§ 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; administrator and pupil services professional licenses
§ 118.191 Experience-based licensure for technical and vocational education subjects
§ 118.1915 Licensure for Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps instructors
§ 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
§ 118.196 Teacher development program
§ 118.197 Initial license to teach; alternative preparation programs
§ 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 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 Part-time open enrollment
§ 118.53 Attendance by pupils enrolled in a home-based private educational program
§ 118.55 Early college credit 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 403.504
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • 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 403.504
  • 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.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • 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.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • 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 403.504
  • 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 403.504
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • 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.
  • 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 403.504
  • 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.
  • Cross examine: Questioning of a witness by the attorney for the other side.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fire department: includes a department under s. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Fire fighter: includes a person serving under s. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • 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.
  • 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 403.504
  • 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 403.504
  • 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 403.504
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Land: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments and all rights thereto and interests therein. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • 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 403.504
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Municipality: includes cities and villages; it may be construed to include towns. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • Oath: includes affirmation in all cases where by law an affirmation may be substituted for an oath. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Officers: when applied to corporations include directors and trustees. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • 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 403.504
  • 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.
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, evidences of debt and energy. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Personal representative: means a person, however denominated, who is authorized to administer a decedent's estate. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Police officer: includes a person serving under s. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Population: means that shown by the most recent regular or special federal census. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • 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 403.504
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • 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.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public debt: Cumulative amounts borrowed by the Treasury Department or the Federal Financing Bank from the public or from another fund or account. The public debt does not include agency debt (amounts borrowed by other agencies of the Federal Government). The total public debt is subject to a statutory limit.
  • 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 403.504
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • real property: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments and all rights thereto and interests therein. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • Registered nurse: includes a registered nurse who holds a multistate license, as defined in s. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • 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).
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • 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.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Sworn: includes "affirmed" in all cases where by law an affirmation may be substituted for an oath. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Town: may be construed to include cities, villages, wards or districts. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Town board: means the town board of supervisors. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • 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.
  • Variable Rate: Having a "variable" rate means that the APR changes from time to time based on fluctuations in an external rate, normally the Prime Rate. This external rate is known as the "index." If the index changes, the variable rate normally changes. Also see Fixed Rate.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Village: means incorporated village. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Week: means 7 consecutive days. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed; "year" alone means "year of our Lord". See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504