121.91(2m)(t)1.1. If 2 or more school districts are consolidated under s. 117.08 or 117.09, except as follows, in the 2013-14 school year and the 2014-15 school year, the consolidated school district's revenue limit shall be determined as provided under par. (hm), and in the 2015-16 school year and in each school year thereafter, the consolidated school district's revenue limit shall be determined as provided under par. (i):
121.91(2m)(t)1.a. a. For the school year beginning with the effective date of the consolidation, the state aid received in the previous school year by the consolidated school district is the sum of the state aid amounts received in the previous school year by all of the affected school districts.
121.91(2m)(t)1.b. b. For the school year beginning with the effective date of the consolidation, the property taxes levied for the previous school year for the consolidated school district is the sum of the property taxes levied for the previous school year by all of the affected school districts.
121.91(2m)(t)1.c. c. For the school year beginning with the effective date of the consolidation and the 2 succeeding school years, the number of pupils enrolled in the consolidated school district in any school year previous to the effective date of the consolidation is the sum of the number of pupils enrolled in all of the affected school districts in that school year.
121.91(2m)(t)2. 2. If 2 or more school districts are consolidated under s. 117.08 or 117.09, and an excess revenue has been approved under sub. (3) for one or more of the affected school districts for school years beginning on or after the effective date of the consolidation, the approval for those school years expires on the effective date of the consolidation.
121.91(3) (3)
121.91(3)(a)(a) If a school board wishes to exceed the limit under sub. (2m) otherwise applicable to the school district in any school year, it shall promptly adopt a resolution supporting inclusion in the final school district budget of an amount equal to the proposed excess revenue. The resolution shall specify whether the proposed excess revenue is for a recurring or nonrecurring purpose, or, if the proposed excess revenue is for both recurring and nonrecurring purposes, the amount of the proposed excess revenue for each purpose. The resolution shall be filed as provided in s. 8.37. Within 10 days after adopting the resolution, the school board shall notify the department of the scheduled date of the referendum and submit a copy of the resolution to the department. The school board shall call a special referendum for the purpose of submitting the resolution to the electors of the school district for approval or rejection. In lieu of a special referendum, the school board may specify that the referendum be held at the next succeeding spring primary or election or partisan primary or general election, if such election is to be held not sooner than 70 days after the filing of the resolution of the school board. The school district clerk shall certify the results of the referendum to the department within 10 days after the referendum is held.
121.91(3)(b) (b) The school district clerk shall publish type A, B, C, D and E notices of the referendum under s. 10.01 (2). Notwithstanding s. 10.01 (2) (a), the type A notice shall include a statement of the amount of the excess revenue specified in par. (a) and a copy of the resolution under par. (a). Section 5.01 (1) applies in the event of failure to comply with the notice requirements of this paragraph.
121.91(3)(c) (c) The referendum shall be held in accordance with chs. 5 to 12. The school district clerk shall provide the election officials with all necessary election supplies. The form of the ballot shall correspond substantially with the standard form for referendum ballots prescribed by the government accountability board under ss. 5.64 (2) and 7.08 (1) (a). The question submitted shall be whether the limit under sub. (2m) may be exceeded by a specified amount. If the resolution provides that any of the excess revenue will be used for a nonrecurring purpose, the ballot in the election shall so state and shall specify the amount that will be used for a nonrecurring purpose. The limit otherwise applicable to the school district under sub. (2m) is increased by the amount approved by a majority of those voting on the question.
121.91(4) (4)
121.91(4)(a)1.1. If a school board transfers to another governmental unit responsibility for providing any service that it provided in the preceding school year, the limit otherwise applicable under sub. (2m) in the current school year is decreased by the cost that it would have incurred to provide that service, as determined by the state superintendent.
121.91(4)(a)2. 2. If a school board increases the services that it provides by adding responsibility for providing a service transferred to it from another governmental unit in the previous school year, the limit otherwise applicable under sub. (2m) in the current school year is increased by the cost of that service, as determined by the state superintendent.
121.91(4)(a)3. 3. Notwithstanding subd. 2., if a school board increases the services that it provides by adding responsibility for providing a service that is transferred to it from another governmental unit for a child with a disability, as defined in s. 115.76 (5), or for a limited-English proficient pupil, as defined in s. 115.955 (7), the limit otherwise applicable under sub. (2m) in the current school year is increased by an amount equal to the estimated cost of providing the service less the estimated amount of aid that the school district will receive for the child or pupil in the following school year under s. 115.88 (1m) to (6) and (8), 115.995 or 118.255, as determined by the state superintendent. A school board that transfers or receives responsibility for providing a service under this subdivision shall notify the state superintendent. A school board that transfers responsibility for providing a service under this subdivision shall provide the state superintendent with an estimate of the reduction in cost attributable to the transfer, even if that estimate is zero. The state superintendent shall notify the transferring school district when a receiving school district notifies the state superintendent that it has received responsibility for providing a service transferred to it under this subdivision.
121.91(4)(b)1.1. If a school district increases its territory by a boundary change under s. 117.10, 117.11, 117.12, 117.13 or 117.132, the limit otherwise applicable in the school year beginning on the effective date of the boundary change under sub. (2m) is increased by an amount equal to the cost of extending services to the attached territory in the school year to which the limit applies, as determined by the state superintendent.
121.91(4)(b)2. 2. If a school district decreases its territory due to a boundary change under s. 117.11, 117.12, 117.13 or 117.132, the limit otherwise applicable in the school year beginning on the effective date of the boundary change under sub. (2m) is decreased by an amount equal to the cost of services that it provided to the detached territory in the school year to which the limit applies, as determined by the state superintendent.
121.91(4)(c) (c) The limit under sub. (2m) is increased by the following amount:
121.91(4)(c)1. 1. Funds needed for the payment of any general obligation debt service, including debt service on debt issued or reissued to fund or refund outstanding municipal obligations, interest on outstanding municipal obligations or the payment of related issuance costs or redemption premiums, authorized prior to August 12, 1993, by a resolution of the school board or by a referendum and secured by the full faith and credit of the school district.
121.91(4)(c)2. 2. Funds needed for the payment of any general obligation debt service, including debt service on debt issued or reissued to fund or refund outstanding municipal obligations, interest on outstanding municipal obligations or the payment of related issuance costs or redemption premiums, authorized on or after August 12, 1993, by a referendum and secured by the full faith and credit of the school district.
121.91(4)(c)3. 3. Funds needed for the payment of any general obligation debt service, including debt service on debt issued or reissued to fund or refund outstanding municipal obligations, interest on outstanding municipal obligations or the payment of related issuance costs or redemption premiums, authorized by a resolution of the school board and secured by the full faith and credit of the school district if the issuance of the debt was not subject to a referendum as a result of s. 67.05 (6a) (bg) or (7) (j) or 67.12 (12) (e) 2r. or (h).
121.91(4)(d) (d) If a school district's revenue in the preceding school year was less than the limit under sub. (2m) in the preceding school year, the limit otherwise applicable to the school district's revenue in the current school year under sub. (2m) is increased by an amount equal to the difference between the amount of its revenue in the preceding school year and the amount of the limit in the preceding school year under sub. (2m).
121.91(4)(e) (e) If a school district receives less aid under 20 USC 7701 to 7703 in the 1994-95 school year or in any school year thereafter than it received in the previous school year, the limit otherwise applicable to the school district's revenue in the following school year under sub. (2m) is increased by an amount equal to the reduction in such aid.
121.91(4)(f)1.1. Except as provided in subd. 1m., for the 2007-08 school year or any school year thereafter, if the average of the number of pupils enrolled in the current and the 2 preceding school years is less than the average of the number of pupils enrolled in the 3 previous school years, the limit otherwise applicable under sub. (2m) is increased by the additional amount that would have been calculated had there been no decline in average enrollment.
121.91(4)(f)1m. 1m. If territory is detached from a school district to create a new school district under s. 117.105, all of the following apply to the school district from which territory was detached and to the new school district:
121.91(4)(f)1m.a. a. In the school year in which the school district reorganization takes effect, subd. 1. does not apply.
121.91(4)(f)1m.b. b. For the school year beginning on the first July 1 following the effective date of the school district reorganization, if the number of pupils enrolled in that school year is less than the number of pupils enrolled in the previous school year, the limit otherwise applicable under sub. (2m) is increased by the additional amount that would have been calculated had there been no decline in enrollment.
121.91(4)(f)1m.c. c. For the school year beginning on the 2nd July 1 following the effective date of the school district reorganization, if the average of the number of pupils enrolled in that school year and the previous school year is less than the average of the number of pupils enrolled in the 2 previous school years, the limit otherwise applicable under sub. (2m) is increased by the additional amount that would have been calculated had there been no decline in average enrollment.
121.91(4)(f)2. 2. Any additional revenue received by a school district as a result of subds. 1. and 1m. shall not be included in the base for determining the school district's limit under sub. (2m) for the following school year.
121.91(4)(g) (g) The limit otherwise applicable to a school district from which territory is detached to create a school district under s. 117.105 is increased for the school year beginning with the effective date of the reorganization under s. 117.105 by an amount equal to 5% of the school district's state aid.
121.91(4)(h) (h) The limit otherwise applicable to a school district under sub. (2m) in any school year is increased by an amount equal to the amount deposited into the capital improvement fund under s. 120.135 (2) in that school year.
121.91(4)(i) (i) The limit otherwise applicable to a school district under sub. (2m) in any school year is increased by an amount equal to the amount of property taxes levied for the purpose of s. 120.13 (19) for that school year.
121.91(4)(j) (j) If a school board implemented an intradistrict pupil transfer program to reduce racial imbalance in the school district after June 30, 1993, but before September 1, 2001, the limit otherwise applicable to the school district under sub. (2m) in the 2001-02, 2002-03, and 2003-04 school years is increased by an amount equal to one-third of the amount received in the 1994-95 school year under s. 121.85 as a result of implementing the program.
121.91(4)(k) (k) The limit otherwise applicable under sub. (2m) to a school district that is at least 275 square miles in area and in which the number of pupils enrolled in the 2000-01 school year was less than 450 is increased for the 2001-02 school year by the following amount:
121.91(4)(k)1. 1. If the number of pupils enrolled in the school district declined between the 1996-97 school year and the 2000-01 school year, but the decline was less than 10%, $100,000.
121.91(4)(k)2. 2. If the decline in the number of pupils enrolled between the 1996-97 school year and the 2000-01 school year was at least 10% but not more than 20%, $175,000.
121.91(4)(k)3. 3. If the decline in the number of pupils enrolled between the 1996-97 school year and the 2000-01 school year was more than 20%, $250,000.
121.91(4)(o)1.1. Except as provided in subd. 1m., if a school board adopts a resolution to do so, the limit otherwise applicable to a school district under sub. (2m) in any school year is increased by the amount spent by the school district in that school year on a project to implement energy efficiency measures or to purchase energy efficiency products, including the payment of debt service on a bond or note issued, or a state trust fund loan obtained, to finance the project, if the project results in the avoidance of, or reduction in, energy costs or operational costs, the project is governed by a performance contract entered into under s. 66.0133, and the bond or note issued or state trust fund loan obtained to finance the project is issued for a term not exceeding 20 years. If a school board issues a bond or note or obtains a state trust fund loan to finance a project described in this subdivision, a resolution adopted by a school board under this subdivision is valid for each school year in which the school board pays debt service on the bond, note, or state trust fund loan.
121.91(4)(o)1m. 1m. If a school district issues a bond or note or obtains a state trust fund loan to finance a project described in subd. 1., the amount of debt service included in the amount spent by the school district under subd. 1. is the amount paid in the calendar year that begins on January 1 of the school year in which the school district's revenue limit is increased under this paragraph.
121.91(4)(o)2. 2. Any additional revenue received by a school district under this paragraph shall not be included in the base for determining the school district's limit under sub. (2m) for the following school year.
121.91(4)(o)3. 3. If a school district issues a bond or note or obtains a state trust fund loan to finance a project described in subd. 1. and the school district's utility costs are measurably reduced as a result of the project, the school board shall use the savings to retire the bond, note, or state trust fund loan.
121.91(4)(p)1.1. The limit otherwise applicable to a school district under sub. (2m) in any school year is increased by the amount of any reduction to that school district's state aid payment made under s. 118.51 (16) (b) 2. and (c) in the previous school year for a pupil who was not included in the calculation of the number of pupils enrolled in that school district in the previous school year.
121.91(4)(p)2. 2. Any additional revenue received by a school district under this paragraph shall not be included in the base for determining the school district's limit under sub. (2m) for the following school year.
121.91(4)(q)1.1. The limit otherwise applicable to a school district under sub. (2m) is increased by an amount equal to the amount of any refunded or rescinded property taxes paid by the school board in the year of the levy if the valuation represented by the refunded or rescinded property taxes result in a redetermination of the school district's equalized valuation by the department of revenue under s. 74.41.
121.91(4)(q)2. 2. Any additional revenue received by a school district under this paragraph shall not be included in the base for determining the school district's limit under sub. (2m) for the following school year.
121.91(4)(r) (r) The limit otherwise applicable to a school district under sub. (2m) in any school year is decreased by an amount equal to the sum of the school district's ineligible expenditures for community programs and services in the previous school year, as determined by the department under s. 120.13 (19). The amount of the decrease under this paragraph shall not be deducted from the base for determining the school district's limit under sub. (2m) for the following school year.
121.91 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. PI 15, Wis. adm. code.
121.91(5) (5)
121.91(5)(a)(a) Upon request by a school board, the state superintendent may increase the school district's limit under s. 121.91 (1), 1995 stats., by the amount necessary to allow the school district to avoid increasing its level of short-term borrowing over the amount of short-term borrowing incurred by the school district in the 1992-93 school year if the school district presents clear and convincing evidence of the need for the increase in the limit. The school board shall provide the state superintendent with any information that the state superintendent requires to make the determination.
121.91(5)(b) (b) The state superintendent shall submit to the governor, and to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2), a report summarizing the requests made by school boards under par. (a) and the increases granted by the state superintendent.
121.91(6) (6) In determining a school district's limit under sub. (2m) (c) for the 1997-98 school year, if the average of the number of pupils enrolled in the current and the 2 preceding school years, as calculated under sub. (2m) (c) 4., is more than 2% less than the average of the number of pupils enrolled in the 3 previous school years, as calculated under sub. (2m) (c) 1., the school district's limit shall be calculated as if the decrease had been 2%.
121.91(7) (7) Except as provided in sub. (4) (f) 2., (o) to (q), and (8), if an excess revenue is approved under sub. (3) for a recurring purpose or allowed under sub. (4), the excess revenue shall be included in the base for determining the limit for the next school year for purposes of this section. If an excess revenue is approved under sub. (3) for a nonrecurring purpose, the excess revenue shall not be included in the base for determining the limit for the next school year for purposes of this section.
121.91(8) (8) If a school district's initial revenue limit for the current school year, as calculated under s. 121.905 or sub. (2m), whichever is appropriate, before making any adjustments under sub. (3) or (4), is less than the amount determined by multiplying the amount under sub. (2m) (i) 1. by the average of the number of pupils enrolled in the 3 preceding school years, the school district's initial revenue limit for the current school year, before making any adjustments under sub. (3) or (4), is the amount determined by multiplying the amount under sub. (2m) (i) 1. by the average of the number of pupils enrolled in the 3 preceding school years. Any additional revenue received by a school district as a result of this subsection shall not be included in the base for determining the school district's limit under sub. (2m) for the following school year. This subsection does not apply to a school district's revenue limit calculated for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years.
121.92 121.92 Penalty for exceeding revenue ceiling or limit.
121.92(1)(1) In this section, "excess revenue" means the amount by which a school district's revenue exceeds its ceiling under s. 121.905 or its limit under s. 121.91.
121.92(2) (2) The state superintendent shall do all of the following:
121.92(2)(a) (a) Deduct from the state aid payment to a school district under s. 121.08 in the school year in which the school district exceeded the revenue ceiling or limit an amount equal to the excess revenue for the school district or the amount of those aids, whichever is less.
121.92(2)(b) (b) If the amount of the deduction under par. (a) is insufficient to cover the excess revenue, deduct from the other state aid payments to the school district in the school year in which the school district exceeded the revenue ceiling or limit an amount equal to the remaining excess revenue or the amount of those payments, whichever is less.
121.92(2)(c) (c) If the amount of the deductions under pars. (a) and (b) is insufficient to cover the excess revenue, order the school board to reduce the property tax obligations of its taxpayers by an amount that represents the remainder of the excess revenue. The school district's refunds to taxpayers who have already paid their taxes shall be increased by interest at the rate of 0.5% per month. If the school board violates the order, any resident of the school district may seek injunctive relief. This paragraph does not apply to property taxes levied for the purpose of paying the principal and interest on a valid bond or note issued or state trust fund loan obtained by the school board.
121.92(2)(d) (d) Ensure that the amount of state aid reduction under pars. (a) and (b) lapses to the general fund.
121.92(2)(e) (e) Ensure that the amount of the excess revenue is not included in determining the school district's ceiling or limit in the succeeding school year.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before Sept. 3, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after Sept. 3, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 9-3-14)