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118.42(3)(c)1.a. a. Notify the legislature's education committees under s. 13.172 (3) and each legislator whose legislative district includes any portion of the school district.
118.42(3)(c)1.b. b. Provide a system of support and improvement, including technical assistance, to the school board.
118.42(3)(c)2. 2. If a school board receives a directive from the state superintendent under par. (a) or (b), the school board shall seek input from school district staff, parents, and community leaders on implementing the directive.
118.42(4) (4) The state superintendent shall promulgate rules establishing criteria and procedures for determining whether a school or school district is in need of improvement and whether a school is among the lowest performing 5 percent of all public schools in the state, for the purposes of this section.
118.42(5) (5) Nothing in this section alters or otherwise affects the rights or remedies afforded school districts and school district employees under federal or state law.
118.42 History History: 2009 a. 215; 2011 a. 10.
118.42 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. PI 43, Wis. adm. code.
118.43 118.43 Achievement guarantee contracts; state aid.
118.43(1)(1) Definitions. In this section:
118.43(1)(a) (a) "Class size" means the number of pupils assigned to a regular classroom teacher on the 3rd Friday of September.
118.43(1)(b) (b) "Low income" means the measure of low income that is used by the school district under 20 USC 2723.
118.43(2) (2)Eligibility; application.
118.43(2)(a)(a) The school board of any school district in which a school in the previous school year had an enrollment that was at least 50% low-income is eligible to participate in the program under this section, except that a school board is eligible to participate in the program under this section in the 2000-01 school year if in the 1998-99 school year a school in the school district had an enrollment that was at least 0% low-income.
118.43(2)(b) (b) In the 1996-97 school year, the school board of an eligible school district may enter into a 5-year achievement guarantee contract with the department on behalf of one school in the school district if all of the following apply:
118.43(2)(b)1. 1. In the previous school year, the school had an enrollment that was at least 30% low-income.
118.43(2)(b)2. 2. The school board is not receiving a grant under the preschool to grade 5 program on behalf of the school under s. 115.45, 2009 stats.
118.43(2)(bg) (bg) In the 1998-99 school year, the school board of an eligible school district may enter into a 5-year achievement guarantee contract with the department on behalf of one school in the school district if all of the following apply:
118.43(2)(bg)1. 1. In the previous school year, the school had an enrollment that was at least 30% low-income.
118.43(2)(bg)2. 2. The school board is not receiving a grant under the preschool to grade 5 program on behalf of the school under s. 115.45, 2009 stats.
118.43(2)(br) (br) In the 2000-01 school year, the school board of an eligible school district may enter into a 5-year achievement guarantee contract with the department on behalf of one or more schools in the school district if all of the following apply:
118.43(2)(br)2. 2. The school board is not receiving a grant under the preschool to grade 5 program on behalf of any of the schools under s. 115.45, 2009 stats.
118.43(2)(br)3. 3. The school board, if eligible to participate in the program under this section in the 1996-97 and 1998-99 school years, had participated in the program during either school year.
118.43(2)(br)4. 4. None of the schools is a beneficiary of a contract under this section.
118.43(2)(bt) (bt) In the 2010-11 school year, the school board of an eligible school district may enter into a 5-year achievement guarantee contract with the department on behalf of one or more schools in the school district if all of the following apply:
118.43(2)(bt)1. 1. In the previous school year, each school had an enrollment that was at least 30 percent low income.
118.43(2)(bt)2. 2. The school board is not receiving a grant under the preschool to grade 5 program on behalf of any of the schools under s. 115.45, 2009 stats.
118.43(2)(bt)3. 3. None of the schools is a beneficiary of a contract under this section.
118.43(2)(bv) (bv) In the 2011-12 school year, the school board of an eligible school district may enter into a 5-year achievement guarantee contract with the department on behalf of one or more schools in the school district if, in the 2010-11 school year, the school board received a grant under the preschool to grade 5 program on behalf of the schools under s. 115.45, 2009 stats.
118.43(2)(c) (c) Notwithstanding pars. (b) and (bg), the school board of the school district operating under ch. 119 may enter into an achievement guarantee contract on behalf of up to 10 schools under par. (b) and up to 10 schools under par. (bg).
118.43(2)(d) (d) If an eligible school district has more than one school that qualifies under par. (b), the school board shall apply on behalf of the school with the largest number of low-income pupils in grades kindergarten and one.
118.43(2)(e)1.1. If the school board of an eligible school district does not enter into an achievement guarantee contract with the department, a school board that has entered into such a contract, other than the school board of the school district operating under ch. 119, may apply to the department to enter into such a contract on behalf of one or more schools that meet the requirements under par. (b), (bg) or (br).
118.43(2)(e)2. 2. If more than one school board applies under subd. 1., the department shall determine which school board to contract with based on the number of low-income pupils in grades kindergarten and one enrolled in the schools and on the balance of rural and urban school districts currently participating in the program.
118.43(2)(g) (g) The department may renew an achievement guarantee contract under pars. (b), (bg), (br), (bt), and (bv) for one or more terms of 5 school years. Except as provided in sub. (3m), as a condition of receiving payments under a renewal of an achievement guarantee contract, a school board shall maintain the reduction of class size achieved during the last school year of the original achievement guarantee contract for the grades specified for the last school year of the contract.
118.43(3) (3)Contract requirements. Except as provided in pars. (am), (ar), (at), and (av) and sub. (3r), an achievement guarantee contract shall require the school board to do all of the following in each participating school:
118.43(3)(a) (a) Class size. Reduce each class size to 15 in the following manner:
118.43(3)(a)1. 1. In the 1996-97 school year, in at least grades kindergarten and one.
118.43(3)(a)2. 2. In the 1997-98 school year, in at least grades kindergarten to 2.
118.43(3)(a)3. 3. In the 1998-99 to 2000-01 school years, in at least grades kindergarten to 3.
118.43(3)(am) (am) Class size; additional contracts. For contracts that begin in the 1998-99 school year, reduce each class size to 15 in the following manner:
118.43(3)(am)1. 1. In the 1998-99 school year, in at least grades kindergarten and one.
118.43(3)(am)2. 2. In the 1999-2000 school year, in at least grades kindergarten to 2.
118.43(3)(am)3. 3. In the 2000-01 to 2002-03 school years, in at least grades kindergarten to 3.
118.43(3)(ar) (ar) Class size; additional contracts. For contracts that begin in the 2000-01 school year, reduce each class size to 15 in the following manner:
118.43(3)(ar)1. 1. In the 2000-01 school year, in at least grades kindergarten and one.
118.43(3)(ar)2. 2. In the 2001-02 school year, in at least grades kindergarten to 2.
118.43(3)(ar)3. 3. In the 2002-03 to 2004-05 school years, in at least grades kindergarten to 3.
118.43(3)(at) (at) Class size; additional contracts. For contracts that begin in the 2010-11 school year, reduce each class size to 18 in the following manner:
118.43(3)(at)1. 1. In the 2010-11 school year, in at least grades kindergarten and one.
118.43(3)(at)2. 2. In the 2011-12 school year, in at least grades kindergarten to 2.
118.43(3)(at)3. 3. In the 2012-13 to 2014-15 school years, in at least grades kindergarten to 3.
118.43(3)(av) (av) Class size; additional contracts. For contracts that begin in the 2011-12 school year, reduce each class size to 18 in the following manner:
118.43(3)(av)1. 1. In the 2011-12 school year, in at least grades kindergarten and one.
118.43(3)(av)2. 2. In the 2012-13 school year, in at least grades kindergarten to 2.
118.43(3)(av)3. 3. In the 2013-14 to 2015-16 school years, in at least grades kindergarten to 3.
118.43(3)(b) (b) Education and human services.
118.43(3)(b)1.1. Keep the school open every day from early in the morning until late in the day, as specified in the contract.
118.43(3)(b)2. 2. Collaborate with community organizations to make educational and recreational opportunities, as well as a variety of community and social services, available in the school to all school district residents.
118.43(3)(c) (c) Curriculum.
118.43(3)(c)1.1. Provide a rigorous academic curriculum designed to improve pupil academic achievement.
118.43(3)(c)2. 2. In consultation with the department and with the participation of the school's teachers and administrators and school district residents, review the school's current curriculum to determine how well it promotes pupil academic achievement.
118.43(3)(c)3. 3. If necessary, outline any changes to the curriculum to improve pupil academic achievement.
118.43(3)(d) (d) Staff development and accountability.
118.43(3)(d)1.1. Develop a one-year program for all newly hired employees that helps them make the transition from their previous employment or school to their current employment.
118.43(3)(d)2. 2. Provide time for employees to collaborate and plan.
118.43(3)(d)3. 3. Require that each teacher and administrator submit to the school board a professional development plan that focuses on how the individual will help improve pupil academic achievement. The plan shall include a method by which the individual will receive evaluations on the success of his or her efforts from a variety of sources.
118.43(3)(d)4. 4. Regularly review staff development plans to determine if they are effective in helping to improve pupil academic achievement.
118.43(3)(d)5. 5. Establish an evaluation process for professional staff members that does all of the following:
118.43(3)(d)5.a. a. Identifies individual strengths and weaknesses.
118.43(3)(d)5.b. b. Clearly describes areas in need of improvement.
118.43(3)(d)5.c. c. Includes a support plan that provides opportunities to learn and improve.
118.43(3)(d)5.d. d. Systematically documents performance in accordance with the plan.
118.43(3)(d)5.e. e. Allows professional staff members to comment on and contribute to revisions in the evaluation process.
118.43(3)(d)5.f. f. Provides for the dismissal of professional staff members whose failure to learn and improve has been documented over a 2-year period.
118.43(3m) (3m)Adjustment to class size.
118.43(3m)(a)(a) Beginning in the 2010-11 school year, notwithstanding sub. (3) (a), (am), and (ar), a school board operating under an achievement guarantee contract on May 27, 2010, may do any of the following:
118.43(3m)(a)1. 1. Satisfy the class size limitation by reducing each class size in each school covered by the contract to no more than 18.
118.43(3m)(a)2. 2. Combine 2 classes subject to the class size limitation in any school covered by the contract having at least 2 regular classroom teachers when the classes are combined if the combined class size is not greater than 30.
118.43(3m)(b) (b) A school board operating under an achievement guarantee contract entered into under sub. (3) (at) or (av) may combine 2 classes subject to the class size limitation in any school covered by the contract having at least 2 regular classroom teachers when the classes are combined if the combined class size is not greater than 30.
118.43(3r) (3r)Adjustment to participating grades. A school district that has entered into or renewed an achievement guarantee contract under this section may, in one or more years covered by the contract, choose not to comply with the requirement to reduce class size in grades 2 or 3, or both, in one or more schools in the district.
118.43(4) (4)Other contract provisions. Each achievement guarantee contract shall include all of the following:
118.43(4)(a) (a) A description of how the school will implement each of the elements under sub. (3), including any alternative class configurations for specific educational activities that may be used to meet the class size requirement under sub. (3).
118.43(4)(b) (b) A description of the method that the school district will use to evaluate the academic achievement of the pupils enrolled in the school.
118.43(4)(c) (c) A description of the school's performance objectives for the academic achievement of the pupils enrolled in the school and the means that will be used to evaluate success in attaining the objectives. Performance objectives shall include all of the following:
118.43(4)(c)1. 1. Where applicable, improvement in the scores on the examination administered to pupils under s. 121.02 (1) (r).
118.43(4)(c)2. 2. The attainment of any educational goals adopted by the school board.
118.43(4)(c)3. 3. Professional development with the objective of improving pupil academic achievement.
118.43(4)(c)4. 4. Methods by which the school involves pupils, parents or guardians of pupils and other school district residents in decisions affecting the school.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 200 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before April 18, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 18, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-18-14)