Feed for /code/admin_code/pi/35 PDF
PI 35.03(6)(b)3. 3. Teacher salary.
PI 35.03(6)(b)4. 4. Buildings, maintenance or equipment.
PI 35.03(6)(b)5. 5. Courses credited for graduation.
PI 35.03(6)(b)6. 6. Computers or microfilm readers.
PI 35.03(6)(b)7. 7. Transportation required under s. 121.54 (8), Stats.
PI 35.03(6)(c) (c) A private school may not prohibit an eligible pupil from attending the private school, expel or otherwise discipline the pupil, or withhold or reduce the pupil's grades because the pupil or the pupil's family cannot pay or has not paid fees charged under par. (a).
PI 35.03 Note Note: All pupils participating under the Milwaukee parental choice program are indigent by definition under s. 119.23 (2) (a) 1., Stats., since the program is targeted exclusively to low-income pupils whose total family income does not exceed an amount equal to 1.75 times the poverty level. One available remedy for collecting a valid nonpaid fee is small claims court.
PI 35.03(6)(d) (d) A school may not impose any sanctions on a parent or pupil participating in the program for failure to engage in fund raising.
PI 35.03 History History: Cr. Register, May, 1991, No. 425, eff. 6-1-91; am. (1) (intro.) and (3) (b), Register, July, 1994, No. 463, eff. 8-1-94; am. (1) (a), cr. (6), Register, May, 1996, No. 485, eff. 6-1-96; emerg. am. (1) (a), r. and recr. (1) (c) and (2), r. (3) and (4), eff. 8-5-98; am. (1) (a), r. and recr. (1) (c) and (2), r. (3) and (4), Register, February, 1999, No. 518, eff. 3-1-99; emerg. am. (1) (a) and (2) (e), cr. (3), renum. (5) (intro.) to be (5) (a) and am., eff. 1-4-00; am. (1) (a) and (2) (e), cr. (3), renum. (5) (intro.) to (d) to be (5) (a) and (b) and am., Register, July, 2000, No. 535, eff. 8-1-00; emerg. am. (1) (intro.), (c), (2) (intro.), (3), (5), (6) (a) (intro.), cr. (1) (d), eff. 1-28-02; CR 02-023: am. (1) (intro.), (c), (2) (intro.), (3), (5), (6) (a) (intro.), cr. (1) (d); Register August 2002 No. 560, eff. 9-1-02; CR 04-076: renum. (3) to be (3) (a), cr. (3) (b) Register October 2005 No. 598, eff. 11-1-05; EmR0916: emerg. cr. (1m), eff. 1-1-09; CR 09-074: cr. (1m) Register May 2010 No. 653, eff. 6-1-10.
PI 35.04 PI 35.04 School year enrollment.
PI 35.04(1) (1) A private school that participates in the Milwaukee parental choice program shall accept pupils on a random basis in accordance with the method submitted under s. PI 35.03 (1) (a) and approved under s. PI 35.05 (5). A private school may give preference to siblings of pupils already enrolled in or accepted into the choice program at that private school.
PI 35.04(2) (2) A private school under this section shall select which of the open application periods listed on the notice of intent to participate form during which it will accept Milwaukee parental choice program pupil applications. A private school may not amend, after February 1, the open application periods selected on its notice of intent to participate form for the following school year.
PI 35.04(3) (3) A private school under this section may not accept pupil applications until the school has met both of the following:
PI 35.04(3)(a) (a) The private school has submitted its notice of intent to participate form for the following school year to the department under s. PI 35.03 (1).
PI 35.04(3)(b) (b) The private school has received the department's approval under s. PI 35.05 (5) of the school's plan for randomly selecting children into the program.
PI 35.04(4)(a)(a) A private school under this section shall notify each applicant and the applicant's parent or guardian of acceptance or nonacceptance, in writing, within 60 days after receiving the application. The private school shall retain copies of all notices given under this section and all original applications, both accepted and nonaccepted, submitted under this chapter. The private school shall submit, with the continuing eligibility report under s. PI 35.03 (5) (b), the number of accepted and nonaccepted applications for the choice program for that school year. All corrections to applications shall be made by a single strike-through of the information to be corrected with the corrected information written in indelible ink next to the stricken item. Any correction made under this paragraph shall be initialed by the parent and the school administrator or his or her designee as required by the department. Any application not corrected as required by this paragraph shall be considered an ineligible application until a properly completed application is obtained and a copy that meets the requirements under this paragraph is provided to the department.
PI 35.04(4)(b) (b) Upon notification of acceptance under par. (a), the applicant may enroll in the private school. The applicant may not be simultaneously enrolled in and attending another private school, a home-based private educational program, a charter school under s. 118.40 (2r), Stats., or a public school district, in or out of Wisconsin.
PI 35.04(4m) (4m) Annually, by August 1, a private school under this section shall submit to the department a copy of the accepted pupil applications it received from February through July. The private school shall ensure the submitted pupil applications are complete, accurate and signed by the parent or guardian and the school administrator or his or her designee as proof of enrollment required under s. 119.23 (4), Stats.
PI 35.04(5) (5) Annually, by September 1, a private school under this section shall do all of the following:
PI 35.04(5)(a) (a) Submit to the department a copy of the accepted applications it received during August. The private school shall ensure the submitted applications are complete, accurate and signed by the parent or guardian and the school administrator or his or her designee as proof of enrollment required under s. 119.23 (4), Stats.
PI 35.04(5)(b) (b) Submit a class list of the choice program pupils, alphabetically by last name, and separated by grade level, that corresponds to the accepted applications submitted under sub. (4m) and par. (a).
PI 35.04(6) (6) A private school under this section shall do all of the following:
PI 35.04(6)(a) (a) Annually by October 1 and February 1, submit to the department a membership report of the total number of pupils enrolled in the private school and the number of pupils enrolled in the Milwaukee parental choice program on the 3rd Friday of September and the 2nd Friday of January of the current school year. The membership report form shall be provided by the department.
PI 35.04(6)(b) (b) Submit to the department with the membership report under par. (a), a class list of the choice program pupils, alphabetically by last name, and separated by grade level. The class list shall correspond to the membership report under par. (a).
PI 35.04(6)(c) (c) Submit to the department with the membership report under par. (a), copies of any accepted applications for pupils included in the class list under par. (b) that were not previously reported under subs. (4m) and (5) (a). The private school shall ensure that the applications submitted under this paragraph are complete, accurate and signed by the parent or guardian and the school administrator or his or her designee as proof of enrollment required under s. 119.23 (4), Stats.
PI 35.04(7)(a)(a) A private school may include a pupil on its membership report under sub. (6) (a) only if one of the following occurs:
PI 35.04(7)(a)1. 1. The pupil is in attendance for instruction on the date specified.
PI 35.04(7)(a)2. 2. The pupil is absent on the date specified but has attended for instruction at least one day during the school term prior to the date specified and attends for instruction at least one day after the date specified and has not enrolled in another private school, a home-based private educational program, a charter school under s. 118.40 (2r), Stats., or a public school district, in or out of Wisconsin, during the period of absence.
PI 35.04(7)(b) (b) If a pupil who is eligible to be included in the official enrollment under par. (a) 2. returns following the filing of the membership report, an amended report shall be filed with the department.
PI 35.04 Note Note: The pupil count report may be obtained at no charge from the Department of Public Instruction, Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.
PI 35.04(8) (8) A private school under this section shall return to the department any checks received under s. 119.23 (4), Stats., for pupils that did not meet the requirements under sub. (7) (a) or that are not cashed within 45 days of their receipt at the school.
PI 35.04(9)(a)(a) A private school shall engage the auditor providing the opinion statement required under s. PI 35.046 (1) (a), or another auditor, to separately audit the private school's current enrollments as reported under sub. (6). The auditor's report shall identify ineligible pupils for whom the private school has received payment, the amount of payment received for each such pupil, and additional eligible pupils qualifying the private school for a payment. The separate enrollment audits required under this subsection shall be provided to the department by December 15 following the third Friday in September enrollment, and by September 1 following the second Friday in January enrollment.
PI 35.04(9)(b) (b) The private school shall provide the auditor with a listing of all kindergarten through grade 12 pupils enrolled in the school by grade level and original classroom records the auditor requires to audit enrollment under this subsection. The listing provided under this paragraph shall identify pupils participating in the choice program.
PI 35.04(9)(c) (c) The auditor engaged for an enrollment audit under this subsection shall develop a written audit program identifying the steps and procedures followed in conducting the audit. The audit program shall be made in accordance with professional standards and include all the procedures specified in this subsection and such other procedures as the auditor considers necessary to fulfill professional responsibilities. The auditor shall retain working papers relating to audits under this subsection for at least 3 years from the date of the department's certification of the financial audit report under s. PI 35.045 (1) (g) 3. unless requested to retain the working papers longer by the department or a law enforcement agency.
PI 35.04(9)(d) (d) The auditor shall perform all the following and other procedures agreed upon by the auditor and the department in auditing the private school's enrollment:
PI 35.04(9)(d)1. 1. Verify totals used to compile reported enrollment and tracing totals to original classroom records.
PI 35.04(9)(d)2. 2. Reconcile the enrollment the private school reported to the department under s. 115.30 (3), Stats., with the pupil listing provided by the private school under par. (b). If necessary, the private school shall amend the filed report under s. 115.30 (3), Stats., to correctly report enrollment.
PI 35.04(9)(d)3. 3. Verify enrollment reported on the membership report under sub. (6) for all choice program pupils against the private school's official attendance records.
PI 35.04(9)(d)4. 4. Determine that the private school has an original application as required by sub. (4) for all pupils identified as participating in the choice program. Any pupil for whom an application cannot be provided or contains a correction not complying with the requirements of sub. (4) shall be considered an ineligible pupil and disclosed in the auditor's report required under par. (a).
PI 35.04(9)(d)5. 5. Verify that all choice program pupils included on the private school's official enrollment records against original classroom records and determine that they meet the requirements of sub. (7).
PI 35.04(9)(d)6. 6. Select a sample of at least 60 other pupils identified as not participating in the choice program from original classroom records and determine that selected pupils were included in reported membership enrollments under sub. (6). The sample shall include records from each classroom. If an exception is identified, the auditor shall extend the sample test in increments of 60 records until no additional exceptions are found or all classroom records have been verified as properly included in reported enrollments. If the school has an enrollment of fewer than 60 pupils, records for all pupils shall be examined.
PI 35.04(9)(d)7. 7. If the private school is reporting pupils enrolled in a 4-year-old kindergarten program as permitted by s. 121.004 (7) (cm), Stats., verify that the 4-year-old kindergarten program included at least 87.5 hours of outreach activities as documented by teacher logs.
PI 35.04(9)(d)8. 8. Reconcile tuition revenues and tuition waiver pupils against listings of pupils identified as not participating in the choice program.
PI 35.04(9)(d)9. 9. If the private school has operated a summer school program, the auditor, as part of the third Friday in September enrollment audit, shall review for clerical accuracy, documentation maintained by the school supporting summer school membership reports filed with the department.
PI 35.04(9)(e) (e) Failure of the private school to provide original classroom records as required under this subsection shall be considered a scope limitation and the auditor engaged to provide the enrollment audit under this subsection or the opinion statement required under s. PI 35.046 (1) (a) shall disclaim an expression of an opinion regarding the eligibility of the pupils for whom classroom records are not available. Pupils for whom the auditor has disclaimed an expression are not eligible for payment under s. PI 35.05 (3).
PI 35.04(9)(f) (f) Upon review of the September enrollment audit, the department shall certify an amount due from the private school for payments made to the school for ineligible pupils or additional payments due the school for qualifying pupils. The private school shall refund to the department the amount certified as due the department within 60 days of notification. The department shall make additional payments due the school for qualifying pupils within 60 days of notification.
PI 35.04(9)(g) (g) The private school shall retain all pupil records required for audits under this subsection for at least 3 years from the date of the department's certification of the financial information report under s. PI 35.045 (1) (g) 3. unless requested to retain the records longer by the department or a law enforcement agency. The private school shall provide the department access to original records referenced in the auditor's working papers and provide copies as requested by the department.
PI 35.04 History History: Cr. Register, May, 1991, No. 425, eff. 6-1-91; emerg. r. and recr. eff. 8-5-98; r. and recr. Register, February, 1999, No. 518, eff. 3-1-99; emerg. am. (1), renum. (2) to (5) to be (4) to (7) and am. (4), (5) (intro.), (a) and (6) (c), cr. (2) (3) and (8), eff. 1-4-00; am. (1), renum. (2) to (5) to be (4) to (7) and am. (4), (5) (intro.), (a) and (6) (c), cr. (2), (3) and (8), Register, July, 2000, No. 535, eff. 8-1-00; corrections in (7) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, July, 2000, No. 535; emerg. am. (1), (2), (5) (a) and (b), (6) (a) to (c), (7) (a) 2. and (8), eff. 1-28-02; CR 02-023: am. (1), (2), (5) (a) and (b), (6) (a) to (c), (7) (a) 2., and (8), cr. (4m); Register August 2002 No. 560, eff. 9-1-02; emerg. am. (2) and (6) (c), eff. 8-1-05; emerg. am. (2) and (6) (c), eff. 8-9-05; CR 04-076: am. (4) and (7) (a) 2., cr. (9) Register October 2005 No. 598, eff. 11-1-05.
PI 35.043 PI 35.043 Summer school enrollment and payment.
PI 35.043(1)(1) In this section:
PI 35.043(1)(a) (a) "Academic purposes" means summer school learning experiences that are related or similar to instruction that is offered during the rest of the school year or for which credit toward graduation is given.
PI 35.043(1)(b) (b) "Enrollment" or "pupils enrolled" in summer school means the sum of the first day of attendance, last day of attendance and the days in between the pupil was either in attendance or had an excused absence but was still enrolled in the program.
PI 35.043(1)(c) (c) "Membership" for summer school payments means the school's total minutes of enrollment of eligible choice program pupils in academic summer classes or laboratory periods necessary for academic purposes.
PI 35.043(2) (2) A private school under this chapter may count pupils for aid membership that are enrolled in those academic summer classes or laboratory periods that are necessary for academic purposes as defined under sub. (1) (a). A private school counting pupils for aid membership under this section, shall annually, by no later than October 15 following summer school, submit to the department a summer school membership report listing the choice program pupils that were enrolled in summer school and the daily minutes each of those pupils were enrolled. The department shall provide the membership form.
PI 35.043(3) (3) A private school under this chapter may include a pupil in its membership report required under sub. (2) if either of the following applies:
PI 35.043(3)(a) (a) The pupil was enrolled in the Milwaukee parental choice program on the 2nd Friday of January in the school term immediately preceding that summer.
PI 35.043(3)(b) (b) The pupil's application has been accepted into the Milwaukee parental choice program at that private school in the school term immediately following that summer.
PI 35.043(4) (4) The summer school payment due to the private school shall be calculated according to s. 119.23 (4m), Stats. To determine payment, the private school shall divide the school's total summer school minutes of enrollment for their choice program pupils by 48,600; round that quotient to the nearest whole number; multiply the resulting whole number by the voucher amount calculated under s. 119.23 (4) (b) 2., Stats., for the school year immediately following the summer school; and multiply the result by 40%.
PI 35.043(5) (5) Summer school courses necessary for academic purposes include all of the following:
PI 35.043(5)(a) (a) Music programs, lessons, sections or clinics.
PI 35.043(5)(b) (b) Swimming instruction programs, if taught or directed on-site.
PI 35.043(5)(c) (c) Up to 270 minutes of instructional time per pupil, per day, including field trips if accompanied by a teacher and if all pupils have equal access to field trips regardless of their ability to pay.
PI 35.043(6) (6) Summer school courses necessary for academic purposes do not include any of the following:
PI 35.043(6)(a) (a) Travel time to events, including field trips.
PI 35.043(6)(b) (b) Performances, including band, orchestra, parades and plays.
PI 35.043(6)(c) (c) Recreational programs and team sports.
PI 35.043(6)(d) (d) Participation in fairs or expositions by pupil organizations, such as future farmers of America.
PI 35.043(6)(e) (e) Any offering not provided by or directed on-site by a teacher.
PI 35.043 Note Note: The pupil count report and summer school membership report may be obtained at no charge from the Department of Public Instruction, Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.
PI 35.043 History History: Emerg. cr., eff. 4-1-00; cr., Register, July, 2000, No. 535, eff. 8-1-00. emerg. am. (1) (c), (3) (a) and (b) and (4), eff. 1-28-02; CR 02-023: am. (1) (c), (3) (a) and (b) and (4), Register August 2002 No. 560, eff. 9-1-02.
PI 35.045 PI 35.045 Financial reporting requirements and determining costs.
PI 35.045(1)(1) Annually, by September 1 following a school year of operation under the choice program, a private school participating in the Milwaukee parental choice program shall submit, on a form provided by the department, a financial information report identifying the operating nature of the private school as required under s. PI 35.047 (12) (a) and accompanied by the auditor's opinion statement required under s. PI 35.046 (1) (a) containing the following information for the previous school year:
PI 35.045(1)(a) (a) Revenues and expenditures for all programs of the private school and the amount attributable to kindergarten through grade 12 educational programs.
PI 35.045(1)(b) (b) A statement of net choice program assets at the start and end of the school year.
PI 35.045(1)(c) (c) Enrollment and full-time equivalent membership for all pupils and for pupils participating in the Milwaukee parental choice program based on audited enrollments required under s. PI 35.04 (9).
PI 35.045(1)(d) (d) A statement of cash flows.
PI 35.045(1)(e) (e) Such other information necessary for the fair determination of educational programming cost.
PI 35.045(1)(f) (f) Per pupil cost related to kindergarten through grade 12 educational programming computed on a full-time equivalent membership basis.
PI 35.045(1)(g) (g) The payment adjustment amount resulting from the private school's participation in the Milwaukee parental choice program during the previous school year. The payment adjustment amount shall be determined as follows:
PI 35.045(1)(g)1. 1. The private school's educational programming cost shall be reduced by the following offsetting revenues:
PI 35.045(1)(g)1.a. a. Fees charged pupils for books and supplies used in classes and programs.
PI 35.045(1)(g)1.b. b. Rentals for school buildings.
PI 35.045(1)(g)1.c. c. Food service revenues.
PI 35.045(1)(g)1.d. d. Governmental financial assistance revenues.
PI 35.045(1)(g)1.e. e. Interest earnings and other income resulting from investment of debt proceeds.
PI 35.045(1)(g)2. 2. The private school's per pupil cost shall be determined by dividing the net eligible educational programming cost determined under subd. 1. by the membership for all pupils enrolled in kindergarten through grade 12 educational programs.
Loading...
Loading...
The Wisconsin Administrative Code on this web site is updated on the 1st day of each month, current as of that date. See also Are the Codes on this Website Official?