SUBMITTING INFORMATION REQUIRED BY ACT 143
November 30, 2018
2017 Wisconsin Act 143 requires public and private schools to submit the following information to the Office of School Safety. Please note that this requirement is independent of school safety grant funding. While grant applicants may have provided some of this information previously, the statutory requirements in Act 143 apply to all schools, regardless of whether the school applied for grant funds.
By July 1, 2018, every school board and governing body of a private school must provide:
- blueprints (maps) of each school building and facility to the Office of School Safety and local law enforcement agencies [Wis. Stat. 118.07(4)(cf)]
By January 1, 2019, and before each January 1 thereafter, every school board and governing body of a private school must also file the following information with the Office of School Safety [Wis. Stat. 118.07(4)(e)]:
- a copy of its School Safety Plan, including the most recent date on which the school board or governing body reviewed and approved the school safety plan;
- the date(s) of the required annual School Violence Drill(s) during the previous year, including certification that the school board or governing body reviewed a required written evaluation of the school violence drill(s) (see the example under "School Safety Drills" on the "Resources" tab at left);
- the date of the most recent school safety plan training (required under 118.07(4)(c)), and the number of attendees
- the most recent date on which the school board or governing body consulted with a local law enforcement agency to conduct required on-site safety assessments.
Act 143 2020 - 2021 Submissions
The Office of School Safety developed a procedure for the upcoming ACT 143 2020-2021 submissions due January 1, 2021. We recognize that it might be cumbersome for some schools to upload documents that remain unchanged. Therefore the OSS has developed an ACT 143 2020-2021 Requirement Checklist. This checklist includes all five requirements with check boxes to assist you in understanding what is required to upload into Sharefile for each of your school buildings. Please read and complete the ACT 143 Requirement Checklist, and upload the necessary required documents in the corresponding Due by 1-1-2021 folders. Then send this completed checklist to the OSS at email@example.com. The OSS will use this form to assist us in working with schools that are not yet compliant and might need our assistance for 2020-2021 requirements.
2020-2021 ACT 143 Requirement Checklist
Please note that we have gathered a lot of information about your specific school buildings this last year. We have made those changes in Sharefile which may cause your school folders to look a little different. If at any time, your school district or your private school closes their building, opens a new building, changes their address, or is currently listed incorrectly in Sharefile please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-MY-SUSO-1.
How to Submit Information
The Office of School Safety has developed a Sharefile folder in order to provide one location to submit the required information. Here is a link to directions for accessing your accont and how to proceed with uploading thereafter:
The link to the Sharefile is found inside the above instructions, and is used to upload the required documents. Sharefile requires you to provide your name and email address, and will grant you access to only the school(s) for which you represent. Do not share this link with any person outside of your school, as Sharefile only allows access to those assigned to the folder.
Each school's folder contains subfolders for upload of the following documents:
- Safety assessments
- Safety plans
- Violence drills
- School safety training
Folders titled "Threat Assessments" and "Grant Certifications" do not require documents to be uploaded at this time, as they are for future use.
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Thanks for everything you do to keep our students safe!