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.
119.61(1)(c)2.a.a. Subject to subd. 2. b., the school building is not staffed on a full-time basis by a principal and instructional staff assigned exclusively to the school building.
119.61(1)(c)2.b. b. A school building that is staffed on a full-time basis by instructional staff assigned exclusively to the school building is not an underutilized school building under this paragraph if the principal of the school also serves as the principal of another school.
119.61(1)(c)3. 3. The number of hours of pupil instruction offered in the school building in the previous school year was less than 80 percent of the number of hours of pupil instruction required to be scheduled under s. 121.02 (1) (f).
119.61(2) (2)
119.61(2)(a)(a) No later than 30 days after July 14, 2015, and annually thereafter, the board shall prepare an inventory of all school buildings in the school district operating under this chapter. The board shall sort the information in the inventory by the use of the building at the time the report is prepared and shall include all of the following for each school building in the district:
119.61(2)(a)1. 1. The total square footage of and the number of classrooms in the school building.
119.61(2)(a)2. 2. The portion of the total square footage being used for direct pupil instruction.
119.61(2)(a)3. 3. The number of pupils the school building can accommodate and the number of pupils receiving instruction in the school building.
119.61(2)(a)4. 4. The name of the principal and the number of full-time instructional staff assigned to the school.
119.61(2)(a)5. 5. For any school building not being used for direct pupil instruction, the manner in which the school building is being used, including whether the building is vacant or is being used for administration, storage, or professional development.
119.61(2)(a)6. 6. The duration over the past 36 months that the school building has been used in the manner identified under subd. 2. or 5.
119.61(2)(a)7. 7. Whether the board has designated the school building as surplus, underutilized, or vacant on any resolution adopted by the board within the previous 5 years.
119.61(2)(a)8. 8. Facility condition index information, including estimated short-term and long-term maintenance costs of the school building.
119.61(2)(b) (b) The board shall submit a copy of the inventory required under par. (a) to the commissioner, the superintendent of schools, the city clerk, the department, and the joint committee on finance.
119.61(2)(c) (c) In addition to the inventory required under par. (a), the board shall annually notify the commissioner, the superintendent of schools, the city clerk, the department, and the joint committee on finance any time a change is made to the use of a school building.
119.61(3) (3)
119.61(3)(a)(a) If, within 60 days after receipt of the inventory required under sub. (2) (a) or of a notice under sub. (2) (c), either the commissioner or the superintendent of schools submits a letter of interest regarding an eligible school building, the common council shall immediately proceed to add the commissioner or the superintendent of schools, respectively, as an agent of the board on any existing lease for the eligible school building between the common council and the board.
119.61(3)(b) (b) If, no more than 60 days after providing the commissioner and the superintendent of schools with a copy of the inventory under sub. (2) (a) or of a notice under sub. (2) (c), neither the commissioner nor the superintendent of schools has submitted a letter of interest under par. (a), the city clerk shall post a public notice on the city's Internet site. The city clerk shall include in the public notice under this subsection the address of and the information specified under sub. (2) (a) 1. and 8. for each school building identified on the inventory under sub. (2) (a), or on the notice under sub. (2) (c), that is an eligible school building. The city clerk shall include in the public notice a request for and instructions for submitting letters of interest from persons interested in purchasing an eligible school building.
119.61(4) (4)
119.61(4)(a)(a) The common council may designate a person to act as the agent of the city with respect to the sale of an eligible school building. Except as provided in par. (e), only education operators may purchase an eligible school building. An education operator may submit a letter of interest as provided in the public notice under sub. (3) to notify the common council or its agent of its interest in purchasing an eligible school building.
119.61(4)(b) (b) Upon receipt of a letter of interest under par. (a) or sub. (3) (a), the city clerk shall update that portion of the city's Internet site containing information about the eligible school building to indicate that a letter of interest has been received and that other interested education operators may, within 28 days from the date of the update, submit a letter of interest to notify the common council or its agent of its interest in purchasing the eligible school building. If, at the end of the 28-day period, no other letters of interest in purchasing the eligible school building have been received, the city shall proceed under par. (c). If, within the 28-day period, one or more other letters of interest in purchasing the eligible school building have been received, the city shall proceed under par. (d).
119.61(4)(c) (c) Except as provided in par. (d), no later than 60 days after the first business day after the end of the 28-day period under par. (b), the common council or its agent shall do all of the following:
119.61(4)(c)1. 1. Determine whether the prospective buyer is an education operator under sub. (1) (a).
119.61(4)(c)2. 2. Make information about the eligible school building available and show the eligible school building to the education operator.
119.61(4)(c)3. 3. Consider the financial capability of the education operator.
119.61(4)(c)4. 4. Negotiate a reasonable purchase price and terms with the education operator. The common council may not require the education operator to make a payment in lieu of property taxation or to pay a similar fee as a condition of the sale of the eligible school building. The purchase price shall be based upon either of the following:
119.61(4)(c)4.a. a. The purchase price paid for other comparable school buildings sold within the previous 5 years, with adjustments to the purchase price made by taking into consideration the useable square footage, age, condition, and location of the eligible school building and any other pertinent information about the eligible school building and the school building or buildings used for purposes of comparison.
119.61(4)(c)4.b. b. An appraisal prepared for the eligible school building that includes the purchase price paid for comparable buildings, if available.
119.61(4)(c)5. 5. Complete the sale of the eligible school building in accordance with standard city practices. The common council or its agent may condition closing on any of the following:
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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)