115.415(2)(b)1. 1. For a teacher, the extent to which the teacher's practice meets the core teaching standards adopted by the 2011 Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium.
115.415(2)(b)2. 2. For a principal, the extent to which the principal's practice meets the 2008 Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Educational Leadership Policy Standards.
115.415(2)(c) (c) A teacher or principal evaluated under this subsection shall be placed in one of multiple performance categories.
115.415(3) (3)
115.415(3)(a)(a) The department shall promulgate by rule an equivalency process aligned with the evaluation system established under sub. (2) for a school district, a charter school under contract with a school board that is not an instrumentality of the school district, or a charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x) seeking to utilize an alternative process for the evaluation of teacher and principal practice. The process under this subsection shall be based on the criteria established in the 2011 Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium and the 2008 Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Educational Leadership Policy Standards, and a school district, charter school under contract with a school board that is not an instrumentality of the school district, or charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x) that uses the process under this subsection shall evaluate the performance of teachers in the following domains:
115.415(3)(a)1. 1. Planning and preparation.
115.415(3)(a)2. 2. The classroom environment.
115.415(3)(a)3. 3. Instruction.
115.415(3)(a)4. 4. Professional responsibilities and development.
115.415(3)(b) (b) A teacher or principal evaluated under this subsection shall be placed in one of multiple performance categories.
115.415(4) (4)From the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (ek), the department may award grants to school districts and the governing board of a charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x) to implement an educator effectiveness evaluation system developed under sub. (2) or an equivalency process established by rule under sub. (3).
115.415 History History: 2011 a. 166; 2013 a. 20, 258; 2015 a. 20, 55.
115.42 115.42 Grants for national teacher certification or master educator licensure.
115.42(1)(1)
115.42(1)(a) (a) The department shall award a grant to any person who satisfies all of the following requirements:
115.42(1)(a)1. 1. The person is certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards or licensed by the department as a master educator under s. PI 34.19, Wis. Adm. Code.
115.42 Note NOTE: Section PI 34.19, Wis. Adm. Code, no longer exists. Chapter PI 34, Wis. Adm. Code, was repealed and recreated in its entirety effective 8-1-18.
115.42(1)(a)2. 2. The person is licensed as a teacher by the state superintendent or employed as a teacher in a private school or tribal school located in this state.
115.42(1)(a)4. 4. The person is employed as a teacher in this state.
115.42(1)(a)5. 5. If the person was evaluated under s. 115.415 in the previous school year, the person was placed in the “effective" or “highly effective" performance category in the applicable educator effectiveness system, as determined by the department.
115.42(1)(b) (b) The grant under this subsection shall be an amount equal to the costs of obtaining certification or licensure under par. (a) 1. that are borne by the person, not to exceed $2,000. The department shall award the grant under this subsection in the first school year in which the person meets the requirements under par. (a).
115.42(2) (2)
115.42(2)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (c), the department shall award 9 grants of $2,500 each to each person who received a grant under sub. (1) if the person satisfies all of the following requirements:
115.42(2)(a)1. 1. The person maintains his or her national teacher certificate or master educator license.
115.42(2)(a)2. 2. The person maintains his or her license as a teacher issued by the state superintendent or remains employed in a private school or tribal school located in this state.
115.42(2)(a)4. 4. The person remains employed as a teacher in this state.
115.42(2)(bL) (bL) The department shall award the grants under this subsection annually, one grant in each of the school years following the school year in which the grant under sub. (1) was awarded and in which the person satisfies the requirements under par. (a).
115.42(2)(c) (c) The amount of each grant under par. (a) shall be $5,000 in any school year in which the recipient is employed in a school in which at least 60 percent of the pupils enrolled satisfy the income eligibility criteria for a free or reduced-price lunch under 42 USC 1758 (b) (1).
115.42(2)(d) (d) In any of the 9 school years following the receipt of a grant under sub. (1) in which the grant recipient is evaluated under s. 115.415, if the grant recipient is placed in a performance category other than the “effective" or “highly effective" performance category in the applicable educator effectiveness system, as determined by the department, he or she is not eligible for a grant under this subsection in that school year.
115.42(4) (4)The department shall promulgate rules to implement and administer this section, including rules relating to all of the following:
115.42(4)(a) (a) The application process, including necessary documentation.
115.42(4)(b) (b) The selection process for grant recipients.
115.42 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. PI 37, Wis. adm. code.
115.423 115.423 Rural school teacher talent pilot program. From the appropriation under s. 20.255 (1) (eg), the department shall award grants to cooperative educational service agencies to coordinate with universities and colleges to place undergraduate college students in rural school districts as student teachers and in practicums and internships. Grant moneys may be used to expand an existing student teacher, practicum, or internship program or to create a new program, but may not be used to maintain an existing program. Grant moneys may be used to cover the cooperative educational service agencies' costs to coordinate the program and to provide mileage reimbursement and stipends to participating undergraduates.
115.423 History History: 2017 a. 59.
115.425 115.425 Professional standards council for teachers. The professional standards council for teachers shall do all of the following:
115.425(1) (1)Advise the state superintendent on standards for the licensure of teachers, including initial licensure and maintenance and renewal of licenses, to ensure the effective teaching of a relevant curriculum in Wisconsin schools.
115.425(2) (2)Propose to the state superintendent standards for evaluating and approving teacher education programs, including continuing education programs.
115.425(3) (3)Provide to the state superintendent an ongoing assessment of the complexities of teaching and the status of the teaching profession in this state.
115.425(4) (4)Propose to the state superintendent policies and practices for school boards and state and local teacher organizations to use in developing effective teaching.
115.425(5) (5)Propose to the state superintendent standards and procedures for revoking a teaching license.
115.425(6) (6)Propose to the state superintendent ways to recognize excellence in teaching, including the assessment administered by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and master educator licensure, and to assist teachers to achieve excellence in teaching.
115.425(7) (7)Propose to the state superintendent effective peer assistance and peer mentoring models, including evaluation systems, and alternative teacher dismissal procedures for consideration by school boards and labor organizations.
115.425(8) (8)Review and make recommendations regarding administrative rules proposed by the department that relate to teacher preparation, licensure and regulation.
115.425(9) (9)Propose to the state superintendent alternative procedures for the preparation and licensure of teachers.
115.425(11) (11)Report annually to the standing committees in each house of the legislature that deal with education matters on the activities and effectiveness of the council.
115.425 History History: 1997 a. 298; 1999 a. 32 s. 176.
115.43 115.43 Precollege scholarships.
115.43(1)(1)Definition. In this section, “ economically disadvantaged pupil" means a pupil who satisfies the income eligibility criteria for a free or reduced-price lunch under 42 USC 1758 (b) (1).
115.43(2) (2)Scholarships. The state superintendent shall:
115.43(2)(a) (a) Annually set goals relating to increasing the percentages of economically disadvantaged pupils who graduate from high school and are prepared for postsecondary school education.
115.43(2)(b) (b) From the appropriation under s. 20.255 (3) (fz), award precollege scholarships, on a competitive basis, to economically disadvantaged pupils who enroll in a technical college or in college or university classes or programs designed to improve academic skills that are essential for success in postsecondary school education. The state superintendent shall give preference to economically disadvantaged pupils who are inadequately represented in the technical college and University of Wisconsin Systems.
115.43(2)(c) (c) In consultation with postsecondary educational institutions, promulgate rules establishing criteria for the review and approval of applications for scholarships under par. (b).
115.43 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. PI 22, Wis. adm. code.
115.435 115.435 Supplemental aid.
115.435(1g)(1g)In this section, “membership" has the meaning given in s. 121.004 (5).
115.435(1r) (1r)A school district that satisfies all of the following criteria may apply to the department by October 15 of each school year for a grant to supplement aid under s. 121.08:
115.435(1r)(a) (a) The school district's membership in the previous school year was no more than 500 pupils.
115.435(1r)(b) (b) The school district is at least 200 square miles in area. The clerks of the municipalities within which the school district is located shall verify the school district's area on a form prepared by the department.
115.435(1r)(c) (c) At least 80 percent of the real property in the school district is exempt from taxation under s. 70.11, taxed as forest croplands under subch. I of ch. 77, owned by or held in trust for a federally recognized American Indian tribe, or owned by the federal government. The clerks of the municipalities within which the school district is located shall verify the information required under this paragraph on a form prepared by the department.
115.435(2) (2)No later than June 30 of the current school year, the department shall, from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (ad), pay each school district that satisfies the criteria under sub. (1r) $350 multiplied by the school district membership in the previous school year. If the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (ad) is insufficient to pay the full amount under this subsection, the funds shall be prorated among the entitled school districts.
115.435 History History: 1999 a. 9, 185; 2001 a. 16; 2017 a. 300.
115.436 115.436 Sparsity aid.
115.436(1)(1)In this section, “membership" has the meaning given in s. 121.004 (5).
115.436(2) (2)A school district is eligible for sparsity aid under this section if it satisfies all of the following criteria:
115.436(2)(a) (a) The school district's membership in the previous school year was no more than 745.
115.436(2)(c) (c) The school district's membership in the previous school year divided by the school district's area in square miles is less than 10.
115.436(3) (3)
115.436(3)(a)(a) Beginning in the 2018-19 school year, from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (ae) and subject to par. (b), the department shall pay to each school district eligible for sparsity aid $400 multiplied by the membership in the previous school year.
115.436(3)(am) (am) Beginning in the 2017-18 school year, from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (ae), the department shall, subject to par. (b), pay to each school district that received aid under this section in the previous school year but does not satisfy the requirement under sub. (2) (a) in the current school year 50 percent of the amount received by the school district under par. (a) in the previous school year.
115.436(3)(ap) (ap) In the school year in which a school district consolidation takes effect under s. 117.08 or 117.09 and in each of the subsequent 4 school years, notwithstanding sub. (2), the department shall pay the consolidated school district sparsity aid in an amount that is not less than 50 percent of the aggregate amount of sparsity aid received by the consolidating school districts in the school year prior to the school year in which the consolidation takes effect. This paragraph does not apply to a school district created by a consolidation under s. 117.08 or 117.09 that takes effect before July 1, 2019.
115.436(3)(b) (b) If the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (ae) in any fiscal year is insufficient to pay the full amount under pars. (a), (am), and (ap), the department shall prorate the payments among the school districts entitled to aid under this subsection.
115.436 History History: 2007 a. 20; 2009 a. 28; 2015 a. 55, 305; 2017 a. 59, 141.
115.437 115.437 Per pupil aid.
115.437(1)(1)In this section, “number of pupils enrolled" has the meaning given in s. 121.90 (1) (intro.) and includes 40 percent of the summer enrollment. “Number of pupils enrolled" does not include pupils described in the exception under s. 121.90 (1) (f).
115.437(2) (2)
115.437(2)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), annually on the 4th Monday of March, the department shall pay to each school district an amount equal to the average of the number of pupils enrolled in the school district in the current and 2 preceding school years multiplied by $75 in the 2013-14 school year, by $150 in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years, by $250 in the 2016-17 school year, by $450 in the 2017-18 school year, by $654 in the 2018-19 school year, by $679 and $63 in each school year thereafter. The department shall make the payments from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (aq).
115.437(2)(b)1.1. The department shall make the payment under par. (a) for the 2015-16 school year on the 2nd Monday of July 2016.
115.437(2)(b)2. 2. The department shall consider the amount paid from s. 20.255 (2) (aq) under subd. 1. to be money appropriated to s. 20.255 (2) (aq) in the 2015-16 school year for purposes of calculating the change in the amount of statewide categorical aid per pupil under s. 118.40 (2r) (e) 2p. from the 2014-15 school year to the 2015-16 school year, from the 2015-16 school year to the 2016-17 school year, and from the 2016-17 school year to the 2017-18 school year.
115.437 History History: 2013 a. 20; 2015 a. 55; 2017 a. 59; 2017 a. 365 s. 111; 2019 a. 9.
115.438 115.438 Personal electronic computing devices; grant program.
115.438(1)(1)In this section:
115.438(1)(a) (a) “Membership" has the meaning given in s. 121.004 (5).
115.438(1)(b) (b) “Personal electronic computing device” means an electronic computing device that satisfies all of the following criteria:
115.438(1)(b)1. 1. The electronic computing device is a mobile device.
115.438(1)(b)2. 2. The electronic computing device is assignable to an individual pupil to be used solely by that pupil.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 20 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on November 11, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after November 11, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 11-11-19)