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.
115.438(1)(b)3. 3. The electronic computing device may be used to access the Internet.
115.438(2) (2)Any of the following may apply for a grant under this section:
115.438(2)(a) (a) A school board.
115.438(2)(b) (b) An operator of a charter school under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x).
115.438(2)(c) (c) The governing body of a private school.
115.438(2)(d) (d) A tribal school.
115.438(3) (3)A recipient of a grant under this section may use the grant only for the following purposes:
115.438(3)(a) (a) To purchase personal electronic computing devices.
115.438(3)(b) (b) To purchase software for personal electronic computing devices.
115.438(3)(c) (c) To purchase curriculum, including any related educational content or materials, a portion or all of which includes content that may be accessed on a personal electronic computing device.
115.438(3)(d) (d) To train professional staff on how to effectively incorporate personal electronic computing devices into a classroom and into the high school curriculum.
115.438(4) (4)
115.438(4)(a)(a) Beginning in the 2018-19 school year and ending in the 2022-23 school year, from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (aw) and subject to pars. (b) and (c), the department shall pay to each school district, operator of a charter school under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x), governing body of a private school, and tribal school that applies for a grant under this section an amount calculated by multiplying $125 by one of the following:
115.438(4)(a)1. 1. For a school district, the number of 9th grade pupils included in the school district's membership in the previous school year.
115.438(4)(a)2. 2. For an operator of a charter school under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x), the number of 9th grade pupils attending the charter school in the current school year.
115.438(4)(a)3. 3. For a governing body of a private school, the number of 9th grade pupils attending the private school in the current school year.
115.438(4)(a)4. 4. For a tribal school, the number of 9th grade pupils attending the tribal school in the current school year.
115.438(4)(b) (b) As a condition of receiving a grant under par. (a), an applicant shall demonstrate to the satisfaction of the department that the applicant will provide matching funds in an amount equal to the grant award.
115.438(4)(c) (c) If the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (aw) in any fiscal year is insufficient to pay the full amount under par. (a), the department shall prorate the payments among the eligible applicants.
115.438 History History: 2017 a. 59.
115.439 115.439 Supplemental per pupil aid.
115.439(2)(2)Eligibility. A school district is eligible for aid under this section.
115.439(3) (3)Aid payments. Beginning in the 2019-20 school year the department shall pay to each eligible school district an amount.
115.439 History History: 2019 a. 9.
115.44 115.44 Early identification program.
115.44(1)(1)The state superintendent shall establish an early identification program as part of the Wisconsin educational opportunity program under s. 115.28 (23). Early identification program costs shall be paid from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (1) (a). The early identification program shall assist minority and economically disadvantaged pupils in grades 8 to 12 in pursuing higher educational opportunities by providing direction toward attainment of career goals.
115.44(2) (2)Biennially, the state superintendent shall provide the governor and any appropriate standing committee of the legislature information on the performance of the early identification program and the postsecondary educational progress of the pupils who were enrolled in the program. The information shall include the number and ethnic backgrounds of the pupils who were enrolled in the program and college acceptance, retention and graduation rates of the pupils.
115.44 History History: 1987 a. 27; 1991 a. 39; 1995 a. 27 s. 9145 (1); 1997 a. 27.
115.445 115.445 Four-year-old kindergarten grants.
115.445(1)(1)A school board may apply to the department for a 2-year grant under this section to implement a 4-year-old kindergarten program.
115.445(2) (2)
115.445(2)(a)(a) In the first school year of a grant awarded under this section, the department shall pay the school board up to $3,000 for each 4-year-old kindergarten pupil enrolled in the school district. In the succeeding school year, the department shall pay the school board up to $1,500 for each 4-year-old kindergarten pupil enrolled in the school district.
115.445(2)(b) (b) The department shall award grants under this section beginning in the 2008-09 school year and shall give preference in awarding grants to school boards that use community approaches to early education, as defined by the department by rule. If the funds in the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (dp) are insufficient to pay all eligible school boards, the department shall prorate the payments.
115.445(3) (3)The department shall promulgate rules to implement this section.
115.445 History History: 2007 a. 20.
115.445 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. PI 38, Wis. adm. code.
115.447 115.447 Summer school programs; grants.
115.447(1)(1)In this section, “eligible school district” means a 1st class city school district.
115.447(2) (2)Beginning in the 2018-19 school year and in each year thereafter, from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (dj), the department shall award grants to eligible school districts to do any of the following:
115.447(2)(a) (a) Develop a summer school program.
115.447(2)(b) (b) Redesign a summer school program.
115.447(2)(c) (c) Implement a summer school program.
115.447(3) (3)The department shall promulgate rules to implement this section.
115.447 History History: 2017 a. 59.
115.45 115.45 Robotics league participation grants program.
115.45(1)(1)In this section:
115.45(1)(a) (a) “Allowable expenses" includes fees, kits, and supplies required to participate in a robotics competition, travel expenses to a robotics competition for eligible team members, and a stipend for the mentor of an eligible team.
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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)