Terms Used In Wisconsin Statutes 118.07

   (1)   Every school board and the governing body of every private school shall provide a standard first aid kit for use in cases of emergency.
   (2)   
      (a)    Once each month, without previous warning, the person having direct charge of any public or private school shall drill all pupils in the proper method of departure from the building in case of a fire, except when the person having direct charge deems that the health of the pupils may be endangered by inclement weather conditions. At least twice annually, without previous warning, the person having direct charge of any public or private school shall drill all pupils in the proper method of evacuation to a safe location in case of a tornado or other hazard. At least twice annually, without previous warning, the person having direct charge of any public or private school shall drill all pupils in the proper method of evacuation or other appropriate action in case of a school safety incident. The public and private school safety drill shall be based on the school safety plan adopted under s. 118.07 (4). A safety drill may be substituted for any other drill required under this paragraph. The school board or governing body of the private school shall maintain for at least 7 years a record of each fire drill, tornado or other hazard drill, and school safety drill conducted.
      (b)    In each community having a recognized fire department, the person having direct charge of any public or private school shall annually file a report pertaining to such drills, on a form furnished by the department of safety and professional services, with the chief of the fire department. When no fire drill is held during any month, or when only one or no tornado or other hazard drill is held in a year, the person having direct charge of the school shall state the reasons in the report.
   (3)   The department shall make available to school districts, private schools, tribal schools, and charter schools information about meningococcal disease, including the causes and symptoms of the disease, how it is spread, and how to obtain additional information about the disease and the availability, effectiveness, and risks of vaccinations against the disease. The department may do so by posting the information on its Internet site. At the beginning of the 2012-13 school year and each school year thereafter, each school board and the governing body of each private school and each charter school shall provide the parents and guardians of pupils enrolled in grade 6 in the school district or school with the information.
Effective date note NOTE: Sub. (3) is repealed by 2005 Wis. Act 221 eff. the day after the legislative reference bureau publishes in the Wisconsin Administrative Register a statement that the secretary of health services has promulgated a rule under section 252.04 (2) of the statutes that requires vaccinations against meningitis.
   (4)   
      (a)   
         1.    Each school board and the governing body of each private school shall have in effect a school safety plan for each public or private school in the school district within 3 years of May 27, 2010.
118.07 Note NOTE: Subd. 1. is affected by 2009 Wis. Acts 28 and 309. The 2 treatments are mutually inconsistent. Subd. 1. is shown as affected by the last enacted act, 2009 Wis. Act 309. As affected by 2009 Wis. Act 28, it reads:
Effective date text 1. Each school board and the governing body of each private school shall have in effect a school safety plan for each public or private school in the school district within 3 years of July 1, 2009.
         2.    If a school district is created or a public or private school opens after May 27, 2010, the school board or governing body of the private school shall have in effect a school safety plan for each public or private school within 3 years of its creation or opening.
118.07 Note NOTE: Subd. 2. is affected by 2009 Wis. Acts 28 and 309. The 2 treatments are mutually inconsistent. Subd. 2. is shown as affected by the last enacted act, 2009 Wis. Act 309. As affected by 2009 Wis. Act 28, it reads:
Effective date text 2. If a school district is created or a public or private school opens after July 1, 2009, the school board or governing body of the private school shall have in effect a school safety plan for each public or private school within 3 years of its creation or opening.
      (b)    A school safety plan shall be created with the active participation of appropriate parties, as specified by the school board or governing body of the private school. The appropriate parties may include local law enforcement officers, fire fighters, school administrators, teachers, pupil services professionals, as defined in s. 118.257 (1) (c), and mental health professionals. A school safety plan shall include general guidelines specifying procedures for emergency prevention and mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. The plan shall also specify the process for reviewing the methods for conducting drills required to comply with the plan.
      (c)    The school board or governing body of the private school shall determine which persons are required to receive school safety plan training and the frequency of the training. The training shall be based upon the school district’s or private school’s prioritized needs, risks, and vulnerabilities.
      (d)    Each school board and the governing body of each private school shall review the school safety plan at least once every 3 years after the plan goes into effect.
   (4m)   No school board, private school, or charter school may knowingly do any of the following:
      (a)    Purchase or use free-flowing elemental mercury for any purpose.
      (b)    Purchase or use a mercury-containing compound or an instrument or measuring device that contains mercury unless one of the following exceptions applies:
         1.    No reasonably acceptable, mercury-free alternative exists, in which case the school board, private school, or charter school shall use a compound, instrument, or measuring device containing the lowest mercury content available.
         2.    The purchase or use of the compound, instrument, or measuring device is required under federal law.
         3.    The only mercury-added component in the instrument or measuring device is a button cell battery.
      (c)    Beginning January 1, 2012, store free-flowing elemental mercury or, unless one of the exceptions under par. (b) applies, store a mercury-containing compound or an instrument or measuring device that contains mercury.
   (5)   Each school board shall require every employee of the school district governed by the school board to receive training provided by the department in identifying children who have been abused or neglected and in the laws and procedures under s. 48.981 governing the reporting of suspected or threatened child abuse and neglect. A school district employee shall receive that training within the first 6 months after commencing employment with the school district and at least once every 5 years after that initial training.