2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 118. General school operations.
118.02 Special observance days.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 118.02 (2017)

118.02 Special observance days. On the following days when school is held or, if the day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, on a school day immediately preceding or following the respective day, the day shall be appropriately observed:

(1) January 15, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

(2) February 12, Abraham Lincoln's birthday.

(3) February 15, Susan B. Anthony's birthday.

(4) February 22, George Washington's birthday.

(5) March 4, Casimir Pulaski Day.

(5m) March 17, for “The Great Hunger" in Ireland from 1845 to 1850.

(5r) April 9, Prisoners of War Remembrance Day.

(6) April 13, American Creed Day.

(6m) April 19, Patriots' Day.

(7) April 22, Environmental Awareness Day.

(7g) The last Friday in April, Arbor Day, except that if the governor by proclamation sets apart one day to be designated as Arbor and Bird Day under s. 14.16 (1), that day shall be appropriately observed.

(7r) June 14, if school is held, Robert M. La Follette, Sr. Day.

(8) September 16, Mildred Fish Harnack Day.

(9) September 17, U.S. Constitution Day.

(9g) Wednesday of the 3rd week in September, as part of Wonderful Wisconsin Week under s. 14.16 (8), Wisconsin Day.

(9r) Friday of the 3rd week in September, POW-MIA Recognition Day.

(9t) Wednesday of the 4th week in September, Bullying Awareness Day.

(10) September 28, Frances Willard Day.

(11) October 9, Leif Erikson Day.

(12) October 12, Christopher Columbus' birthday.

(13) November 11,Veterans Day.

History: 1975 c. 204, 219, 398, 422; 1979 c. 214, 301, 355; 1985 a. 232; 1987 a. 11, 16, 403; 1989 a. 146; 1993 a. 333; 1999 a. 83; 2001 a. 16, 20, 104, 105; 2003 a. 305; 2005 a. 149; 2009 a. 309.

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