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AB110,7,221 (e) Annually submit to the department a school financial information report,
22prepared by a certified public accountant, that complies with uniform financial
23accounting standards established by the department by rule. The report shall be
24accompanied by an auditor's statement that the report is free of material
25misstatements and fairly represents pupil costs. The report shall be limited in scope

1to those records that are necessary for the department to make payments to
2participating schools.
AB110,7,53 (f) If the participating school expects to receive at least $50,000 in scholarships
4under this section during a school year, do one of the following before the beginning
5of the school year:
AB110,7,86 1. File with the department a surety bond payable to the state in an amount
7equal to the total amount of scholarships expected to be received by the school during
8the school year under this section.
AB110,7,119 2. File with the department financial information demonstrating that the
10school has the ability to pay an amount equal to the total amount of scholarships
11expected to be received by the school during the school year under this section.
AB110,7,1312 (g) Regularly report to the parent of a pupil attending the school and receiving
13a scholarship under this section on the pupil's progress.
AB110,7,16 14(5) Transportation. (a) Private school. Section 121.54 applies to the
15transportation of a pupil to and from the private school he or she is attending under
16this section.
AB110,7,1817 (b) Public school. Section 118.51 (14) applies to the transportation of a pupil
18to and from the public school he or she is attending under this section.
AB110,7,21 19(6) Penalties. (a) The department may bar a school district or private school
20from participating in the program under this section if the department determines
21that the school district or private school has done any of the following:
AB110,7,2322 1. Intentionally and substantially misrepresented information required under
23sub. (4).
AB110,7,2424 2. Routinely failed to comply with the standards under sub. (4) (e) or (f).
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13. Used a pupil's scholarship for any purpose other than educational purposes
2or rebated, refunded, or shared a pupil's scholarship with a parent or pupil.
AB110,8,43 4. Failed to refund to the state, in a timely manner, any scholarship
4overpayments.
AB110,8,105 (b) If the department bars a school district or private school from participating
6in the program under this section, it shall notify all pupils eligible to participate in
7the program and their parents as quickly as possible. A pupil who is receiving a
8scholarship and attending a school district or private school barred from the program
9may attend another participating school district or private school under the
10scholarship.
AB110,8,13 11(7) Study. (a) The legislative audit bureau shall contract for a study of the
12program under this section with one or more researchers who have experience
13evaluating school choice programs. The study shall evaluate all of the following:
AB110,8,1514 1. The level of satisfaction with the program expressed by participating pupils
15and their parents.
AB110,8,1816 2. The percentage of participating pupils who were victimized because of their
17special needs at their resident school district and the percentage of such pupils at
18their participating school.
AB110,8,2119 3. The percentage of participating pupils who exhibited behavioral problems
20at their resident school district and the percentage of such pupils at their
21participating school.
AB110,8,2322 4. The average class size at participating pupils' resident school districts and
23at their participating schools.
AB110,8,2424 5. The fiscal impact of the program on the state and on resident school districts.
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1(b) The contract under par. (a) shall require the researchers who conduct the
2study to do all of the following:
AB110,9,43 1. Apply appropriate analytical and behavioral science methodologies to
4ensure public confidence in the study.
AB110,9,55 2. Protect the identity of participating schools and pupils.
AB110,9,86 (c) The contract under par. (a) shall require that the results of the study be
7reported to the appropriate standing committees of the legislature under s. 13.172
8(3) by January 9, 2015.
AB110,9,10 9(8) Rules. The department shall promulgate rules to implement and
10administer this section, including rules relating to all of the following:
AB110,9,1211 (a) The eligibility and participation of eligible schools, including timelines that
12maximize pupil and school participation.
AB110,9,1313 (b) The calculation and distribution of scholarships.
AB110,9,1414 (c) The application and approval procedures for pupils and eligible schools.
AB110, s. 6 15Section 6. 121.05 (1) (a) 4. of the statutes is created to read:
AB110,9,1716 121.05 (1) (a) 4. Pupils residing in the school district but attending a public
17school in another school district, or a private school, under s. 115.7915.
AB110, s. 7 18Section 7. 121.08 (4) (am) of the statutes is created to read:
AB110,9,2219 121.08 (4) (am) The amount of state aid that a school district is eligible to be
20paid from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (ac) in any school year shall be
21reduced by the total amount of scholarships paid by the department under s.
22115.7915 in that school year for pupils who reside in the school district.
AB110, s. 8 23Section 8. 121.08 (4) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB110,9,2524 121.08 (4) (c) The amount of state aid that a school district is eligible to be paid
25from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (ac) shall also be reduced by an amount

1equal to the amount paid to the Second Chance Partnership under s. 115.28 (54) for
2pupils enrolled in the school district. The department shall ensure that the amount
3of the aid reduction lapses to the general fund and that it does not affect the amount
4determined to be received by a school district as state aid under this section for any
5other purpose.
AB110, s. 9 6Section 9. 121.08 (4) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB110,10,87 121.08 (4) (d) The state superintendent shall ensure that the total amount of
8aid reduction under pars. (a) and (b) this subsection lapses to the general fund.
AB110, s. 10 9Section 10. 121.54 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB110,10,2010 121.54 (3) Transportation for children with disabilities. Every Except as
11provided in s. 115.7915 (5), every
school board shall provide transportation for
12children with disabilities, as defined in s. 115.76 (5), to any public or private
13elementary or high school, to the school operated by the Wisconsin Center for the
14Blind and Visually Impaired or the school operated by the Wisconsin Educational
15Services Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing or to any special education
16program for children with disabilities sponsored by a state tax-supported institution
17of higher education, including a technical college, regardless of distance, if the
18request for such transportation is approved by the state superintendent. Approval
19shall be based on whether or not the child can walk to school with safety and comfort.
20Section 121.53 shall apply to transportation provided under this subsection.
AB110,10,2121 (End)
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