2009 - 2010 LEGISLATURE
March 11, 2010 - Introduced by Representatives Hraychuck, Danou,
Pope-Roberts, Clark, Zigmunt, Hubler, Pasch, Hilgenberg, Molepske Jr.
and Staskunas, cosponsored by Senators Vinehout, Holperin, Kreitlow and
Schultz. Referred to Committee on Education.
1An Act to renumber and amend
121.91 (4) (f) 1.; to amend
121.91 (4) (f) 1m. 2
c.; and to create
121.91 (4) (f) 1. a. and b. of the statutes; relating to: the school
3district revenue limit adjustment for declining enrollment.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Currently, if a school district's enrollment declines, for one year only its revenue
limit is increased by the amount of additional revenue that would have been allowed
had there been no decline in enrollment.
This bill extends the declining enrollment revenue adjustment to two years.
Under the bill, in the first year of an enrollment decline, a school district's revenue
limit is increased by 100 percent of the allowable revenues that the decline would
have generated. In the second year, the district receives a revenue adjustment equal
to 50 percent of the first-year adjustment.
For further information see the state and local fiscal estimate, which will be
printed as an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
(f) 1. (intro.) Except as provided in subd. 1m., for the 2007-08 22010-11
school year or any school year thereafter, if the average of the number of 3
pupils enrolled in the current and the 2 preceding school years is less than the 4
average of the number of pupils enrolled in the 3 previous school years, the limit 5
otherwise applicable under sub. (2m) is increased by the additional amount that
6would have been calculated had there been no decline in average enrollment. as
AB840, s. 2
121.91 (4) (f) 1. a. and b. of the statutes are created to read:
(f) 1. a. In the current school year, by the additional amount that 10
would have been calculated had there been no decline in average enrollment.
b. In the succeeding school year, by an amount equal to 50 percent of the 12
additional amount calculated under subd. 1. a.
(f) 1m. c. For the school year beginning on the 2nd July 1 following 16
the effective date of the school district reorganization, if the average of the number
17of pupils enrolled in that school year and the previous school year is less than the
18average of the number of pupils enrolled in the 2 previous school years,
the limit 19
otherwise applicable under sub. (2m) is increased by the additional an
20would have been calculated had there been no decline in average enrollment equal
21to 50 percent of the additional amount calculated under subd. 1m. b