§ 118.001 Duties and powers of school boards; construction of statutes
§ 118.01 Educational goals and expectations
§ 118.015 Reading instruction
§ 118.016 Assessments of reading readiness
§ 118.017 Foreign language instruction
§ 118.019 Human growth and development instruction
§ 118.02 Special observance days
§ 118.025 Arbor day observance
§ 118.03 Textbooks
§ 118.035 School uniforms
§ 118.04 Summer classes
§ 118.045 Commencement of school term
§ 118.05 School conservation camps
§ 118.06 Flag, pledge of allegiance, and national anthem
§ 118.07 Health and safety requirements
§ 118.075 Indoor environmental quality in schools
§ 118.076 Lifesaving skills instruction
§ 118.08 School zones; crossings
§ 118.09 Safety zones
§ 118.10 School safety patrols
§ 118.105 Control of traffic on school premises
§ 118.11 School fences
§ 118.12 Sale of goods and services at schools
§ 118.123 Reports and records; forfeitures
§ 118.125 Pupil records
§ 118.126 Privileged communications
§ 118.127 Law enforcement agency information
§ 118.13 Pupil discrimination prohibited
§ 118.133 Participation in interscholastic athletics and extracurricular activities
§ 118.134 Race-based nicknames, logos, mascots, and team names
§ 118.135 Eye examinations and evaluations
§ 118.14 Age of pupils; phase in of 4-year-old kindergarten
§ 118.145 Admission to high school
§ 118.15 Compulsory school attendance
§ 118.153 Children at risk of not graduating from high school
§ 118.155 Released time for religious instruction
§ 118.16 School attendance enforcement
§ 118.162 Truancy committee and plan
§ 118.163 Municipal truancy and school dropout ordinances
§ 118.164 Removal of pupils from the class
§ 118.165 Private schools
§ 118.167 Private school determination by state superintendent
§ 118.169 Pupil identification numbers
§ 118.17 Indigent children
§ 118.175 Pupils without parents or guardians; report required
§ 118.18 Teacher reports
§ 118.19 Teacher certificates and licenses
§ 118.191 Experience-based licensure for technical and vocational education subjects
§ 118.192 Professional teaching permits
§ 118.193 Licenses based on reciprocity
§ 118.194 Initial license to teach; Montessori
§ 118.195 Discrimination against handicapped teachers prohibited
§ 118.20 Teacher discrimination prohibited
§ 118.21 Teacher contracts
§ 118.22 Renewal of teacher contracts
§ 118.223 Collective bargaining
§ 118.225 Teacher evaluations
§ 118.23 Populous counties; teacher tenure
§ 118.235 Lunch period for teachers
§ 118.24 School district administrator
§ 118.245 Referendum; increase in employee wages
§ 118.25 Health examinations
§ 118.255 Health treatment services for children with special physical or mental health treatment needs
§ 118.257 Liability for referral to police
§ 118.258 Electronic communication devices prohibited
§ 118.26 Claim against school district
§ 118.27 Gifts and grants
§ 118.28 Community action agencies
§ 118.29 Administration of drugs to pupils and emergency care
§ 118.291 Asthmatic pupils; possession and use of inhalers
§ 118.292 Possession and use of epinephrine auto-injectors
§ 118.2925 Life-threatening allergies in schools; use of epinephrine auto-injectors
§ 118.293 Concussion and head injury
§ 118.295 Suicide intervention; civil liability exemption
§ 118.30 Pupil assessment
§ 118.301 Alternative pupil assessments
§ 118.305 Use of seclusion and physical restraint
§ 118.31 Corporal punishment
§ 118.32 Strip search by school employee
§ 118.325 Locker searches
§ 118.33 High school graduation standards; criteria for promotion
§ 118.34 Technical preparation programs
§ 118.35 Programs for gifted and talented pupils
§ 118.38 Waivers of laws and rules
§ 118.40 Charter schools
§ 118.42 Low-performing school districts and schools; state superintendent interventions
§ 118.43 Achievement guarantee contracts; state aid
§ 118.44 Achievement gap reduction; state aid
§ 118.45 Tests for alcohol use
§ 118.46 Policy on bullying
§ 118.50 Whole grade sharing
§ 118.51 Full-time open enrollment
§ 118.52 Course options
§ 118.53 Attendance by pupils enrolled in a home-based private educational program
§ 118.55 Youth options program
§ 118.56 Work based learning programs
§ 118.57 Notice of educational options; accountability report performance category; pupil assessments
§ 118.60 Parental choice program for eligible school districts and other school districts

Terms Used In Wisconsin Statutes > Chapter 118

  • Acquire: when used in connection with a grant of power to any person, includes the acquisition by purchase, grant, gift or bequest. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Adult: means a person who has attained the age of 18 years, except that for purposes of investigating or prosecuting a person who is alleged to have violated any state or federal criminal law or any civil law or municipal ordinance, "adult" means a person who has attained the age of 17 years. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Bequest: includes a devise; "bequeath" includes devise. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Chiropractor: means a person holding a license issued by the chiropractic examining board. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • County board: means the county board of supervisors. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • court reporter: A person who makes a word-for-word record of what is said in court and produces a transcript of the proceedings upon request.
  • damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fire department: includes a department under s. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Following: when used by way of reference to any statute section, means the section next following that in which the reference is made. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grantor: includes every person from or by whom any freehold estate or interest passes in or by any deed; and "grantee" includes every person to whom any such estate or interest passes in like manner. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Highway: includes all public ways and thoroughfares and all bridges upon the same. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • in writing: includes any representation of words, letters, symbols or figures. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Minor: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years, except that for purposes of investigating or prosecuting a person who is alleged to have violated a state or federal criminal law or any civil law or municipal ordinance, "minor" does not include a person who has attained the age of 17 years. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Month: means a calendar month unless otherwise expressed. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Municipality: includes cities and villages; it may be construed to include towns. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Oath: includes affirmation in all cases where by law an affirmation may be substituted for an oath. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Officers: when applied to corporations include directors and trustees. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Optical disc: means a rotating circular plate on which information or images are placed in storage, and which is recorded and read by laser beams focused on the plate. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: includes all partnerships, associations and bodies politic or corporate. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Population: means that shown by the most recent regular or special federal census. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Preceding: when used by way of reference to any statute section, means the section next preceding that in which the reference is made. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Promulgate: when used in connection with a rule, as defined under s. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Property: includes real and personal property. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Qualified: when applied to any person elected or appointed to office, means that such person has done those things which the person was by law required to do before entering upon the duties of the person's office. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • real property: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments and all rights thereto and interests therein. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • Registered nurse: includes a registered nurse who is licensed in a party state, as defined in s. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • State: when applied to states of the United States, includes the District of Columbia, the commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the several territories organized by Congress. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Town: may be construed to include cities, villages, wards or districts. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia, the states, the commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the territories organized by congress. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Village: means incorporated village. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Week: means 7 consecutive days. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed; "year" alone means "year of our Lord". See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01