38.24(6) (6)Fee remissions for funeral assistants. The district board shall grant a $25 remission of fees under subs. (1m) and (3) to a student for each valid voucher issued to the student under s. 45.60 (3).
38.24(7) (7)Fee remission for spouse, surviving spouse, and children of certain veterans.
38.24(7)(a) (a) In this subsection:
38.24(7)(a)1m. 1m. “Eligible veteran" means a person verified by the department of veterans affairs to be either of the following:
38.24(7)(a)1m.a. a. A person who has served on active duty under honorable conditions in the U.S. armed forces, in forces incorporated as part of the U.S. armed forces, in the national guard, or in a reserve component of the U.S. armed forces; who was a resident of this state at the time of entry into that service or resided in this state for at least 5 consecutive years after the person attained the age of 18; and who, while a resident of this state, died on active duty, died as the result of a service-connected disability, or died in the line of duty while on active or inactive duty for training purposes.
38.24(7)(a)1m.b. b. A person who was a resident of this state at the time of entry into service described in subd. 1m. a. or resided in this state for at least 5 consecutive years immediately preceding the beginning of any semester or session for which the person's spouse or child described in par. (b) 1., 2., or 3. registers at a technical college, and who the U.S. department of veteran affairs has awarded at least a 30 percent service-connected disability rating under 38 USC 1114 or 1134.
38.24(7)(a)1p. 1p. “Fees" means the amount charged to a resident student under sub. (1m) (a) to (c) to enroll in a course leading to an associate degree, collegiate transfer, or vocational diploma. In the case of a distance education, online, or other course for which the amount charged to enroll in the course equals at least 100 percent of the cost of offering the course, “fees" includes the regular fees charged to a resident student under sub. (1m) (a) to (c) to enroll in the course and any additional fees charged to that student under sub. (1m) (a) to (c) to enroll in that course.
38.24(7)(am) (am) In determining a person's residency at the time of entry into service under par. (a) 1m. a. or b., the state from which the person entered service is irrelevant.
38.24(7)(b) (b) Except as provided in pars. (bd) and (bg), the district board shall grant full remission of fees for 128 credits or 8 semesters, whichever is longer, less the number of credits or semesters for which the person received remission of fees from any other district board under this subsection and from the Board of Regents under s. 36.27 (3n) (b) and less the amount of any fees paid under 38 USC 3319, to any resident student who maintains a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 and is also any of the following:
38.24(7)(b)1. 1. A spouse of an eligible veteran.
38.24(7)(b)2. 2. An unremarried surviving spouse of an eligible veteran.
38.24(7)(b)3. 3. A child of an eligible veteran, if the child is at least 17 but not yet 26 years of age.
38.24(7)(bd) (bd) If an eligible veteran was not a resident of this state at the time of entry into service described in par. (a) 1m. a., the district board may grant a remission of academic fees and segregated fees under this subsection only if the eligible veteran's spouse or child described in par. (b) 1., 2., or 3. has resided in this state for at least 5 consecutive years immediately preceding the spouse's or child's enrollment in a technical college.
38.24(7)(bg) (bg) Before the district board may grant a remission of fees under par. (b), the district board shall require the resident student to apply to the payment of those fees all educational assistance to which the resident student is entitled under 38 USC 3319. If that educational assistance covers 100 percent of those fees for a credit or semester, that credit or semester shall not count against the 128 credit or 8 semester limit provided in par. (b). If that educational assistance covers less than 100 percent of those fees for a credit or semester and the remission under par. (b) covers the remainder of those fees, the credit or semester shall count against that limit in the proportion that the remission bears to the total fees charged for that credit or semester. This requirement applies notwithstanding the fact that the resident student may be entitled to educational assistance under 10 USC 16132a, 10 USC 16163a, or 38 USC 3500 to 3566 as well as under 38 USC 3319, unless the resident student has 12 months or less of eligibility remaining for educational assistance under 10 USC 16132a, 10 USC 16163a, or 38 USC 3500 to 3566.
38.24(7)(bm)1.1. For a resident student who is entitled to educational assistance under 10 USC 16132a, 10 USC 16163a, or 38 USC 3500 to 3566 and under 38 USC 3319, if the amount of educational assistance, other than educational assistance for tuition, to which the resident student is entitled under 10 USC 16132a, 10 USC 16163a, or 38 USC 3500 to 3566 is greater than the amount of educational assistance, other than educational assistance for tuition, that the resident student received under 38 USC 3319, as determined by the higher educational aids board, in the academic year the higher educational aids board shall reimburse the resident student for the difference in those amounts of educational assistance, as calculated by the higher educational aids board, from the appropriation account under s. 20.235 (1) (fz). The higher educational aids board shall make that determination and calculation in consultation with the board and district board.
38.24(7)(bm)2. 2. If in any fiscal year there are insufficient moneys available in the appropriation account under s. 20.235 (1) (fz) to provide full reimbursement under subd. 1. to all resident students who are eligible for that reimbursement, the higher educational aids board and the district board shall reimburse those resident students as provided in s. 39.50 (4).
38.24(7)(c) (c) The higher educational aids board shall reimburse the district board for all fees remitted under par. (b) as provided in s. 39.50 (2) and (3m).
38.24(8) (8)Fee remission for veterans.
38.24(8)(a) (a) In this subsection:
38.24(8)(a)1g. 1g. “Fees" has the meaning given in sub. (7) (a) 1p.
38.24(8)(a)1r. 1r. “Veteran" means a person who is verified by the department of veterans affairs as being a resident of this state for purposes of receiving benefits under ch. 45; as being a resident of this state at the time of his or her entry into the U.S. armed forces or forces incorporated in the U.S. armed forces or as being a resident of this state for at least 5 consecutive years immediately preceding the beginning of any semester or session for which the person registers at a technical college; and as meeting any of the following conditions:
38.24(8)(a)1r.a. a. The person has served on active duty for at least one qualifying term of service under subd. 1r. b. to d. under honorable conditions in the U.S. armed forces or in forces incorporated as part of the U.S. armed forces during a war period or in a crisis zone.
38.24(8)(a)1r.b. b. The person has served on active duty in the U.S. armed forces or in forces incorporated in the U.S. armed forces under honorable conditions, for 2 continuous years or more or for the full period of his or her initial service obligation, whichever is less.
38.24(8)(a)1r.c. c. The person has served on active duty for 90 days or more under honorable conditions in the U.S. armed forces or in forces incorporated in the U.S. armed forces during a war period or for any period of service under section 1 of executive order 10957 dated August 10, 1961.
38.24(8)(a)1r.d. d. The term of service in the U.S. armed forces or in forces incorporated as part of the U.S. armed forces under honorable conditions entitled the person to receive the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, established by executive order 10977 on December 4, 1961, the Vietnam Service Medal established by executive order 11231 on July 8, 1965, the Navy Expeditionary Medal, the Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, or an equivalent expeditionary or service medal.
38.24(8)(a)1r.e. e. The person was honorably discharged from the U.S. armed forces or from forces incorporated in the U.S. armed forces for a service-connected disability, for a disability subsequently adjudicated to have been service connected, or for reasons of hardship.
38.24(8)(a)1r.f. f. The person was released under honorable conditions from the U.S. armed forces or from forces incorporated in the U.S. armed forces due to a reduction in the U.S. armed forces.
38.24(8)(am) (am) In determining a person's residence at the time of entry into service under par. (a) 1r., the state from which the person entered service is irrelevant.
38.24(8)(b) (b) Except as provided in par. (bg), the district board shall grant full remission of the fees charged for 128 credits or 8 semesters, whichever is longer, less the number of credits or semesters for which the person received remission of fees from any other district board under this subsection and from the Board of Regents under s. 36.27 (3p) and less the amount of any fees paid under 10 USC 2107 (c), 38 USC 3104 (a) (7) (A), or 38 USC 3313, to any student who is a veteran and maintains a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.
38.24(8)(bg) (bg) Before the district board may grant a remission of fees under par. (b), the district board shall require the student to apply to the payment of those fees all educational assistance to which the student is entitled under 38 USC 3313. If that educational assistance covers 100 percent of those fees for a credit or semester, that credit or semester shall not count against the 128 credit or 8 semester limit provided in par. (b). If that educational assistance covers less than 100 percent of those fees for a credit or semester and the remission under par. (b) covers the remainder of those fees, the credit or semester shall count against that limit in the proportion that the remission bears to the total fees charged for that credit or semester. This requirement applies notwithstanding the fact that the student may be entitled to educational assistance under 10 USC 16131 to 16137, 10 USC 16161 to 16166, or 38 USC 3001 to 3036 as well as under 38 USC 3313, unless the student has 12 months or less of eligibility remaining for educational assistance under 10 USC 16131 to 16137, 10 USC 16161 to 16166, or 38 USC 3001 to 3036.
38.24(8)(bm)1.1. For a student who is entitled to educational assistance under 10 USC 16131 to 16137, 10 USC 16161 to 16166, or 38 USC 3001 to 3036 and under 38 USC 3313, if the amount of educational assistance, other than educational assistance for tuition, to which the student is entitled under 10 USC 16131 to 161310 USC 16161 to 16166, or 38 USC 3001 to 3036 is greater than the amount of educational assistance, other than educational assistance for tuition, that the student received under 38 USC 3313, as determined by the higher educational aids board, in the academic year the higher educational aids board shall reimburse the student for the difference in those amounts of educational assistance, as calculated by the higher educational aids board, from the appropriation account under s. 20.235 (1) (fz). The higher educational aids board shall make that determination and calculation in consultation with the board and district board.
38.24(8)(bm)2. 2. If in any fiscal year there are insufficient moneys available in the appropriation account under s. 20.235 (1) (fz) to provide full reimbursement under subd. 1. to all students who are eligible for that reimbursement, the higher educational aids board and the district board shall reimburse those students as provided in s. 39.50 (4).
38.24(8)(c) (c) The higher educational aids board shall reimburse the district board for all fees remitted under par. (b) as provided in s. 39.50 (2) and (3m).
38.24 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. TCS 10, Wis. adm. code.
38.24 Annotation VTAE schools (technical colleges) are not “district schools" within the meaning of Art. X, s. 3. 64 Atty. Gen. 24.
38.24 Annotation Apprentices indentured under ch. 106 may be charged tuition at VTAE schools (technical colleges) for related instruction received at such schools that is required as a condition of their apprenticeship. 65 Atty. Gen. 37.
38.26 38.26 Minority student participation and retention grants.
38.26(1)(1)In this section, “minority student" means a student enrolled in a district school who is a minority group member, as defined in s. 16.287 (1) (f).
38.26(2) (2)The board shall annually notify each district board of those purposes for which grants may be awarded under this section. Grants may be awarded only for the purposes of assisting in:
38.26(2)(a) (a) The creation or expansion of programs that provide counseling and tutoring services for minority students.
38.26(2)(b) (b) Programs that demonstrate innovative approaches to increasing minority student placement and retention in technical education programs that have a high earning potential for their graduates.
38.26(2)(c) (c) Providing internships to minority students enrolled in programs that prepare their graduates for admission to a teacher education program at an institution within the University of Wisconsin System.
38.26(2)(d) (d) Programs that combine basic skills and occupational training as a means of expediting basic skills remediation and increasing retention of minority students.
38.26(2)(e) (e) Programs that use community-based organizations to assist in the recruitment, training and retention of minority students.
38.26(3) (3)
38.26(3)(a)(a) Any district board may apply to the board for a grant to accomplish the purposes identified by the board under sub. (2).
38.26(3)(b) (b) The board shall review the applications submitted under par. (a) according to procedures and criteria established by the board. The board shall notify the district board whether the district board's application has been approved and, if approved, of the amount and the conditions of the grant to be awarded.
38.26(3)(c) (c) Amounts awarded under par. (b) shall be paid from the appropriation under s. 20.292 (1) (f) and may be paid to the district board in installments. Amounts awarded shall range from 25 percent to 75 percent of the total project cost. The board shall require the district board to provide the remaining percentage share of total project cost.
38.26(4) (4)
38.26(4)(a)(a) Each district board receiving a grant under this section shall, by September 1 of the school year following receipt of the grant, file a report with the board. The report shall evaluate the district board's performance in attaining the goals specified in the application submitted under sub. (3).
38.26(4)(b) (b) The board shall develop and implement an audit program to assess the effectiveness of the grants made under this section in accomplishing the intended goals.
38.26 History History: 1991 a. 39; 2011 a. 32; 2013 a. 20.
38.27 38.27 Incentive grants.
38.27(1)(1)The board shall annually notify each district board of those purposes for which grants may be awarded under this section. Grants may be awarded only for the purposes of assisting in:
38.27(1)(a) (a) The creation or expansion of adult high school, adult basic education and English as a 2nd language courses. The board shall give priority to courses serving students with disabilities or minority, unemployed, or disadvantaged students.
38.27(1)(b) (b) The creation or expansion of programs, courses or services, and related staff and instructional material development:
38.27(1)(b)1. 1. Which address the need to train emerging skills, skills resulting from occupational or technological change or skills in occupations experiencing substantial growth.
38.27(1)(b)2. 2. For which there is significant projected long-term job growth; and
38.27(1)(b)3. 3. That comply with state program priorities and plans for coordinating the efficient and cost-effective delivery of services.
38.27(1)(c) (c) The purchase or lease of high-cost instructional equipment necessary to develop or improve new or expanding occupational training programs:
38.27(1)(c)1. 1. Which address emerging skilled training needs;
38.27(1)(c)2. 2. For which there is significant projected long-term job growth; and
38.27(1)(c)3. 3. That comply with state program priorities and plans for coordinating the efficient and cost-effective delivery of services.
38.27(1)(d) (d) Programs that foster the provision of classroom instruction for apprentices and the upgrading of journeymen.
38.27(1)(e) (e) Educational programs, courses or services that would not otherwise be established or maintained because of limitations in district fiscal capacity.
38.27(1)(g) (g) The creation or expansion of programs that assist business and industry in adopting and implementing new technology, including training in the use of new technology and instructional and continuing educational opportunities in the adoption and implementation of new technology.
38.27(1)(h) (h) The creation or expansion of programs at secured juvenile correctional facilities.
38.27(2) (2)
38.27(2)(a)(a) Any district board or combination of district boards may apply to the board for a grant to accomplish the purposes identified by the board under sub. (1).
38.27(2)(b) (b) The board shall review the applications submitted under par. (a) according to procedures and criteria established by the board. Prior to awarding a grant for the purpose of sub. (1) (e), the board shall consider the principle of comparable budgetary support for similar programs and ensure that the program being considered for a grant is efficient and cost-effective. The board shall notify the applicant whether its application has been approved and, if approved, of the amount and the conditions of the grant to be awarded.
38.27(2)(c) (c) Amounts awarded under this section shall be paid from the appropriation under s. 20.292 (1) (f) and may be paid in installments. Except as provided under par. (cm), amounts awarded for the purposes of sub. (1) (b) to (d) and (g) shall range from 25 percent to 75 percent of the total project cost. The board shall require the district board to provide the remaining percentage share of total project cost.
38.27(2)(cm) (cm) For grants awarded to combinations of district boards for projects that support regional or statewide activities, the board shall determine the percentage of total project cost that the grant may fund.
38.27(2)(d) (d) Amounts awarded for the purpose of sub. (1) (a) or (e) may be awarded on a continuing basis, pending the availability of funds. Amounts awarded to support the establishment of new programs under sub. (1) (b) or (g) may be awarded for a period of up to 3 years, pending the availability of funds.
38.27(2)(e) (e) Funds received under this section for the purpose of sub. (1) (a), (b), (c), (d) or (g) may not be used to supplant funds otherwise available for such purposes.
38.27(2)(f) (f) The recipient of a grant under sub. (1) (g) shall give preference, in assisting business and industry, to small and medium-sized businesses.
38.27(2m) (2m)The board shall ensure that:
38.27(2m)(a) (a) Beginning in the 1989-90 fiscal year, not more than $1,500,000 annually is awarded for the purpose of sub. (1) (e).
38.27(2m)(b) (b) Not more than 25 percent of the total amount awarded under this section in any fiscal year is for the purposes of sub. (1) (c).
38.27(2m)(e) (e) Beginning in the 1997-98 fiscal year, not more than $150,000 annually is awarded for the purpose of sub. (1) (h).
38.27(2m)(f) (f) Beginning in the 2001-02 school year, at least $0 annually is awarded under this section to districts with limited fiscal capacity, as defined by the board.
38.27(3) (3)
38.27(3)(a)(a) Each recipient of a grant under this section shall, by September 1 of the fiscal year following receipt of the grant, file a report with the board. The report shall evaluate the recipient's performance in attaining the goals specified in the application submitted under sub. (2).
38.27(3)(b) (b) The board shall develop and implement an audit program to assess the effectiveness of the grants made under this section in accomplishing the intended goals.
38.272 38.272 Farm training program tuition grants.
38.272(1)(1)A student enrolled in a district's farm business and production management program may apply to the board for a grant for the purpose of paying 50 percent of the tuition for up to 6 years.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 18 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on October 1, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after October 1, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 10-1-19)