue reading Public Hearing on CPR Mandate Bill Wednesday (Jan. 6)

Legislative Proposal Would Mandate CPR Training

In a  memo accompanying a draft bill being circulated for support from legislative colleagues, state Sen. Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon) and state Rep. John Spiros (R-Marshfield), are proposing legislation to require that school boards, operators of independent charter schools, and governing bodies of private schools provide instruction in cardiopulmonary and cardiocerebral resuscitation in any health education course offered to pupils in grades 7 to 12 and to provide instruction about automated external defibrillators to pupils in grades 7 to 12.

Under current law, a school board, operator of an independent charter school, and governing body of a private school is required to offer instruction about cardiopulmonary and cardiocerebral resuscitation and to provide automated external defibrillators to pupils enrolled in high school grades. Continue reading Legislative Proposal Would Mandate CPR Training