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Bill to track crime and safety in public schools

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Onalaska superintendent says it goes
above what they must report now

A bill being drafted in Madison would find better ways to track crime and safety incidents in public schools.

Onalaska superintendent Fran Finco said this goes above what reporting they have to do now. Finco says the Dept. of Public Instruction would have to include the stats on its annual school and school district accountability report.

As of now, the DPI isn’t required to collect crime and safety information, and local school districts are not required to provide comprehensive, methodical reporting.

The information would not be used to determine a school or district’s performance rating. The measures have not yet been introduced in Madison.

Sen. Mary Lazich and Rep. Ken Skowronski are responsible for drafting the bill.

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