Register November 2017 No. 743
Chapter PI 24
STATE AID FOR ACHIEVEMENT GUARANTEE CONTRACTS AND
PARTIAL DEBT SERVICE REIMBURSEMENT
Subchapter I — General Provisions
PI 24.01   Definitions.
Subchapter II — Aid Payment
PI 24.015   Definitions.
PI 24.02   Purpose.
PI 24.03   Calculation and payment of aid.
Subchapter III — State Aid For Debt Service
PI 24.05   Purpose.
PI 24.06   Eligible applicants and program requirements.
PI 24.07   Payment of debt aid.
Ch. PI 24 Note Note: Chapter PI 24 was created as an emergency rule effective January 28, 2000.
subch. I of ch. PI 24 Subchapter I — General Provisions
PI 24.01 PI 24.01Definitions. In this chapter:
PI 24.01(1) (1) “Department" means the Wisconsin department of public instruction.
PI 24.01(2) (2) “SAGE" means the student achievement guarantee in education program created under s. 118.43, Stats.
PI 24.01 History History: Cr. Register, July, 2000, No. 535, eff. 8-1-00; emerg. r. (3), eff. 12-20-04; CR 04-129: r. (3) Register June 2005 No. 594, eff. 7-1-05.
subch. II of ch. PI 24 Subchapter II — Aid Payment
PI 24.015 PI 24.015Definitions. In this subchapter:
PI 24.015(1) (1) “Aid" or “appropriation" means funds available for the SAGE program and for school districts with Achievement Gap Reduction contracts under s. 20.255 (2) (cu), Stats., minus the amount needed for the evaluation under s. 118.44 (7), Stats.
PI 24.015(2) (2) “Eligible school" means a school within a public school district whose board has entered into or renewed a contract under s. 118.43 or 118.44, Stats.
PI 24.015(3) (3) “Kindergarten" means 5-year-old kindergarten.
PI 24.015(4) (4) “Low income" has the meaning defined under ss. 118.43 (1) (b) and 118.44 (1) (c), Stats.
PI 24.015(5) (5) “Low-income status" means the economic status of a child's family on or after the third Friday in September.
PI 24.015(6) (6) “Pupils enrolled" has the meaning defined under s. 121.004 (7), Stats.
PI 24.015 History History: CR 04-129: cr. Register June 2005 No. 594, eff. 7-1-05; correction in (1) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register March 2013 No. 687; CR 16-038: am. (1), (2), (4) Register October 2017 No. 742, eff. 11-1-17.
PI 24.02 PI 24.02Purpose. Under ss. 118.43 (6m) and 118.44 (6) (e), Stats., the department is required to promulgate rules to implement and administer the payment of aid under this subchapter. The department shall calculate and pay aid to school districts as provided in ss. 118.43 (6) (b) 11. and 118.44 (6) (bm), Stats. This subchapter sets forth requirements for collecting data and paying aid under ss. 118.43 (6) and 118.44 (6), Stats.
PI 24.02 History History: Cr. Register, July, 2000, No. 535, eff. 8-1-00; emerg. r. and recr. eff. 12-20-04; CR 04-129: r. and recr. Register June 2005 No. 594, eff. 7-1-05; CR 16-038: am. Register October 2017 No. 742, eff. 11-1-17.
PI 24.03 PI 24.03Calculation and payment of aid.
PI 24.03(1) (1)Aid calculation. The department shall calculate the amount of aid to be paid in each school year to the school district of each eligible school. The amount appropriated under s. 20.255 (2) (cu), Stats., as noted in s. 118.44 (6) (bm), Stats., shall be divided by the sum of low-income pupils in the state enrolled in a grade eligible for funding reported by each eligible school under sub. (3) to determine the amount of aid generated by each low-income pupil. The amount generated by each low-income pupil shall be multiplied by the sum of low-income pupils within a school district enrolled in a grade eligible for funding in each eligible school of a school district to determine the amount of aid to be paid to the school district.
PI 24.03(2) (2)Payment of SAGE and achievement gap reduction aid. The department shall pay aid 3 times during the school year on the third Monday in November, the third Monday in February, and the second Monday in June upon the school district meeting the reporting requirements specified under the contract.
PI 24.03(2m) (2m)Cease payments for contract withdrawal. Aid for schools that withdraw from a contract under s. 118.43 or 118.44, Stats., at any point during the school year will be recalculated to reflect the portion of the school year that the eligible school was under a contract under s. 118.43 or 118.44, Stats. The withdrawing school will receive payment of a prorated amount per day that the school was operating under a contract under s. 118.43 or 118.44, Stats. The funds that would have otherwise been paid to a school district that withdraws from a contract shall be recalculated as defined under sub. (1) and disbursed proportionately to all remaining eligible schools with contracts under s. 118.43 or 118.44, Stats.
PI 24.03(3) (3)School district requirements. To receive aid under this subchapter, an eligible school shall, by the third Friday in October, report to the department, on a form supplied by the department, the number of low-income pupils enrolled in a grade eligible for funding in the eligible school on the third Friday in September.
PI 24.03 Note Note: SAGE ENT, the SAGE low-income report form, and AGR ENT, the Achievement Gap Reduction low-income report form, may be obtained at no charge from the Department of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841 or online at https://dpi.wi.gov/sage/forms.
PI 24.03 History History: Cr. Register, July, 2000, No. 535, eff. 8-1-00; emerg. r. and recr. eff. 12-20-04; CR 04-129: r. and recr. Register June 2005 No. 594, eff. 7-1-05; CR 16-038: renum. (1) (a) 1. to (1) and am., r. (1) (a) 2., 3., (b), (c), am. (2) (title), cr. (2m), consol. (3) (intro.) and (a) and renum. to (3) and am., r. (3) (b), (c) Register October 2017 No. 742, eff. 11-1-17.
subch. III of ch. PI 24 Subchapter III — State Aid For Debt Service
PI 24.05 PI 24.05Purpose. Under s. 118.43 (8), Stats., beginning in the 2000-01 school year, a school district under s. PI 24.06 is eligible for an aid payment equal to 20% of the district's annual debt service on bonds approved by referendum prior to June 30, 2001 where a portion of the bond proceeds is to be used to fulfill a contract under s. 118.43, Stats. This subchapter sets forth criteria and procedures for awarding state aid for SAGE related debt service.
PI 24.05 History History: Cr. Register, July, 2000, No. 535, eff. 8-1-00.
PI 24.06 PI 24.06Eligible applicants and program requirements.
PI 24.06(1)(1) A school district other than a school district under ch. 119, Stats., shall meet all of the following requirements to receive an amount equal to 20% of the annual SAGE related debt service cost on bonds:
PI 24.06(1)(a) (a) On or after October 29, 1999, the school board shall adopt an initial resolution under s. 67.05 (6a), Stats., for issuance of bonds where the purpose for borrowing includes providing funds for classroom expansion necessary to fulfill a contract under s. 118.43, Stats. The school board shall submit a copy of the resolution to the department as required under s. 120.115 (1) (a), Stats. The resolution shall include all of the following:
PI 24.06(1)(a)1. 1. The total amount to be borrowed.
PI 24.06(1)(a)2. 2. The amount of borrowing proceeds that will be used for SAGE classroom expansion.
PI 24.06(1)(b) (b) A copy of the resolution submitted under par. (a) shall be accompanied by a statement signed by the school board president and school board clerk on a form provided by the department identifying the amount of the bond proceeds that are required for SAGE classroom expansion by construction or renovation and the related furnishing and equipping of the classroom. The department shall approve or disapprove the amount identified as being necessary to fulfill a contract under s. 118.43, Stats. Before making a decision regarding approval or disapproval of the amount, the department may require the district to furnish additional documentation from a 3rd party as to the reasonableness of the amount identified for SAGE purposes. The department shall issue a decision in writing to the school district after receiving all requested information within 10 working days of receipt of the information.
PI 24.06 Note Note: PI-7205 SAGE Classroom Expansion, Application for State Aid, may be obtained at no charge from the Department of Public Instruction, P. O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.
PI 24.06(1)(c) (c) Within 10 days after holding the referendum authorizing the school district to incur debt on the initial resolution, the school board shall notify the department of the approval or rejection of the referendum as required under s. 120.115 (1) (b), Stats.
PI 24.06(1)(d) (d) Within 10 days after adopting or revising a schedule for the payment of debt service under this subchapter, the school board shall submit the schedule to the department.
PI 24.06(2) (2) If an initial resolution was adopted on or after October 29, 1999 but did not meet the requirements under sub. (1), the school board may adopt a supplemental resolution prior to the referendum election to amend the initial resolution to fulfill the requirements of sub. (1) and of s. 67.05 (6a), Stats.
PI 24.06(3) (3) A school board shall hold a referendum before June 30, 2001, in order to receive aid under this subchapter.
PI 24.06 History History: Cr. Register, July, 2000, No. 535, eff. 8-1-00.
PI 24.07 PI 24.07Payment of debt aid.
PI 24.07(1) (1) The department shall make an aid payment on a current fiscal year basis to the district in an amount equal to 20% of the SAGE portion of the debt service payment, excluding any payments required on bond anticipation notes. The department shall develop a proration formula if adequate funds are not available by dividing the SAGE portion of the district's annual debt service payment by the sum total of the SAGE portion of all participating SAGE school district's annual debt service payments and multiplying the result by the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (cs), Stats.
PI 24.07(2) (2) The department shall calculate the SAGE portion of debt payment as the percentage of the original amount approved for SAGE purposes under s. PI 24.06 (1) (a) 2. to the total amount borrowed under s. PI 24.06 (1) (a) 1., multiplied by the annual debt service payment.
PI 24.07(3) (3) The department may not pay aid to school districts under this subchapter for SAGE related school district referenda held on or after June 30, 2001.
PI 24.07(4) (4) The department may not pay aid to school districts under this subchapter if the school district does not comply with the requirements under this subchapter.
PI 24.07(5) (5) The school district shall certify to the department annually, on a form provided by the department, all of the following:
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