118.60(7)(g)2. 2. By the first day of the 12th month beginning after the month in which the department establishes the model management plan and practices for maintaining indoor environmental quality in public and private schools under s. 118.075 (3), or by the beginning of the 2nd school year of participation in the program under this section, whichever is later, the private school shall implement a plan for maintaining indoor environmental quality in the private school.
118.60(7)(g)3. 3. Each private school participating in the program under this section shall provide a copy of the plan implemented under subd. 2. to any person upon request.
118.60(7)(h) (h) Beginning in the 2018-19 school year, each private school participating in the program under this section shall conduct criminal background investigations of its employees and exclude from employment any person not permitted to hold a teaching license as the result of an offense and any person who might reasonably be believed to pose a threat to the safety of others.
118.60(7m) (7m)
118.60(7m)(a)(a) By May 1 before the first school term that a private school participates in the program under this section or s. 119.23, a private school shall submit to the department one of the following:
118.60(7m)(a)1. 1. A surety bond payable to the state in an amount equal to 25 percent of the total amount of payments the private school expects to receive under this section and s. 119.23 during the first school year the private school participates in the program under this section.
118.60(7m)(a)2. 2. A complete anticipated budget, on a form provided by the department, for the first fiscal period of participation in the program under this section and evidence of financial viability, as prescribed by the department by rule. The private school shall include in the budget the anticipated enrollments for all pupils enrolled in the private school and for pupils enrolled in the private school under this section; estimated revenues and costs; a schedule of anticipated beginning and ending net choice program assets; and a schedule of monthly cash flow requirements. The private school shall include in the budget contingent funding sources the private school will use in the event that actual enrollments are less than expected.
118.60(7m)(b)1.1. If a private school submits a surety bond under par. (a) 1., the private school shall annually provide, by May 1, a surety bond payable to the state until the private school submits all of the following to the department:
118.60(7m)(b)1.a. a. A financial audit prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles with allowable modifications for long-term fixed assets that does not contain any indicators that the private school is not financially viable.
118.60(7m)(b)1.b. b. Evidence of sound fiscal and internal control practices under sub. (7) (am) 2m. b. for the school year in the financial audit submitted under subd. 1. a. and for the subsequent school year, neither of which indicates that the private school is not financially viable.
118.60(7m)(b)2. 2. A private school shall provide a surety bond under this paragraph in an amount equal to 25 percent of the total amount of payments the private school expects to receive under this section and s. 119.23 during the following school year.
118.60(7m)(c) (c) If a private school submits a complete anticipated budget under par. (a) 2., the department shall determine whether the private school is financially viable by August 1. If the department determines that the private school is not financially viable, the private school is not eligible to participate in the program under this section or s. 119.23 in the current school year.
118.60(9) (9)If any accrediting or preaccrediting entity determines during the accrediting or preaccrediting process that a private school does not meet all of the requirements under s. 118.165 (1), it shall report that failure to the department.
118.60(9m) (9m)Beginning in September 2016, and annually thereafter, the governing body of a private school participating in the program under this section that maintains an Internet site for the private school shall, if the private school is included in the most recent accountability report published under s. 115.385, within 30 days after the department publishes the accountability report, prominently link on the home page of that Internet site to the pages in that most recent accountability report concerning the private school.
118.60(10) (10)
118.60(10)(a)(a) The state superintendent may issue an order barring a private school from participating in the program under this section in the current school year if the state superintendent determines that the private school has done any of the following:
118.60(10)(a)1. 1. Intentionally or negligently misrepresented any information required under this section or any rule promulgated under this section.
118.60(10)(a)2. 2. Failed to provide the notice or pay the fee required under sub. (2) (a) 3., or provide the information required under sub. (7) (am) or (d), by the date or within the period specified.
118.60(10)(a)3. 3. Failed to refund to the state any overpayment made under sub. (4) or (4m) by the date specified by department rule.
118.60(10)(a)5. 5. Failed to provide the information required under sub. (6m) or (6p).
118.60(10)(a)6. 6. Failed to comply with the requirements under sub. (7) (b), (c), or (h) or (7m).
118.60(10)(a)7. 7. Violated sub. (7) (b) 4., 5., or 6.
118.60(10)(a)8. 8. Before the end of a 7-year period beginning on the date of an order issued by the state superintendent under this subsection, retained a disqualified person, for compensation or as a volunteer, as an owner, officer, director, trustee, administrator, person designated by the administrator to assist in processing pupil applications, or person responsible for administrative, financial, or pupil health and safety matters.
118.60(10)(am) (am) If the state superintendent determines that any of the following have occurred, he or she may issue an order barring the private school from participating in the program under this section in the following school year:
118.60(10)(am)1. 1. The private school has not complied with the requirements under sub. (7) (em).
118.60(10)(am)2. 2. The private school's application for accreditation has been denied by the accrediting entity.
118.60(10)(am)3. 3. The private school has not achieved accreditation within the period allowed under sub. (2) (a) 7.
118.60(10)(am)4. 4. The private school intentionally or negligently misrepresented any information required under this section or any rule promulgated under this section.
118.60(10)(ar)1.1. If the state superintendent determines that a private school has failed to continuously maintain accreditation as required under sub. (7) (ad), that the governing body of the private school has withdrawn the private school from the accreditation process, or that the private school's accreditation has been revoked, denied, or terminated by an accrediting entity, the state superintendent shall issue an order barring the private school's participation in the program under this section at the end of the current school year.
118.60(10)(ar)2. 2. A private school whose participation in the program under this section is barred under subd. 1. may not participate in the program under this section or under s. 119.23 until the governing body of the private school demonstrates to the satisfaction of the department that it has obtained accreditation from an accrediting entity, provided the accreditation is from an entity other than the entity with which the private school failed to continuously maintain accreditation or, if the private school's accreditation was revoked, denied, or terminated, other than the entity that revoked, denied, or terminated the private school's accreditation.
118.60(10)(b) (b) The state superintendent may issue an order immediately terminating a private school's participation in the program under this section if he or she determines that conditions at the private school present an imminent threat to the health or safety of pupils.
118.60(10)(c) (c) Whenever the state superintendent issues an order under par. (a), (am), (ar), or (b), he or she shall immediately notify the parent or guardian of each pupil attending the private school under this section.
118.60(10)(d) (d) The state superintendent may withhold payment from a private school under subs. (4) and (4m) if the private school violates this section or s. 115.383 (3) (b).
118.60(11) (11)The department shall do all of the following:
118.60(11)(a) (a) Promulgate rules to implement and administer this section. The department may not by rule establish standards under sub. (7) (am) that exceed the standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
118.60(11)(b) (b) Notify each private school participating in the program under this section of any proposed changes to the program or to administrative rules governing the program, including changes to application or filing deadlines but not including changes to provisions governing health or safety, prior to the beginning of the school year in which the change takes effect.
118.60(11)(c) (c) Within 10 days after receiving the information submitted as required under sub. (7) (em), notify the participating private school of receipt of accreditation status.
118.60(11)(d) (d) When the department publicly releases data related to enrollment of, standardized test results for, applications submitted by, waiting lists for pupils participating in or seeking to participate in the program under this section, release the data all at the same time, uniformly, and completely.
118.60 History History: 2011 a. 32, 47, 215; 2013 a. 20, 2013 a. 166 s. 77; 2013 a. 173 s. 33; 2013 a. 237, 256; 2015 a. 55, 72, 212, 297, 338; 2017 a. 36, 59; 2017 a. 364 ss. 48, 49; 2017 a. 366; s. 13.92 (2) (i); s. 35.17 correction in (2) (ag) 4., (3) (ar) 3. and (c), (10) (a) 3.
118.60 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. PI 48, Wis. adm. code.
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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)