PI 35.02 PI 35.02 Definitions. Except as specified in s. PI 35.043 (1) (b) and (c), in this chapter:
PI 35.02(1) (1) "Accrual basis" means revenues are recorded when earned and expenditures are recorded as soon as they result in liabilities for benefits received, notwithstanding that the receipt of the revenue or the payment of the expenditure may take place, in whole or in part, in another accounting period.
PI 35.02(1g) (1g) "Accredited" has the meaning defined in s. PI 34.01 (1).
PI 35.02(1m) (1m) "Administrator" means the individual signing the notice of intent to participate in the Milwaukee parental choice program under s. 119.23 (2) (a) 3., Stats. The administrator shall be one of the following:
PI 35.02(1m)(a) (a) An owner of the private school.
PI 35.02(1m)(b) (b) An individual appointed as the private school's administrator by the governing body of the organization operating the private school.
PI 35.02(2) (2) "Auditor" or "certified public accountant" means a firm licensed as a certified public accounting firm by the accounting examining board under ch. 442, Stats.
PI 35.02(2m) (2m) "Average attendance rate" means the rate obtained by dividing the aggregate number of full-time equivalent days of actual pupils' attendance, by the aggregate number of full-time equivalent days on which school was held.
PI 35.02(3) (3) "Board" means the board of directors in charge of the schools of a school district of a city of the 1st class.
PI 35.02(4) (4) "Capital outlay" means expenditures for items having a useful life greater than one year.
PI 35.02(5) (5) "City" means a city of the 1st class.
PI 35.02(5m) (5m) "Classroom records" means teacher recorded test scores, teacher originated grade and progress reports, teacher originated attendance records, and permanent files for individual pupils containing such data.
PI 35.02(6) (6) "Credit" means the credit given in grades 9 through 12 for successful completion of a school term of study in one course that meets daily for a normal class period or the equivalent established by the board or the governing body or entity of any private school.
PI 35.02(6m) (6m) "Disqualified person" means a person who for a period of 7 years from the date of the order issued by the state superintendent:
PI 35.02(6m)(a) (a) Had ownership interest in, or was an officer, director or trustee of a private school barred or terminated from participation in the choice program under s. 119.23 (10), Stats., or
PI 35.02(6m)(b) (b) Was the administrator of the private school, a person identified as an administrator designee, or an individual responsible for the activity that resulted in an order being issued barring or terminating a private school from participation in the choice program under s. 119.23 (10), Stats.
PI 35.02(7) (7) "Department" means the Wisconsin department of public instruction.
PI 35.02(7m) (7m) "Educational programming" means the providing of instruction and related services to pupils enrolled in the private school.
PI 35.02(8)(a)(a) Enrollment" or "pupils enrolled" means the total number of pupils, as expressed by official enrollments, except as provided in pars. (b) to (d). If such total contains a fraction, it shall be expressed as the nearest whole number.
PI 35.02(8)(b) (b) A first grade pupil may be counted only if the pupil attains the age required under s. 118.14, Stats., for first grade admission.
PI 35.02(8)(c)1.1. A pupil enrolled in kindergarten may be counted only if the pupil attains the age required under s. 118.14, Stats., for kindergarten admission. A kindergarten pupil shall be counted as one-half pupil except that:
PI 35.02(8)(c)1.a. a. A pupil enrolled in a 5-year-old kindergarten program requiring full-day attendance for 5 days a week for an entire school year shall be counted as one pupil.
PI 35.02(8)(c)1.b. b. A pupil enrolled in a 5-year-old kindergarten program requiring full-day attendance for less than 5 days a week for an entire school year shall be counted as the result obtained by multiplying the number of hours in each day in which the pupil is enrolled by the total number of days for which the pupil is enrolled, and dividing the result by the product of the number of hours of attendance per day required of first grade pupils in the school district operating under ch. 119, Stats., multiplied by 180.
PI 35.02(8)(c)2. 2. In subd. 1. a. and b., "full-day" means the length of the school day required of first grade pupils in the school district operating the 5-year-old kindergarten program under ch. 119, Stats.
PI 35.02(8)(d) (d) A pupil enrolled in a 4-year-old kindergarten program that provides the required number of hours of direct pupil instruction under s. 121.02 (1) (f) 2., Stats., shall be counted as a 0.6 pupil if the program annually provides at least 87.5 additional hours of outreach activities.
PI 35.02(8m) (8m) "Financially viable" means the ability of the private school to pay for goods and services, make debt service payments, and pay other obligations as they become due.
PI 35.02(9) (9) "Fiscal period" means the school year as defined under s. 115.001 (13), Stats.
PI 35.02(9m) (9m) "Generally accepted auditing standards" means the auditing standards prescribed by the accounting examining board under s. Accy 1.202.
PI 35.02(9r) (9r) "Generally accepted government auditing standards" means the auditing standards issued by the comptroller general of the United States.
PI 35.02(10) (10) "Grade equivalent" means the scaled score determined by a test publisher which corresponds to a pupil's raw score on a standardized achievement test.
PI 35.02(10b) (10b) "Individual responsible" means any person having administrative, financial, or pupil health and safety responsibilities, whether compensated or uncompensated, for the private school.
PI 35.02(10k) (10k) "Initial notice of intent to participate" means a notice of intent to participate submitted by a private school under this chapter that meets any of the following criteria:
PI 35.02(10k)(a) (a) Did not participate in the program in the preceding school year.
PI 35.02(10k)(b) (b) Participated in the program but voluntarily withdrew during the preceding or current school year.
PI 35.02(10k)(c) (c) Participated in the program but was issued an order from the state superintendent terminating or barring the private school's participation in the program during the preceding or current school year.
PI 35.02(10m) (10m) "Less-than-an-arms-length transaction" means a transaction where one party to the transaction is able to control or substantially influence the actions of the other. Such transactions include but are not limited to those between any of the following:
PI 35.02(10m)(a) (a) Administrative and operating locations of the private school.
PI 35.02(10m)(b) (b) The private school and any other organization that has as an owner, officer, or director an individual who serves in any of these capacities at the private school.
PI 35.02(10m)(c) (c) The private school and an owner, director, trustee, officer, or key employee of the private school or an immediate family member of an owner, director, trustee, officer, or key employee of the private school either directly or through corporations, trusts, or similar arrangements in which they hold a controlling interest.
PI 35.02(11) (11) "Membership" means the sum of the average number of pupils enrolled in the Milwaukee parental choice program as reported under s. PI 35.04 (6) (a) and the summer average daily membership equivalent as defined under s. PI 35.043 (1) (c).
PI 35.02(12) (12) "Milwaukee parental choice program" or "choice program" means the program established under s. 119.23, Stats.
PI 35.02(12m) (12m) "Net eligible educational programming cost" means the cost of providing kindergarten through grade 12 educational programs less offsetting revenues and debt proceeds. Net eligible educational programming cost may not include penalties, fines, fees or interest charges required to be paid by the private school for not complying with any law or regulation.
PI 35.02(13) (13) "Offsetting revenue" means revenues that reduce school expenditures used for per pupil cost computations.
PI 35.02(14) (14) "Parent" means a pupil's parent or guardian.
PI 35.02(15) (15) "Private school" has the meaning given in s. 118.165, Stats.
PI 35.02(15m) (15m) "Professional standards" means both of the following:
PI 35.02(15m)(a) (a) Standards established by the accounting examining board under ch. 442, Stats.
PI 35.02(15m)(b) (b) Standards issued by the comptroller general of the United States for engagements where the use of generally accepted governmental auditing standards is required.
PI 35.02(17) (17) "Reasonable fees" means the fee charged does not exceed the actual cost to the private school of the materials supplied to pupils or activities engaged in by pupils.
PI 35.02(17m) (17m) "Related parties" has the meaning given in generally accepted auditing standards.
PI 35.02(18) (18) "School district" means a school district operating under ch. 119, Stats.
PI 35.02(19) (19) "School term" has the meaning defined under s. 115.001 (12), Stats.
PI 35.02(20) (20) "School year" means the period commencing with July 1 and ending with the next succeeding June 30.
PI 35.02(20m) (20m) "Scope limitation" means the inability of the auditor to perform a procedure required by professional standards, contract or law.
PI 35.02(21) (21) "Significant academic progress" means both of the following:
PI 35.02(21)(a) (a) The pupil demonstrates improvement in reading and mathematics in comparison to his or her performance level in the previous school year.
PI 35.02(21)(b) (b) The pupil demonstrates satisfactory performance on at least 50% of any new instructional concepts in reading and mathematics introduced during each of the current school year semesters, and the level of attainment is documented in a written record of performance at beginning, mid-point and ending of each semester.
PI 35.02(22) (22) "Standardized achievement test" means a published, nationally normed test which provides a valid and reliable measure of a pupil's present achievement level in comparison with age or grade level cohorts.
PI 35.02(23) (23) "State superintendent" means the state superintendent of public instruction.
PI 35.02 History History: Cr. Register, May, 1991, No. 425, eff. 6-1-91; r. (6) (b), renum. (6) (c) and (d) to be (6) (b) and (c), Register, July, 1994, No. 463, eff. 8-1-94; correction in (6) (b) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 6., Stats., Register, March, 1996, No. 483; cr. (12m), Register, May, 1996, No. 485, eff. 6-1-96; emerg. r. (2), (6) and (8), renum. (1), (3), (4), (5), (7), (9), (10) to (13) and (14) to (17) to be (3), (5), (6), (7), (10), (13), (14) to (18) and (20) to (23), cr. (1), (2), (4), (8), (9), (11), (12) and (19), eff. 8-5-98; r. (2), (6) and (8), renum. (1), (3), (4), (5), (7), (9), (10) to (13) and (14) to (17) to be (3), (5), (6), (7), (10), (13), (14) to (18) and (20) to (23), cr. (1), (2), (4), (8), (9), (11), (12) and (19), Register, February, 1999, No. 518, eff. 3-1-99; emerg. am. (8) and (11), eff. 1-4-00; am. (8) and (11), Register, July, 2000, No. 535, eff. 8-1-00; emerg. am. (8), (11) and (16), renum. (12) to (14) to be (13) to (15), r. (5), cr. (12), eff. 1-28-02; CR 02-023: am. (8) and (11) r. (15), renum. (12) to (14) to be (13) to (15) and (16) to be (2m) to be, cr. (12); Register August 2002 No. 560, eff. 9-1-02; CR 04-076: am. (2), cr. (1m), (5m), (6m), (7m), (8m), (9m), (9r), (10b), (10k), (10m), (12m), (15m), (17m) and (20m) Register October 2005 No. 598, eff. 11-1-05; EmR1021: emerg. cr. (1g), eff. 6-16-10; CR 09-084: cr. (1g) Register September 2010 No. 657, eff. 10-1-10.
PI 35.025 PI 35.025 Pupil assignment council requirements. The pupil assignment council created under s. 119.23 (8), Stats., shall meet annually by April 15 to designate a date by which all private schools in the choice program must have at least one open enrollment period for choice program applicants for the school year beginning the following September. The pupil assignment council shall also recommend to the state superintendent a method for ensuring that pupils will be accepted on a random basis.
PI 35.025 History History: Emerg. cr. eff. 8-5-98; cr. Register, February, 1999, No. 518, eff. 3-1-99; emerg. am. eff. 1-4-00; am. Register, July, 2000, No. 535, eff. 8-1-00; emerg. am. eff. 1-28-02; CR 02-023: am. Register August 2002 No. 560, eff. 9-1-02.
PI 35.03 PI 35.03 Private school requirements.
PI 35.03(1) (1) Notice of intent to participate. By February 1 each year a private school which intends to participate in the Milwaukee parental choice program the following school year shall submit to the state superintendent a notice of intent to participate. The notice of intent shall include all of the following:
PI 35.03(1)(a) (a) The private school's method for ensuring that, except for continuing pupils in the choice program at that private school and their siblings, pupils will be accepted on a random selection basis from a new pool of applicants each school year. Waiting lists from previous school years may not be carried over and used from one year to the next.
PI 35.03(1)(b) (b) The private school's agreement to adhere to the procedural requirements in sub. (2).
PI 35.03(1)(c) (c) The number of pupils participating in the choice program for which the private school has space.
PI 35.03 Note Note: The Notice of School's Intent to Participate Form may be obtained at no charge from the Department of Public Instruction, Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.
PI 35.03(1)(d) (d) The open application periods during which the private school will accept Milwaukee parental choice program pupil applications.
PI 35.03(1m) (1m)Nonrefundable auditor fee. By February 1, annually, a private school which intends to participate in the Milwaukee parental choice program in the following school year shall pay, in the form of a cashier's check, to the department the nonrefundable set fee under s. PI 35.05 (4n).
PI 35.03(2) (2)Procedural requirements. A private school that participates in the Milwaukee parental choice program shall do all of the following:
PI 35.03(2)(a) (a) Submit to the department by June 30 each school year information demonstrating compliance with s. 119.23 (7) (a), Stats.
PI 35.03(2)(b) (b) Appoint a representative to the pupil assignment council under s. 119.23 (8), Stats.
PI 35.03(2)(c) (c) Pay all costs incurred in the administration, scoring and reporting of results of the academic achievement tests if used to meet the requirement under s. 119.23 (7) (a) 3., Stats.
PI 35.03(2)(d) (d) Ensure that test security is maintained for all academic achievement tests administered under par. (c).
PI 35.03(2)(e) (e) Meet all of the requirements specified under ss. PI 35.03, 35.04, 35.043, 35.045 and 35.046.
PI 35.03(3) (3)Health and safety requirements.
PI 35.03(3)(a)(a) The administrator of a school in the Milwaukee parental choice program shall ensure that the school is meeting the requirements of s. 119.23 (2), Stats., regarding health and safety laws and codes for schools by filing with the department a copy of the private school's current certificate of occupancy issued by the city of Milwaukee. The administrator shall submit the certificate of occupancy under this subsection to the department no later than August 1 prior to the first school year of participation in the choice program, or by no later than May 1 if the school is beginning participation in the choice program with summer school. The administrator shall file subsequent certificates of occupancy as issued by the city of Milwaukee. An administrator that files a copy of a temporary certificate of occupancy issued by the city of Milwaukee will not meet the requirements of this subsection. A private school that fails to meet the requirements of this subsection may not participate in the choice program.
PI 35.03(3)(b) (b) The administrator of a private school filing an initial notice of intent to participate in the Milwaukee parental choice program under sub. (1) shall no later than May 1 prior to the first school year of participation in the program, or no later than March 1 if the private school is beginning participation in the program with summer school, submit to the department a copy of the validated application for a certificate of occupancy filed with the City of Milwaukee and a copy of the validated application to the City of Milwaukee board of zoning appeals, if applicable.
PI 35.03(5) (5)Continuing eligibility.
PI 35.03(5)(a)(a) A private school participating in the Milwaukee parental choice program shall submit a report to the department by October 15 each school year indicating the criteria to be used in meeting the continuing eligibility standards specified under s. 119.23 (7) (a), Stats.
PI 35.03(5)(b) (b) A private school participating in the Milwaukee parental choice program shall submit a report to the department by June 30 each school year providing evidence that the school has in that school year met one of the following criteria:
PI 35.03(5)(b)1. 1. At least 70% of the pupils in the Milwaukee parental choice program at least advance one grade level each year. For pupils attending a Milwaukee parental choice program in grades 9 through 12, "advance one grade level" means a successful completion of at least 4 credits or the equivalent as approved by the state superintendent during each school year. For pupils attending a Milwaukee parental choice program in grades kindergarten through 8, each participating private school shall ensure that each pupil in the choice program who is advanced one grade level has met one of the following criteria:
PI 35.03(5)(b)1.a. a. Achievement of 70% of the instructional objectives specific to each grade level in reading, mathematics and language arts which are introduced during each semester of the current school year. Under this subparagraph, a private school shall do all of the following: establish written objectives and performance standards for reading, mathematics and language arts for each grade level in which pupils are enrolled in the Milwaukee parental choice program; document written criteria and methodology for evaluating pupil performance for each objective and document each pupil's performance using the evaluation method specified in this subparagraph in a written record and maintain these records for 3 years.
PI 35.03(5)(b)1.b. b. Achievement of at least .08 grade equivalent increase for each month between the spring or fall and spring administration of the standardized achievement test. Under this subparagraph, a private school shall do all of the following: report, by October 15, to the state superintendent the tests to be administered and the dates on which they will be administered, and maintain each pupil's answer sheets and score information for 3 years.
PI 35.03(5)(b)2. 2. The private school's average attendance rate for pupils in the Milwaukee parental choice program is at least 90%.
PI 35.03(5)(b)3. 3. At least 80% of the pupils in the Milwaukee parental choice program demonstrate significant academic progress.
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Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.