2. In the 1997-98 school year, in at least grades kindergarten to 2.
3. In the 1998-99 to 2000-01 school years, in at least grades kindergarten to 3.
(b) Education and human services. 1. Keep the school open every day from early in the morning until late in the day, as specified in the contract.
2. Collaborate with community organizations to make educational and recreational opportunities, as well as a variety of community and social services, available in the school to all school district residents.
(c) Curriculum. 1. Provide a rigorous academic curriculum designed to improve pupil academic achievement
and to prepare pupils to live and work with people of all backgrounds, cultures and beliefs.
2. In consultation with the department and with the participation of the school's teachers and administrators and school district residents, review the school's current curriculum to determine how well it promotes pupil academic achievement
and prepares pupils for life and work and the extent to which it includes the contributions of women and minorities to our history and culture.
3. If necessary, outline any changes
necessary to make the curriculum more accurate and relevant to the lives of the pupils and provide a schedule for accomplishing those changes.
4. Encourage the school's teachers and administrators to participate in training designed to help them learn about multicultural education and how to infuse it into the curriculum to help improve pupil academic achievement.
(d) Staff development and accountability. 1. Develop a one-year program for all newly hired employes that helps them make the transition from their previous employment or school to their current employment.
2. Provide time for employes to collaborate and plan.
3. Require that each teacher and administrator submit to the school board a professional development plan that focuses on how the individual will help improve pupil academic achievement. The plan shall include a method by which the individual will receive evaluations on the success of his or her efforts from a variety of sources.
4. Regularly review staff development plans to determine if they are effective in helping to improve pupil academic achievement.
5. Establish an evaluation process for professional staff members that does all of the following:
a. Identifies individual strengths and weaknesses.
b. Clearly describes areas in need of improvement.
c. Includes a support plan that provides opportunities to learn and improve.
d. Systematically documents performance in accordance with the plan.
e. Allows professional staff members to comment on and contribute to revisions in the evaluation process.
f. Provides for the dismissal of professional staff members whose failure to learn and improve has been documented over a 2-year period.
(4) Other contract provisions. Each achievement guarantee contract shall include all of the following:
(a) A description of how the school will implement each of the elements under sub. (3), including any alternative class configurations for specific educational activities that may be used to meet the class size requirement under sub. (3) (a).
(b) A description of the method that the school district will use to evaluate the academic achievement of the pupils enrolled in the school.
(c) A description of the school's performance objectives for the academic achievement of the pupils enrolled in the school and the means that will be used to evaluate success in attaining the objectives. Performance objectives shall include all of the following:
1. Where applicable, improvement in the scores on the examination administered to pupils under s. 121.02 (1) (r).
2. The attainment of any educational goals adopted by the school board.
3. Professional development with the objective of improving pupil academic achievement.
4. Methods by which the school involves pupils, parents or guardians of pupils and other school district residents in decisions affecting the school.
(d) A description of any statute or rule that is waived under s. 118.38 if the waiver is related to the contract.
(e) A description of the means by which the department will monitor compliance with the terms of the contract.
(5) Annual review; noncompliance. (a) At the end of the 1996-97 school year, the department may terminate a contract if the department determines that the school board has failed to fully implement the provisions under sub. (3).
(b) At the end of the 1997-98, 1998-99 and 1999-2000 school years, a committee consisting of the state superintendent, the chairpersons of the education committees in the senate and assembly and the individual chiefly responsible for the evaluation under sub. (7) shall review the progress made by each school for which an achievement guarantee contract has been entered into. The committee may recommend to the department that the department terminate a contract if the committee determines that the school board has violated the contract or if the school has made insufficient progress toward achieving its performance objectives under sub. (4) (c). The department may terminate the contract if it agrees with the committee's recommendation.
(6) State aid. (a) In this subsection, “amount appropriated" means the amount appropriated under s. 20.255 (2) (cu) in any fiscal year less $250,000.
(b) From the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (cu), subject to par. (c), the department shall pay to each school district that has entered into a contract with the department under this section an amount determined as follows:
1. In the 1996-97 school year, divide the amount appropriated by the number of low-income pupils enrolled in grades kindergarten and one in each school in this state covered by contracts under this section and multiply the quotient by the number of pupils enrolled in those grades in each school in the school district covered by contracts under this section.
2. In the 1997-98 school year, divide the amount appropriated by the number of low-income pupils enrolled in grades kindergarten to 2 in each school in this state covered by contracts under this section and multiply the quotient by the number of pupils enrolled in those grades in each school in the school district covered by contracts under this section.
3. In the 1998-99, 1999-2000 and 2000-01 school years, divide the amount appropriated by the number of low-income pupils enrolled in grades kindergarten to 3 in each school in this state covered by contracts under this section and multiply the quotient by the number of pupils enrolled in those grades in each school in the school district covered by contracts under this section.
(c) The amount paid to a school district in any school year under par. (b) may not exceed an amount equal to $2,000 multiplied by the number of low-income pupils enrolled in grades eligible for funding in each school in the school district covered by contracts under this section.
(d) The school board shall use the aid under this section to satisfy the terms of the contract.
(e) The department shall cease payments under this section to any school district if the school board withdraws from the contract before the expiration of the contract.
(7) Evaluation. Beginning in the 1996-97 school year, the department shall arrange for an evaluation of the program under this section and shall allocate from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (cu) $250,000 for that purpose.
119.04 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
119.04 (title) Public instruction Education laws applicable.
119.04 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
119.04 (1) Subchapters IV, V and VII of ch. 115, ch. 121 and ss. 66.03 (3) (c), 115.01 (1) and (2), 115.28, 115.31,
115.32, 115.33, 115.34, 115.343, 115.345, 115.361, 115.364, 115.366, 115.38 (2), 115.40, 115.45, 118.01 118.001 to 118.04, 118.06, 118.07, 118.10, 118.12, 118.125 to 118.14, 118.15, 118.153, 118.16, 118.162, 118.163, 118.18, 118.19, 118.20, 118.24 (1), (2) (c) to (f), (6) and (8), 118.245, 118.255, 118.258, 118.30 to 118.42 118.43, 120.12 (5) and (15) to (23) (24), 120.125, 120.13 (1), (2) (b) to (g), (3), (14), (17) to (19), (26), and (34) and (35) to (36) and 120.14 are applicable to a 1st class city school district and board.
119.18 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 119.18 (1r).
119.18 (1g) of the statutes is created to read:
119.18 (1g) Generally. The board may do all things reasonable to promote the cause of education, including establishing, providing and improving school district programs, functions and activities for the benefit of pupils.
119.18 (23) of the statutes is created to read:
119.18 (23) School closings. The board may close any school that it determines is low in performance by adopting a resolution to that effect. If the superintendent of schools recommends to the board that a school be closed, he or she shall state the reasons for the recommendation in writing. If the board closes a school, the superintendent of schools may reassign the school's staff members without regard to seniority in service. If the board reopens the school, the superintendent of schools may reassign staff members to the school without regard to seniority in service.
119.23 (2) (a) (intro.), 2. and 3. of the statutes are amended to read:
119.23 (2) (a) (intro.) Subject to par. (b), beginning in the 1990-91 school year, any pupil in grades kindergarten to 12 who resides within the city may attend, at no charge, any nonsectarian private school located in the city if all of the following apply:
2. In the previous school year the pupil was enrolled in the school district operating under this chapter, was attending a private school under this section, was enrolled in grades kindergarten to 3 in a private school located in the city other than under this section or was not enrolled in school.
3. The private school notified the state superintendent of its intent to participate in the program under this section by May 1 of the previous school year. The notice shall specify the number of pupils participating in the program under this section for which the school has space.
119.23 (2) (b) of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
119.23 (2) (b) In the 1995-96 school year, no more than 7% of the school district's membership may attend private schools under this section. Beginning in the 1996-97 school year, no more than 15% of the school district's membership may attend private schools under this section.
119.23 (3) of the statutes is renumbered 119.23 (3) (a) and amended to read:
119.23 (3) (a) The pupil or the pupil's parent or guardian shall submit an application, on a form provided by the state superintendent, to the participating private school that the pupil wishes to attend by June 30 of the school year immediately preceding the school year in which he or she wishes to enroll. Within 60 days after receiving the application, the private school shall notify the applicant, in writing, whether the application has been accepted. The state superintendent shall ensure that the private school determines which pupils to accept on a random basis, except that the private school may give preference in accepting applications to siblings of pupils accepted on a random basis.
119.23 (3) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
119.23 (3) (b) If the private school rejects an applicant because it has too few available spaces, the pupil may transfer his or her application to a participating private school that has space available.
119.23 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
119.23 (4) Upon receipt from the pupil's parent or guardian of proof of the pupil's enrollment in the private school, the state superintendent shall pay to the private school parent or guardian, from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (fu), an amount equal to the total amount to which the school district is entitled under s. 121.08 divided by the school district membership, or an amount equal to the private school's operating and debt service cost per pupil that is related to educational programming, as determined by the department, whichever is less. The state superintendent shall pay 25% of the total amount in September, 25% in November, 25% in February and 25% in May. The department shall send the check to the private school. The parent or guardian shall restrictively endorse the check for the use of the private school.
119.23 (5) (d) of the statutes is repealed.
119.23 (7) (am) of the statutes is created to read:
119.23 (7) (am) Each private school participating in the program under this section is subject to uniform financial accounting standards established by the department and annually shall submit to the department an independent financial audit of the private school.
119.23 (7) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
119.23 (7) (c) A private school may not require a pupil attending the private school under this section to participate in any religious activity if the pupil's parent or guardian submits to the pupil's teacher or the private school's principal a written request that the pupil be exempt from such activities.
119.23 (9) (a) of the statutes is repealed.
119.23 (9) (b) of the statutes is renumbered 119.23 (9) and amended to read:
119.23 (9) The legislative audit bureau shall perform a financial and performance evaluation audit on the program under this section. The bureau shall submit copies of the audit report to the chief clerk of each house of the legislature for distribution to the appropriate standing committees under s. 13.172 (3) by January 15, 1995 2000.
119.23 (10) of the statutes is repealed.
119.235 of the statutes is created to read:
119.235 Contracts with private schools and agencies. (1) The board may contract with any
nonprofit, nonsectarian private school located in the city or any nonprofit, nonsectarian private agency located in the city to provide educational programs to pupils enrolled in the school district operating under this chapter. The board shall ensure that each private school or agency under contract with the board complies with ss. 118.125 and 118.13, 20 USC 1232g, 20 USC 1681 to 1688, 20 USC 3171 to 3197, 29 USC 794, 42 USC 2000d and 42 USC 6101 to 6107, and all health and safety laws and rules that apply to public schools.
(2) Each private school or agency under contract with the board shall do all of the following:
(a) Offer a full school year educational program.
(b) Participate in the board's parent information program.
(c) Offer diverse opportunities for parents to participate in the school's programs.
(d) Meet insurance and financial requirements established by the board.
(e) Develop a pupil recruitment and enrollment plan that incorporates all of the following:
1. A good faith effort to achieve racial balance.
2. A pupil selection process that gives preference to the siblings of enrolled pupils and that gives no other preferences except those approved by the board.
3. A statement describing how the plan will serve the needs of low-academic achievers and pupils from low-income families.
(f) Report to the board any information requested by the board.
(3) Any pupil enrolled in the school district operating under this chapter may attend, at no charge, any private school or agency with which the board has contracted under sub. (1) if space is available in the private school or agency.
(4) The board shall establish appropriate, quantifiable performance standards for pupils at each private school or agency with which it contracts in such areas as attendance, reading achievement, pupil retention, pupil promotion, parent surveys, credits earned and grade point average.
(5) Annually, the board shall monitor the performance of the program under this section. The board may use the results of standardized basic educational skills tests to do so. The board shall include a summary of its findings in its annual report to the state superintendent under s. 119.44.
119.28 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
119.28 (5) Any action under subs. (3) and (4) shall be subject to the direction of the state superintendent
department and the division for learning support, equity and advocacy in the department of public instruction as provided by law.
119.32 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
119.32 (title) Superintendent of schools; business manager.