119.48(4)(c) (c) Upon receipt of the communication, the common council shall file the communication as provided in s. 8.37 and shall cause the question of exceeding the levy rate specified under s. 65.07 (1) (f) to be submitted to the voters of the city at the September election or at a special election. The question of exceeding the levy rate specified under s. 65.07 (1) (f) shall be submitted so that the vote upon exceeding the levy rate specified in s. 65.07 (1) (f) is taken separately from any other question submitted to the voters. If a majority of the electors voting on the question favors exceeding the levy rate specified under s. 65.07 (1) (f), the common council shall approve the increase in the levy rate and shall levy and collect a tax equal to the amount of money approved by the electors.
119.48 History History: 1987 a. 27; 1999 a. 182; 2005 a. 453.
119.485 119.485 Taxes for state trust fund loans.
119.485(1)(1)If the board is awarded a state trust fund loan under subch. II of ch. 24, the board shall include in its budget transmitted to the common council under s. 119.16 (8) (b) a written notice specifying the amount of money necessary to pay the principal and interest on the loan as they become due. The common council shall levy and collect a tax upon all property subject to taxation in the city, at the same time and in the same manner as other taxes are levied and collected, equal to the amount of money required to make such payments. The taxes are in addition to all other taxes that the city is authorized to levy.
119.485(2) (2)Annually by December 31, the board shall transfer to the city an amount which, when added to the interest that will accrue on the amount, is sufficient to meet the anticipated costs of debt service on the loan in the ensuing year.
119.485 History History: 1997 a. 27.
119.49 119.49 Bond issues.
119.49(1)(1)
119.49(1)(a) (a) If the board deems it necessary to construct buildings or additions to buildings, to remodel buildings or to purchase school sites or to provide funds for any such purpose as a participant in a contract under s. 120.25, it may by a two-thirds vote of the members-elect send a communication to the common council of the city.
119.49(1)(b) (b) The communication shall state the amount of funds needed under par. (a) and the purposes for which the funds will be used and shall request the common council to submit to the voters of the city at the next election held in the city the question of issuing school bonds in the amount and for the purposes stated in the communication.
119.49(2) (2)Upon receipt of the communication, the common council shall file the communication as provided in s. 8.37 and shall cause the question of issuing such school bonds in the stated amount and for the stated school purposes to be submitted to the voters of the city at the next election held in the city. The question of issuing such school bonds shall be submitted so that the vote upon issuing such school bonds is taken separately from any other question submitted to the voters. If a majority of the electors voting on the school bond question favors issuing such school bonds, the common council shall cause the school bonds to be issued immediately or within the period permitted by law, in the amount requested by the board and in the manner other bonds are issued.
119.49(3) (3)The proper city officials shall sell or dispose of the bonds in the same manner as other bonds are disposed of. The entire proceeds of the sale of the bonds shall be placed in the city treasury, subject to the order of the board for the purposes named in the communication under sub. (1). Such school bonds shall be payable within 20 years from the date of their issue.
119.49(4) (4)The common council shall levy and collect a tax upon all taxable property in the city, in the same manner and at the same time as other taxes are levied and collected, which shall be sufficient to pay the interest on all school bonds issued under this subchapter which are outstanding and to pay such part of the principal of such school bonds as becomes due during the ensuing school year.
119.49(5) (5)The sum of the amount of such school bonds outstanding and the amount of notes under s. 119.498 outstanding at any time shall not be greater than 2 percent of the total value of all taxable property in the city as certified under s. 121.06 (2). The tax levied to pay the interest and principal on such school bonds shall be in addition to the tax levied for general purposes upon all the taxable property of the city. The limit under s. 67.03 (1) (a) does not apply to bonds under this section.
119.495 119.495 Borrowing on promissory notes; 1989 to 1993.
119.495(1)(1)Between July 1, 1989, and the first Monday in August, 1993, upon adopting a resolution by a two-thirds vote of the members elect, the board may direct the common council to issue promissory notes under s. 67.12 (12) for the purpose of providing additional classroom space to accommodate anticipated school enrollments.
119.495(2) (2)The board shall include in its budget transmitted to the common council under s. 119.16 (8) (b) a written notice specifying the amount of borrowing to be authorized in the budget for the ensuing year. The common council shall issue the notes and levy a direct annual irrepealable tax sufficient to pay the principal and interest on the notes as they become due. The common council may issue the notes by private sale. The common council shall make every effort to involve a minority investment firm certified under s. 16.287 as managing underwriter of the notes or to engage a minority financial adviser certified under s. 16.287 to advise the city regarding any public sale of the notes.
119.495(3) (3)The common council may not issue a note under this section or sell a note issued under this section after June 30, 1994. The total amount of notes issued under this section may not exceed $27,500,000.
119.495(4) (4)The board may enter into a contract in anticipation of the sale of the notes on the same basis upon which a 1st class city may contract in anticipation of the sale of bonds under s. 67.10 (6).
119.495(5) (5)The city's budgetary authorization for borrowing in 1989 is increased by $10,000,000 for the purpose of this section.
119.495 History History: 1989 a. 31; 1991 a. 314; 2011 a. 32.
119.496 119.496 Borrowing on promissory notes; 1992 to 1995.
119.496(1)(1)Subject to sub. (6), between June 1, 1992, and June 30, 1995, upon adopting a resolution by a two-thirds vote of the members elect and receipt of written approval by the mayor of the city, the board may direct the common council to issue promissory notes under s. 67.12 (12) for the purpose of providing additional classroom space to accommodate anticipated school enrollments and for educational programming.
119.496(2) (2)The board shall include in its budget transmitted to the common council under s. 119.16 (8) (b) a written notice specifying the amount of borrowing to be authorized in the budget for the ensuing year. The common council shall issue the notes and levy a direct annual irrepealable tax sufficient to pay the principal and interest on the notes as they become due. The common council may issue the notes by private sale. The common council shall establish goals of involving minority investment firms certified under s. 16.287 as managing underwriters for at least 50 percent of the total amount financed by the notes and of engaging a minority financial adviser certified under s. 16.287 to advise the city regarding any public sale of the notes.
119.496(3) (3)The common council may not issue a note under this section or sell a note issued under this section after June 30, 1995. The total amount of notes issued under this section may not exceed $35,000,000.
119.496(4) (4)The board may enter into a contract in anticipation of the sale of the notes on the same basis upon which a 1st class city may contract in anticipation of the sale of bonds under s. 67.10 (6).
119.496(5) (5)The city's budgetary authorization for borrowing in 1992 is increased by $8,000,000 for the purpose of this section.
119.496(6) (6)The board may not direct the common council to issue promissory notes under this section unless all of the following occur:
119.496(6)(a) (a) The board adopts a resolution declaring its intention to comply with s. 119.497, 1995 stats., and notifies the secretary of administration of its action.
119.496(6)(b) (b) The board adopts a resolution declaring its intention, beginning in 1992 and annually thereafter until all notes issued under this section are repaid, to include as part of its budget transmitted to the common council under s. 119.16 (8) (b) a communication under s. 119.48 stating an amount needed for a school construction fund that is sufficient to require the common council to levy 0.6 mills on each dollar of the assessed valuation of all taxable property in the city, and notifies the secretary of administration of its action.
119.496 History History: 1991 a. 314; 1997 a. 113; 2011 a. 32.
119.498 119.498 Promissory notes; unfunded prior service liability contributions.
119.498(1)(1)Subject to s. 119.499 (1), the board may adopt a resolution requesting the common council of the city to authorize the issuance of promissory notes under s. 67.12 (12) for school purposes consisting of paying unfunded prior service liability contributions under the Wisconsin Retirement System.
119.498(2) (2)If the board adopts a resolution under sub. (1) and the city issues the notes, annually the board shall include in its budget transmitted to the common council under s. 119.16 (8) (b) an amount sufficient to pay the principal of and interest and redemption premium on the notes as they become due. The common council may authorize the issuance of the notes at public or private sale.
119.498(3) (3)The sum of the amount of notes under this section that are outstanding and the amount of bonds under s. 119.49 that are outstanding at any time may not exceed 2 percent of the total value of all taxable property in the city as certified under s. 121.06 (2). The limit under s. 67.03 (1) (a) does not apply to notes under this section.
119.498(4) (4)The city's budgetary authorization for borrowing in 2003 is increased by $200,000,000 for the purposes of this section, and notes in that amount may be omitted from the city's 2003 budget.
119.498 History History: 1995 a. 358; 2003 a. 43.
119.499 119.499 Borrowing; unfunded prior service liability.
119.499(1)(1)The board may not request the redevelopment authority of the city to issue bonds under s. 66.1333 (5s) or adopt a resolution under s. 119.498 (1) unless it develops information on both options and chooses the option that is in the best public interest.
119.499(1m) (1m)If the redevelopment authority of the city issues bonds under s. 66.1333 (5s), the board may borrow money from the redevelopment authority to pay unfunded prior service liability contributions under the Wisconsin Retirement System for the board. If the board borrows money from the redevelopment authority of the city to make such payments, it may use any school district revenues, including state aid, to repay the loan.
119.499(2) (2)
119.499(2)(a)(a) If the board decides to use school district revenues to repay the loan, it may request the city to remit designated revenues of the school district to the redevelopment authority of the city at such times and in such amounts as the board determines. The city may agree to the request, which is irrevocable while any amount due under the loan remains outstanding.
119.499(2)(b) (b) If the board decides to use state aid to repay the loan, it may request the department to remit the aid to the redevelopment authority of the city in an annual amount agreed to by the board and the department, and the department shall ensure that the aid remittance does not affect the amount determined to be received by the board as state aid under s. 121.08 for any other purpose.
119.499 History History: 2003 a. 43.
119.50 119.50 Disbursement of moneys.
119.50(1)(1)All moneys received by or raised in the city for school district purposes shall be paid over to the city treasurer. Such moneys shall be disbursed by the city treasurer on the written order of the superintendent of schools, countersigned by the auditing officer of the city.
119.50(2) (2)The board shall provide by resolution for the manner in which the payroll shall be certified, audited, approved and paid.
119.50(3) (3)The superintendent of schools shall keep separate accounts of all money raised and apportioned for 1st class city school district purposes. The money shall be disbursed in accordance with this section and s. 66.0607 (5) and shall be paid from the proper funds.
119.50 History History: 1971 c. 291; 1985 a. 225 s. 72; 1991 a. 39; 1993 a. 59; 1999 a. 150 s. 672.
119.50 Annotation One who deals with a municipality does so at his or her own risk and may be subject to any provisions of law that might prevent him or her from being paid by a municipality even though the services were rendered. Unless the power to bind the municipality financially has been specifically delegated, the only entity with the statutory authority to contract is the municipality. The statutes do not authorize anyone other than the board to enter into contracts. The board may delegate that authority, but it must do so clearly and specifically. For an MPS employee to have such power, it must be specifically delegated by the board to that employee or class of employees. Holzbauer v. Safway Steel Products, Inc. 2005 WI App 240, 288 Wis. 2d 250, 708 N.W.2d 36, 04-2058.
119.55 119.55 Youth service centers, truancy abatement and burglary suppression.
119.55(1)(1)
119.55(1)(a) (a) The board shall establish one or more youth service centers for the counseling of children who are taken into custody under s. 938.19 (1) (d) 10. for being absent from school without an acceptable excuse under s. 118.15. The board shall contract with the boys and girls clubs of Greater Milwaukee for the operation of the centers.
119.55(1)(b) (b) The board shall establish 2 youth service centers under par. (a).
119.55(2) (2)The board shall pay the city a sum sufficient to pay the costs of salaries and fringe benefits of 4 law enforcement officers to work on truancy abatement and burglary suppression on a full-time basis.
119.55 History History: 1995 a. 27 ss. 4017t, 4017u, 7299m; 1997 a. 35, 113.
119.60 119.60 Real property.
119.60(1)(1)Except as provided in sub. (2m) (c) and s. 119.61 (5), if any real property within the city which is used for school purposes is sold, the board shall determine whether the proceeds of the sale are deposited in the school operations fund under s. 119.46 or are deposited in the school construction fund under s. 119.48.
119.60(2) (2)Except as provided in sub. (2m) and s. 119.61 (5), city-owned property used for school purposes shall be sold by the city upon written request of the board if the common council adopts a resolution approving the sale. If, within 12 months after a written request by the board, the city has not disposed of the property, has failed to obtain a written agreement to dispose of the property or has not provided the board with a written report giving specific reasons, which are not identified by the city attorney as constituting a conflict of interest, for its failure to dispose of the property or to obtain an agreement to dispose of the property, the board may retain a real estate agent to represent the board in its real estate transactions.
119.60(2m) (2m)
119.60(2m)(a)1.1. Subject to subd. 2., if the common council finds that city-owned property used for school purposes has been unused or underutilized for at least 12 consecutive months, including the 12 months preceding June 8, 2011, or if the board has determined by resolution prior to January 1, 2011, that any city-owned property used for school purposes is surplus to the needs of the school district, the common council may sell or lease that property if it adopts a resolution approving the sale or lease.
119.60(2m)(a)2. 2. Before the common council may adopt a resolution approving the sale or lease of underutilized city-owned property used for school purposes, the common council shall adopt by resolution a set of criteria under which the common council may or may not find that the city-owned property used for school purposes is underutilized. In order to determine whether city-owned property used for school purposes satisfies the criteria adopted under this subdivision, the common council shall request from the board, and the board shall provide to the common council within 15 days of the request, all relevant information regarding the current and planned utilization of the city-owned property used for school purposes that is proposed for sale or lease under this paragraph.
119.60(2m)(b) (b) If a resolution is adopted by the common council as provided under par. (a), the board shall provide the common council and city employees and agents copies of all documents related to the property and access to and entry upon and into the property for purposes related to the sale or leasing of the property.
119.60(2m)(c) (c) If any real property within the city which is used for school purposes is sold or leased as provided in this subsection, the net proceeds of the sale or lease shall be deposited in the school operations fund under s. 119.46.
119.60(2m)(d) (d) Notwithstanding s. 119.16 (1m), if any real property within the city which is used for school purposes is leased as provided in this subsection, the lease shall require the lessee to assume responsibility for the care, operation, and maintenance of the real property and its facilities for the duration of the lease.
119.60(3) (3)The board's authority to retain a real estate agent under sub. (2) is limited to the actual sale of property. The board may compensate the real estate agent for his or her services only on the basis of a commission for specific property sold, and no property taxes may be levied for the purpose of providing funds to pay such commissions.
119.60(4) (4)The city is not liable for any action of the board or its real estate agent in the sale of property under this section.
119.60(5) (5)For any lease of city-owned property used for school purposes in effect on January 1, 2011, between the board and a charter school that is not an instrumentality of the school district under s. 118.40 (7), the common council shall be made party to the lease and may negotiate with the charter school to modify the terms of the lease when the lease is modified, extended, or renewed if the common council adopts a resolution to do so. If a lease is modified, extended, or renewed as provided in this subsection, the net proceeds of that lease shall be deposited in the school operations fund under s. 119.46.
119.60 History History: 1983 a. 224; 2005 a. 453; 2011 a. 17; 2015 a. 55.
119.61 119.61 Surplus property.
119.61(1)(1)In this section:
119.61(1)(a) (a) “Education operator" means any of the following:
119.61(1)(a)1. 1. The operator of a charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x).
119.61(1)(a)2. 2. The operator of a private school.
119.61(1)(a)3. 3. The operator of a charter school established under s. 118.40 (2) or (2m) that is not an instrumentality of the school district, as determined under s. 118.40 (7).
119.61(1)(a)4. 4. An individual or group that is pursuing a contract with an entity under s. 118.40 (2r) (b) or the director under s. 118.40 (2x) to operate a school as a charter school.
119.61(1)(a)5. 5. A person that is pursuing a contract with the board under s. 118.40 (2m) to operate a school as a charter school that is not an instrumentality of the school district.
119.61(1)(a)6. 6. An entity or organization that has entered into a written agreement with any of the operators identified in subds. 1. to 4. to purchase or lease a building within which the operator identified in subds. 1. to 4. will operate a school.
119.61(1)(b) (b) “Eligible school building" means a school building in the school district operating under this chapter that satisfies any of the following:
119.61(1)(b)1. 1. The school building has been designated as surplus, underutilized, or vacant on any resolution adopted within the previous 5 years by the board, and the board is unable to demonstrate that the school building is no longer surplus, underutilized, or vacant.
119.61(1)(b)2. 2. The school building has been unused or satisfies any condition qualifying the building as an underutilized school building for a period of 12 consecutive months, including the 12 months preceding July 14, 2015.
119.61(1)(c) (c) “Underutilized school building" means a school building that satisfies any of the following:
119.61(1)(c)1. 1. Less than 40 percent of the capacity of the school building is used for instruction of pupils on a daily, school day basis if any of the following applies:
119.61(1)(c)1.a. a. The school building is not part of an active expansion plan. In this subd. 1. a., an “active expansion plan" is one in which the board can demonstrate to the common council that expansion of pupil enrollment will occur in the school year following the school year in which less than 40 percent of the capacity of the building is used in the manner described in subd. 1. (intro.).
119.61(1)(c)1.b. b. Pupil enrollment in the school has declined in at least 2 of the 3 school years immediately preceding the school year in which less than 40 percent of the capacity of the building is used in the manner described in subd. 1. (intro.).
119.61(1)(c)1.c. c. The school was placed in one of the 2 lowest performance categories on the accountability report published for the school under s. 115.385 (1) for the school year in which less than 40 percent of the capacity of the building is used in the manner described in subd. 1. (intro.) and all of the following apply: the school building is located within 5 miles of another school building of the school district; that other school building serves the same or similar grade levels; and no more than 60 percent of the capacity of that other school building available for the instruction of pupils is being used in that other school building.
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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)