(d) No more than 49 percent of a private school's enrollment may 21
consist of pupils attending the private school under this section and s. 118.60.
119.23 (4) (bg) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
(bg) 3. In the 2015-16 to 2018-19
school year and in each school year
, upon receipt from the pupil's parent or guardian of proof of the 25
pupil's enrollment in the private school during a school term, except as provided in
subd. 5., the state superintendent shall pay to the private school in which the pupil 2
is enrolled on behalf of the pupil's parent or guardian, from the appropriation under 3
s. 20.255 (2) (fu), an amount equal to the sum of the maximum amount per pupil the 4
state superintendent paid a private school under this section in the previous school 5
year for the grade in which the pupil is enrolled; the amount of the per pupil revenue 6
adjustment under s. 121.91 (2m) for the current school year, if positive; and the 7
change in the amount of statewide categorical aid per pupil between the previous 8
school year and the current school year, as determined under s. 118.40 (2r) (e) 2p., 9
119.23 (4) (bg) 6. of the statutes is created to read:
(bg) 6. Beginning in the 2019-20 school year, upon receipt from the 12
pupil's parent or guardian of proof of the pupil's enrollment in the private school 13
during a school term, the state superintendent shall pay to the private school in 14
which the pupil is enrolled on behalf of the pupil's parent or guardian, from the 15
appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (fu), an amount equal to the lesser of the following:
a. The amount equal to the private school's operating and debt service cost per 17
pupil that is related to educational programming, as determined by the department.
b. The average of the tuition paid by a pupil attending the private school, but 19
not under the program under this section or the program under s. 118.60, in the 20
current and 2 preceding school years.
c. For a pupil in grade kindergarten to 8, $7,754.
d. For a pupil in grade 9 to 12, $8,400.
119.23 (4) (dc) of the statutes is created to read:
(dc) In determining a private school's operating and debt service cost 25
per pupil under par. (bg), the department shall do all of the following:
1. Subtract only the following, up to the actual cost of the service or material 2
related to each item:
a. Fees charged to pupils for books and supplies used in classes and programs.
b. Rentals for school buildings.
c. Food service revenues.
d. Governmental financial assistance.
e. Interest and other income resulting from the investment of debt proceeds.
2. If legal title to the private school's buildings and premises is held in the name 9
of the private school's parent organization or other related party, there is no other 10
mechanism to include the private school's facility costs in the calculation of its 11
operating and debt service cost, and the private school requests that the department 12
do so, include an amount equal to 10.5 percent of the fair market value of the school 13
and its premises.
3. Allow a private school to accumulate up to 15 percent of the private school's 15
annual operating and debt service costs related to educational programming in a 16
reserve account and include any increase to that reserved amount in the 17
department's determination of the private school's operating and debt service costs 18
related to programming for that school year.
119.23 (4m) (a) of the statutes is repealed and recreated to 20
(a) In addition to the payment under sub. (4), the state 22
superintendent shall, subject to par. (b), pay to each private school participating in 23
the program under this section, on behalf of the parent or guardian of each pupil 24
attending the private school under this section, in the manner described in sub. (4) 25
(c), the amount determined as follows:
1. Determine the private school's operating and debt service cost per pupil in 2
summer school that is related to educational programming.
2. Multiply the amount under subd. 1. by 0.40.
3. Multiply the product under subd. 2. by the quotient determined by dividing 5
the summer choice average daily membership equivalent of the private school by the 6
total number of pupils for whom payments are being made under sub. (4).
119.23 (7) (b) 3m. of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) 3m. Annually, schedule two meetings at least one meeting each
at which members of the governing body of the private school will be present 10
and at which pupils, and the parents or guardians of pupils, applying to attend the 11
private school or attending the private school may meet and communicate with the 12
members of the governing body. The meetings shall be open to the public.
private school shall, within 30 days after the start of the school term, notify the 14
department in writing of the scheduled meeting dates and shall, at least 30 days 15
before the scheduled meeting date, notify in writing each pupil, or the parent or 16
guardian of each minor pupil, applying to attend the private school or attending the 17
private school of the meeting date, time, and place. The private school shall provide
18notice of the meetings in the manner provided in s. 19.84.
119.23 (7) (b) 9. of the statutes is created to read:
(b) 9. Permit public inspection and copying of any record, as defined 21
in s. 19.32 (2), of the private school to the same extent as required of, and subject to 22
the same terms and enforcement provisions that apply to, a school board under 23
subch. II of ch. 19. This subdivision applies only to records that relate to pupils 24
attending the private school under this section.
119.23 (7) (d) 1. b. of the statutes is amended to read:
(d) 1. b. A
Except as provided in subd. 1. c., a
copy of the school's 2
current certificate of occupancy issued by the municipality within which the school 3
is located. If the private school moves to a new location, the private school shall 4
submit a copy of the new certificate of occupancy issued by the municipality within 5
which the school is located to the department before the attendance of pupils at the 6
new location and before the next succeeding date specified in s. 121.05 (1) (a).
If the municipality within which the private school is located does not issue 8
certificates of occupancy, the private school may submit
a certificate of occupancy 9
issued by the local or regional governmental unit with authority to issue certificates 10
of occupancy or a letter or form from the municipality within which the private school 11
is located that explains that the municipality does not issue certificates of occupancy. 12
A temporary certificate of occupancy does not meet the requirement of this
13subdivision private school to which this subd. 1. c. applies shall annually obtain a
14building inspection of the school building
119.23 (7) (d) 1. d. of the statutes is created to read:
(d) 1. d. A temporary certificate of occupancy does not satisfy the 17
requirements of this subdivision.
119.23 (7) (i) of the statutes is created to read:
(i) Beginning in the 2019-20 school year, each private school 20
participating in the program under this section shall annually report to the 21
department the numbers of suspensions and expulsions; the reasons for which pupils 22
are suspended or expelled, according to categories specified by the department; the 23
length of time for which pupils are expelled, according to categories specified by the 24
department; whether pupils return to school after their expulsion; the educational 25
programs and services, if any, provided to pupils during their expulsions, reported
according to categories specified by the department; and the grade, sex, and ethnicity 2
of pupils who are suspended or expelled and whether the pupils are children with 3
disabilities, as defined in s. 115.76 (5).
119.23 (10) (a) 7. of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) 7. Violated sub. (7) (b) 3m.,
4., 5., or,
6., or 9.
119.23 (10) (a) 9. of the statutes is created to read:
(a) 9. Violated or employed an individual who violated s. 118.016, 8
118.305, 118.31, or 118.33 (1) (f) 5.
119.23 (10) (a) 10. of the statutes is created to read:
(a) 10. Violated the rules promulgated under s. 120.13 (1) (i).
119.23 (10) (bg) of the statutes is created to read:
(bg) The state superintendent may issue an order immediately 13
terminating a private school's participation in the program under this section if he 14
or she determines that the owner of the private school would not be eligible or 15
permitted to be employed, licensed, or permitted for any of the reasons specified 16
under s. 115.31 (2g) or (6m) or 115.315.
119.23 (10) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
(c) Whenever the state superintendent issues an order under par. 19
(a), (am), (ar), or,
(b), or (bg)
, he or she shall immediately notify the parent or 20
guardian of each pupil attending the private school under this section.
119.23 (11) (d) of the statutes is repealed.
120.13 (1) (i) of the statutes is created to read:
(i) The department shall promulgate rules establishing a procedure 24
for the expulsion of pupils attending a private school under s. 115.7915, 118.60, or
119.23 by the governing body of the private school. The rules shall adhere as closely 2
as feasible to the provisions applicable to public school pupils under this subsection.”.