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Required Training for Wisconsin School Staff

Training Requirements

The following trainings are required in state or federal law for some or all school staff. Specific requirements are described below.

Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect. Required of every school employee. Training frequency: within the first six months of employment, then every five years. Statutory Authority: Wis. Stat. sec. 118.07(5).

Mandatory Reporting of Threats of School Violence (Act 143). Required of every school employee. Training frequency: within the first six months of employment, then every five years. Statutory Authority: Wis. Stat. sec. 118.07(5).

Bloodborne Pathogens. An educational program on bloodborne pathogen training is required of all school employees that can reasonably be anticipated to be exposed to blood. Training frequency: upon initial assignment, then annually. Statutory Authority: O.S.H.A. regulation 29 CFR 1910.1030 (g)(2)(ii). An option for programming may be found at: https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/sspw/pdf/snbbpentrypage.pdf.

Physical Restraint. Required of at least one person per building (in which it may be used). Training frequency: Determined by entities providing training. Statutory Authority: Wis. Stat. sec. 118.305.

Medication Administration. A knowledge-based training program and skills check-off is required of all employees and volunteers assigned to give medications by certain routes: injected, inhaled (includes inhaler, nebulizer, intranasal); rectally administered; into a nasogastric tube; into a gastrostomy tube; into a jejunostomy tube. Training frequency: Annually for skills check-off related to specific routes; every four years for knowledge related to these routes. Statutory Authority: Wis. Stat. sec. 118.29. Program materials may be found at: https://dpi.wi.gov/sspw/pupil-services/school-nurse/training/medication.

Safety Plan. Required of those the local school board determines. Training frequency: Determined by the local school board. Statutory Authority: Wis. Stat. sec. 118.07 (4)(c).

Student Records and Confidentiality. Required of all persons collecting or using personally identifiable information. Part 1 describes the categories of pupil records in Wis. Stat. sec. 118.125, 146.81 and Part 2 addresses the management of pupil records under Wis. Stats. sec. 118.125, 146.81-84 and 34 CFR § 300 and 34 CFR part 99, including access and disclosure, storage, retention, transfer, destruction, and annual notice. Training frequency: Determined by local school district policy. Statutory Authority: 34 CFR § 300.623(c)

For questions about this information, contact dpisspw@dpi.wi.gov (608) 266-8960