119.9003(9) (9)School calendar. The commissioner may determine the school calendar and vacation periods for each school year for the regular day schools, summer schools, social centers, and playgrounds transferred to the opportunity schools and partnership program. The commissioner may close any school or dismiss any class in the event of an emergency, fire or other casualty, quarantine, or epidemic.
119.9003(10) (10)School hours. The commissioner may establish rules scheduling the hours of each school day during which the schools transferred to the opportunity schools and partnership program shall be in session. The commissioner may differentiate between the various grades in scheduling such school hours.
119.9003(11) (11)Schools closed. The commissioner may determine on which national, state, and local legal holidays and for which educational conventions the schools transferred to the opportunity schools and partnership program shall be closed. There shall be no deductions from the annual or monthly compensation of employees not rendering services on such days.
119.9003(12) (12)Enrollment under legal name. The commissioner may require that any pupil attending a school transferred to the opportunity schools and partnership program shall be enrolled under the pupil's legal name.
119.9003(13) (13)Employees; bonded officers and employees.
119.9003(13)(a)(a) The commissioner may employ and determine the qualifications, duties, and compensation of any other persons as are required in the operation and management of schools transferred to the opportunity schools and partnership program.
119.9003(13)(b) (b) The commissioner may require any officer or employee of the commissioner and in a school transferred to the opportunity schools and partnership program to give security for the faithful performance of the officer's or employee's duties in such form and amount as the commissioner determines, and may require at any time additional bonds and sureties of any officer or employee.
119.9003(14) (14)Sales and charges. The commissioner may establish and maintain, in any of the schools or playgrounds transferred to the opportunity schools and partnership program, cafeterias and stores for the sale of schoolbooks, candies, refreshments, and supplies. The commissioner also may charge or permit the making of a charge for admission to any school or athletic entertainment or activity, under such terms and conditions as the commissioner prescribes.
119.9003(15) (15)Gifts and grants.
119.9003(15)(a) (a) In this subsection, “community foundation" means a charitable organization, described in section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and exempt from federal income tax under section 501 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code, dedicated to encouraging and assisting charitable activities and enterprises in a designated community in this state and having expertise in finance, fund development, and grantmaking.
119.9003(15)(b) (b) The commissioner may receive, accept, and use gifts or grants of furniture, books, equipment, supplies, moneys, securities, or other property used or useful for school and educational purposes. The commissioner shall make such use of gifts or grants, or invest the same in the case of moneys, as the donor or grantor specifies. In the absence of any specific direction as to the use of such gifts or grants by a donor or grantor, the commissioner may determine the use of or may invest the same in accordance with the law applicable to trust investments, or may, subject to par. (c), transfer any such gift or grant to a community foundation. In the use, control, or investment of such gifts or grants, the commissioner may exercise the rights and powers generally conferred upon trustees.
119.9003(15)(c) (c) The commissioner may transfer a gift or grant to a community foundation only if the commissioner and the community foundation agree, in writing and at the time of the transfer of the gift or grant, to each of the following:
119.9003(15)(c)1. 1. The community foundation agrees to make disbursements from and of the gift or grant to the commissioner upon the written request of the commissioner.
119.9003(15)(c)2. 2. Subject to subd. 3., the commissioner retains control over the manner in which any disbursement made under subd. 1. is used.
119.9003(15)(c)3. 3. The commissioner's use of any disbursement made under subd. 1. shall be consistent with the intent of the donor of the gift, bequest, or endowment and with the agreement between the commissioner and the community foundation.
119.9003(15)(c)4. 4. The commissioner exercises his or her rights over the use of each disbursement made under subd. 1. in accordance with the law applicable to trust investments.
119.9003(15)(d) (d) The commissioner, together with the county executive, may solicit private gifts and grants for use by the commissioner to further the purposes of the opportunity schools and partnership program and without oversight or approval of the board.
119.9003(16) (16)Copyright materials. The commissioner may copyright under the applicable federal laws any book, pamphlet, bulletin, or record form edited and published by or under the direction of the commissioner.
119.9003(17) (17)Fences. The commissioner may construct around any schoolhouse or playground site a fence of materials and design approved by the commissioner.
119.9003(18) (18)Rules on conduct and dress. The commissioner may establish rules pertaining to conduct and dress of pupils in order to maintain good decorum and a favorable academic atmosphere.
119.9003(19) (19)Records custodian. Designate one or more persons to be legal custodians of records.
119.9003 History History: 2015 a. 55; 2017 a. 366.
119.9004 119.9004 Opportunity schools and partnership program.
119.9004(1)(1)Legal entity.
119.9004(1)(a)(a) There is created within the school district operating under this chapter a opportunity schools and partnership program under the management and control of the commissioner. The commissioner shall exercise the powers, duties, and functions prescribed to the commissioner by law independently of the board and under the supervision of the county executive. Budgeting, program coordination, and related management functions for the schools transferred to the opportunity schools and partnership program shall be performed by the commissioner.
119.9004(1)(b) (b) The opportunity schools and partnership program comprises individual eligible schools transferred by the commissioner under s. 119.9002 (2).
119.9004(2) (2)Exit from opportunity schools and partnership program. Subject to sub. (3) (a), the commissioner may transfer a school out of the opportunity schools and partnership program if the commissioner determines that the school has been placed in a performance category of “meets expectations" or higher on the 3 preceding consecutive accountability reports published for the school under s. 115.385 (1). Any of the following may apply to a school transferred out of the program under this subsection:
119.9004(2)(a) (a) Subject to sub. (3) (b), the commissioner may return operation and general management of the school to the board.
119.9004(2)(b) (b) The commissioner may transfer operation and management of the school to a person to operate the school under s. 118.40 as a charter school that is not an instrumentality of the school district, as determined under s. 118.40 (7).
119.9004(2)(c) (c) The commissioner may transfer operation and general management of the school to the governing body of a private school.
119.9004(3) (3)Opportunity schools and partnership program; limitations.
119.9004(3)(a)(a) A school transferred to the program under this subchapter may not be transferred out of the program under this subchapter for 5 consecutive school years.
119.9004(3)(b) (b) The commissioner may not return operation and general management of a school that has been transferred to the opportunity schools and partnership program to the board if either of the following applies:
119.9004(3)(b)1. 1. The school remains an eligible school.
119.9004(3)(b)2. 2. The school district operating under this chapter has been assigned in the 3 most recent school years a performance category of “fails to meet expectations" on the accountability report published under s. 115.385 (1).
119.9004 History History: 2015 a. 55.
119.9005 119.9005 Payments to the commissioner, persons, and private schools operating schools in the opportunity schools and partnership program; state aid adjustments. Beginning in the 2016-17 school year, the state superintendent shall do all of the following:
119.9005(1) (1)From the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (fs), pay to the commissioner on behalf of an individual or group operating a school under s. 119.9002 (3) (a) an amount equal to the amount paid per pupil to an operator of a charter school under s. 118.40 (2r) (e) in that school year multiplied by the number of pupils enrolled in that school in that school year.
119.9005(2) (2)From the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (fs), pay to a person operating a school under a contract entered into under s. 119.9002 (3) (b) for that school year an amount equal to the amount paid per pupil to an operator of a charter school under s. 118.40 (2r) (e) in that school year multiplied by the number of pupils enrolled in that school under that contract in that school year.
119.9005(3) (3)From the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (fs), pay to the governing body of a private school operating the school in which a pupil is enrolled under a contract entered into under s. 119.9002 (3) (c) for that school year an amount equal to the amount paid per pupil to an operator of a charter school under s. 118.40 (2r) (e) in that school year multiplied by the number of pupils enrolled in that school under that contract in that school year.
119.9005(4) (4)Reduce the amount of state aid that the school district operating under this chapter is eligible to be paid from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (ac) for that school year by the sum of the amounts paid for that school year under subs. (1) to (3) and ensure that the aid reduction under this subsection is lapsed to the general fund.
119.9005(5) (5)Ensure that the aid adjustment under sub. (4) does not affect the amount determined to be received by the school district operating under this chapter as state aid under s. 121.08 for any other purpose.
119.9005 History History: 2015 a. 55.
Loading...
Loading...
2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 7 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on July 1, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after July 1, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 7-1-19)