2013 WISCONSIN ACT 59
An Act to create 20.255 (2) (ct) and 115.367 of the statutes; relating to: career and technical education incentive grants and making an appropriation.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, insert the following amounts for the purposes indicated:
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20.255 (2) (ct) of the statutes is created to read:
20.255 (2) (ct) Career and technical education incentive grants. The amounts in the schedule for grants to school districts under s. 115.367.
115.367 of the statutes is created to read:
115.367 Career and technical education incentive grants. The state superintendent shall:
(1) Annually confer with the department of workforce development and the Wisconsin technical college system to identify industries and occupations within this state that face workforce shortages or shortages of adequately trained, entry-level workers. The state superintendent shall annually notify school districts of the identified industries and occupations and make this information available on the Internet site of the department of public instruction.
(2) Approve industry-recognized certification programs designed to mitigate workforce shortages in any of the industries or occupations identified under sub. (1).
(3) (a) Beginning in the 2014-15 school year, from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (ct), annually award incentive grants to school districts in the amount of $1,000 per pupil for each pupil in the school district who, in the prior school year, obtained a high school diploma or a technical education high school diploma from a school in the school district, if all of the following apply:
1. The school district has an industry-recognized certification program approved under sub. (2).
2. The pupil successfully completed the industry-recognized certification program under subd. 1. in any school year in which the program was approved by the department under sub. (2).
(b) If the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (ct) in any fiscal year is insufficient to pay the full amount under par. (a), the department shall prorate the amount of its payments among school districts eligible for an incentive grant under this section.