116.032 Annotation Guidelines for possibly avoiding constitutional objections to CESA service contracts with private schools are discussed. 62 Atty. Gen. 75.
116.035 116.035 Designation of records custodian. The board of control may, on behalf of any agency authority as defined in s. 19.32 (1), including the agency, the agency administrator and any subunit of the agency, designate one or more individuals to be legal custodians of records.
116.035 History History: 1981 c. 335.
116.04 116.04 Agency administrator. The board of control shall appoint an individual to serve as agency administrator. The agency administrator shall implement the policies of the board of control.
116.04 History History: 1977 c. 221; 1983 a. 27; 1993 a. 355; 1995 a. 27.
116.045 116.045 Agency personnel. The agency is the sole employer of the personnel it employs. A recipient of personnel services is not deemed an employer because of the exercise of supervision or control over any personnel services provided.
116.045 History History: 1977 c. 221.
116.05 116.05 Advisory committees. In each agency there shall be a professional advisory committee, composed of the school district administrator of each school district in the agency, which shall meet at the request of the board of control or the agency administrator to advise them. The board of control may appoint additional advisory committees that are representative of the users of the agency's services and programs.
116.05 History History: 1977 c. 221 s. 6; 1995 a. 27.
116.055 116.055 Real property. The board of control may purchase, hold, encumber and dispose of real property, in the name of the agency, for use as its office or for any educational service provided by the agency if a resolution to do so is adopted by a two-thirds vote of the members of the board of control and then approved by three-fourths of the school boards in the agency by majority vote of each school board. Aid received under s. 116.08 may be used for the acquisition and maintenance of real property under this section.
116.055 History History: 1983 a. 27.
116.055 Annotation School district members of a CESA who unsuccessfully oppose a real estate purchase by the CESA are obliged to pay their share of the costs of the purchase and may be sued by the CESA to enforce the obligation. 80 Atty. Gen. 296.
116.06 116.06 Revision of agency boundaries.
116.06(1)(1)Upon the petition of a school board of a district operating high school grades, the state superintendent, after investigation of the proposal, may transfer by order the entire school district from one agency to another, effective the next succeeding July 1. Any school district so transferred shall pay its agreed share of all expenses incurred by the agency in its behalf, but shall not be required to fulfill any commitments in the agency from which transferred extending beyond the effective date of transfer. A transfer of the territory of a union high school district shall include and effect a transfer of that territory of underlying elementary school districts which lie within the boundaries of the union high school district.
116.06(2) (2)When a new school district is created, it becomes a part of the agency in which the greatest portion of its equalized valuation lies, effective the next succeeding July 1. When territory is detached from a school district operating high school grades and attached to a school district that is in another agency, such transferred territory shall become a part of the agency of the school district to which it is attached, effective the next succeeding July 1.
116.06 History History: 1995 a. 27 s. 9145 (1); 1997 a. 27.
116.065 116.065 Withdrawal from agency.
116.065(1)(1)The school board of a school district may adopt a resolution to withdraw from an agency. The school board shall immediately notify the board of control and the state superintendent that the school board has adopted a resolution under this subsection.
116.065(2) (2)A resolution adopted under sub. (1) or (3) prior to January 15 in any school year shall be effective the next succeeding July 1. A resolution adopted under sub. (1) or (3) on or after January 15 in any school year shall be effective on the 2nd succeeding July 1.
116.065(3) (3)A school district that has withdrawn from an agency under sub. (1) may rejoin the agency by adopting a resolution and immediately notifying the board of control and state superintendent of the resolution to rejoin.
116.065(4) (4)The school board of a school district that has withdrawn from an agency under this section and is not in any other agency may contract with the department for other programs and services the school district would be receiving if it were in an agency.
116.065(5) (5)The board of control of an agency may not assess any cost against a school district that withdraws from the agency under this section for expenses the board incurs while the school district is not in the agency.
116.065 History History: 1985 a. 29; 1995 a. 27 s. 9145 (1); 1997 a. 27; 2015 a. 55 ss. 3234 to 3236m, 3240.
116.07 116.07 Consolidation of agencies.
116.07(1)(1)A board of control may on its own motion or shall on the petition of 100 electors of the agency territory approach an adjoining board of control regarding the feasibility of the consolidation of their agencies. Unless within 60 days of the filing of the petition each board of control passes a resolution to explore the feasibility of consolidation and to hold a separate public hearing, the resolution or petition is denied without further action.
116.07(2) (2)Upon completion of a plan of consolidation, the affected boards of control shall give 30 days' notice in writing to those school boards affected of a public hearing on the proposed consolidation. Notice of such hearing also shall be published as a class 2 notice, under ch. 985, the last insertion to be at least 20 days prior to the date of the hearing.
116.07(3) (3)Following the hearing on the proposed consolidation the affected boards of control shall vote on the consolidation. A majority vote of the members present and voting from each board of control shall be necessary to approve the proposed consolidation. The consolidation shall become effective the next succeeding July 1. The boards of control acting jointly shall devise a plan for the equitable distribution of the assets and liabilities of the existing agencies and provide for the transfer of existing contracts and programs.
116.07(4) (4)No such plan is valid if it permits any territory of this state to be outside an agency area, unless the territory is part of a school district that has withdrawn from an agency under s. 116.065.
116.07 History History: 1977 c. 221; 2015 a. 55.
116.08 116.08 Loans and local aid.
116.08(1)(1)An amount not to exceed $25,000 annually shall be paid to each agency to match any federal funds received by the agency for vocational education administration.
116.08(2) (2)Agencies may incur short term loans, but the outstanding amount of such loans at any one time shall not exceed 50 percent of the agency's receipts for the prior fiscal year.
116.08(3) (3)No school district shall ever lose any state aid because of refusal of the school district to subscribe to any services provided by an agency.
116.08(4) (4)Except for the operation of a charter school under s. 118.40 (3) (c), whenever an agency performs any service or function under chs. 115 to 121 by contract with a county board or any agency thereof, with a school board or with a county children with disabilities education board, the contract may authorize the agency to make claim for and receive the state aid for performing the service or function. The agency shall transmit a certified copy of the contract containing the authority to collect state aid to the department. When an agency receives the state aid, it shall pay over or credit the amount of state aid received to the proper county or agency thereof, school district or county children with disabilities education board for which the service or function was performed according to the contract therefor.
116.09 116.09 State and federal grants.
116.09(1)(1)Except as provided under sub. (2), the board of control is eligible for and may apply for any state or federal grant for which a school district is eligible.
116.09(2) (2)If a school district in the agency applies for a grant the board of control is eligible for that grant only on behalf of one or more school districts in the agency.
116.09 History History: 1995 a. 27.
116.10 116.10 Lease of equipment. The board of control may lease equipment for the purpose of assisting pupils with a visual handicap to read.
116.10 History History: 1997 a. 27.
2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 50 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on December 6, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after December 6, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 12-6-19)