119.33(4)(b) (b) The superintendent of schools may transfer operation and management of the school to a person to operate the school under s. 118.40 as a charter school that is not an instrumentality of the school district, as determined under s. 118.40 (7).
119.33(4)(c) (c) The superintendent of schools may transfer operation and general management of the school to the governing body of a private school.
119.33(5) (5)Opportunity schools and partnership program; limitations.
119.33(5)(a)(a) A school transferred to the program under this section may not be transferred out of the program under sub. (4) for 5 consecutive school years.
119.33(5)(b) (b) The superintendent of schools may not return operation and general management of a school that has been transferred to the program under this section to the board if either of the following applies:
119.33(5)(b)1. 1. The school remains an eligible school, as defined under s. 119.9000 (5).
119.33(5)(b)2. 2. The school district operating under this chapter has been assigned in the 3 most recent school years a performance category of “fails to meet expectations" on the accountability report published under s. 115.385 (1).
119.33(6) (6)Payments to the superintendent of schools, persons, and private schools operating schools in the superintendent of schools opportunity schools and partnership program; state aid adjustments. Beginning in the 2016-17 school year, the state superintendent shall do all of the following:
119.33(6)(a) (a) From the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (fs), pay to the superintendent of schools on behalf of an individual or group operating a school under sub. (2) (c) 1. an amount equal to the amount paid per pupil to an operator of a charter school under s. 118.40 (2r) (e) in that school year multiplied by the number of pupils enrolled in that school in that school year.
119.33(6)(b) (b) From the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (fs), pay to a person operating a school under a contract entered into under sub. (2) (c) 2. for that school year an amount equal to the amount paid per pupil to an operator of a charter school under s. 118.40 (2r) (e) in that school year multiplied by the number of pupils enrolled in that school under that contract in that school year.
119.33(6)(c) (c) From the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (fs), pay to the governing body of a private school operating the school in which a pupil is enrolled under a contract entered into under sub. (2) (c) 3. for that school year an amount equal to the amount paid per pupil to an operator of a charter school under s. 118.40 (2r) (e) in that school year multiplied by the number of pupils enrolled in that school under that contract in that school year.
119.33(6)(d) (d) Reduce the amount of state aid that the school district operating under this chapter is eligible to be paid from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (ac) for that school year by the sum of the amounts paid for that school year under pars. (a) to (c) and ensure that the aid reduction under this paragraph is lapsed to the general fund.
119.33(6)(e) (e) Ensure that the aid adjustment under par. (d) does not affect the amount determined to be received by the school district operating under this chapter as state aid under s. 121.08 for any other purpose.
119.33 History History: 2015 a. 55; 2017 a. 365 s. 111.
119.36 119.36 Dismissal of superintendent of schools. By a two-thirds vote of the members-elect and upon compliance with this section, the board may remove from office the superintendent of schools for a misdemeanor in office, incompetency or inattention to the duties of the office. Notice in writing of the charges against the accused and of the time and place of hearing and acting upon the charges shall be served upon the accused at least 5 days before the time of hearing and before any action is taken by the board on the charges. On demand, the accused or counsel for the accused shall be heard. Both the board and the accused may produce witnesses who shall be sworn by the board president and shall give testimony subject to the penalty for perjury.
119.36 History History: 1991 a. 39, 189.
119.40 119.40 Salary schedules.
119.40(1)(1)
119.40(1)(a) (a) Annually, the board shall establish a schedule of salaries for all classroom teachers, not including principals and vice principals, in the schools of the city.
119.40(1)(b) (b) Annually, the board may establish one or more schedules of salaries for all its employees not covered under par. (a).
119.40(2) (2)All schedules of salaries annually fixed by the board shall be adopted for the same period and on the same year basis as the annual school budget is adopted by the board.
119.42 119.42 Teacher tenure.
119.42(1)(1)In this section, “teacher" has the meaning given under s. 40.02 (55), but excludes the superintendent of schools, deputy superintendent of schools, associate superintendent of schools, executive assistant to the superintendent of schools, assistant to the superintendent of schools, assistant superintendent, division director and department director.
119.42(1m) (1m)The appointment of a teacher in a 1st class city school district shall be probationary. After successful probation by completing 3 years of continuous service, the appointment shall be permanent during efficiency and good behavior. A teacher who has a permanent appointment shall not be discharged, except for cause upon written charges. After 10 days' written notice to the teacher of the charges and upon the teacher's written request, the charges shall be investigated, heard and determined by the board. The action of the board on the matter shall be final.
119.42(2) (2)Any teacher employed in a public school in territory annexed to the city, who at the time of the annexation possesses the qualifications required by law and by the rules of the board for probationary or permanent appointment to a teaching position in the city, shall have the status of a regularly appointed teacher in the schools of the city and shall be entitled to all the rights and privileges of regularly appointed teachers in the city. Time spent in teaching in the annexed territory prior to annexation shall be credited to each such teacher as time spent in teaching in the city.
119.42(3) (3)This section does not apply after December 21, 1995. Any person whose employment is permanent under this section on December 21, 1995, shall retain all of the rights and privileges of such permanent employment after that date.
119.42 Annotation Teacher tenure laws are in derogation of the common law, creating a contract between the parties by operation of law, and therefore are to be strictly construed. The scope of the tenure created by the statute, or by school board rule enacted pursuant to statute, must be determined from the language of the section and cannot be broadened beyond the intent of the legislature. Farley v. Milwaukee Board of School Directors, 49 Wis. 2d 765, 183 N.W.2d 148 (1971).
119.42 Annotation A probationer gains permanent status upon completion of six semesters; the school board's letter, sent after the sixth semester stating the plaintiff would not be reappointed, was ineffective. Bufkin v. Milwaukee Board of School Directors, 179 Wis. 2d 228, 507 N.W.2d 571 (Ct. App. 1993).
119.44 119.44 Board report.
119.44(1)(1)The board shall file its annual financial report with the city clerk and shall send a copy of the report to the state superintendent.
119.44(2) (2)Annually at such times as the department prescribes but on or before September 1, the board shall file a verified annual report with the department, on forms supplied by the department. The annual report shall contain all of the following:
119.44(2)(a) (a) Prior school year attendance data, including all of the following categorized by school, grade, gender and ethnicity:
119.44(2)(a)1. 1. The number of children:
119.44(2)(a)1.a. a. Attending a technical college under s. 118.15 (1) (b) or (cm).
119.44(2)(a)1.b. b. Excused from school attendance under s. 118.15 (1) (c).
119.44(2)(a)1.c. c. Provided each of the program or curriculum modifications under s. 118.15 (1) (d).
119.44(2)(a)2.a.a. The number of pupils suspended, the number of suspensions and the total number of school days missed as a result of suspensions under s. 120.13 (1) (b).
119.44(2)(a)2.b. b. The number of pupils expelled, the number of expulsions and the total number of school days missed as a result of expulsions under s. 120.13 (1) (c).
119.44(2)(a)3. 3. The number of pupils transferred by the school board to a different school in the same school district.
119.44(2)(a)4. 4. The high school graduation rate.
119.44(2)(a)5.a.a. The number of pupils enrolled in each school transferred to the superintendent of schools opportunity schools and partnership program under s. 119.33, as reported by the superintendent of schools in the enrollment report submitted under s. 119.33 (2) (b) 5.
119.44(2)(a)5.b. b. The number of pupils enrolled in each school transferred to the opportunity schools and partnership program under subch. II, as reported by the commissioner in the enrollment report submitted under s. 119.9002 (2) (f).
119.44(2)(b) (b) Scores of the standardized reading tests administered to pupils during the prior school year under s. 121.02 (1) (r), categorized by school, gender and ethnicity.
119.44(2)(c) (c) The information specified under s. 120.18 (1) (gm) and (i).
119.44(2)(d) (d) The information specified under s. 120.18 (1) (a).
119.44(3) (3)Rules promulgated under s. 120.18 (3) apply to the information reported under sub. (2).
119.46 119.46 Taxes for school operations fund.
119.46(1)(1)As part of the budget transmitted annually to the common council under s. 119.16 (8) (b), the board shall report the amount of money required for the ensuing school year to operate all public schools in the city under this chapter, including the schools transferred to the superintendent of schools opportunity schools and partnership program under s. 119.33 and to the opportunity schools and partnership program under subch. II, to repair and keep in order school buildings and equipment, including school buildings and equipment transferred to the superintendent of schools opportunity schools and partnership program under s. 119.33 and to the opportunity schools and partnership program under subch. II, to make material improvements to school property, and to purchase necessary additions to school sites. The report shall specify the amount of net proceeds from the sale or lease of city-owned property used for school purposes deposited in the immediately preceding school year into the school operations fund as specified under s. 119.60 (2m) (c) or (5) and the net proceeds from the sale of an eligible school building deposited in the immediately preceding school year into the school operations fund as specified under s. 119.61 (5). The amount included in the report for the purpose of supporting the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program under s. 119.23 shall be reduced by the amount of aid received by the board under s. 121.136 and by the amount specified in the notice received by the board under s. 121.137 (2). The common council shall levy and collect a tax upon all the property subject to taxation in the city, which shall be equal to the amount of money required by the board for the purposes set forth in this subsection, at the same time and in the same manner as other taxes are levied and collected. Such taxes shall be in addition to all other taxes which the city is authorized to levy. The taxes so levied and collected, any other funds provided by law and placed at the disposal of the city for the same purposes, and the moneys deposited in the school operations fund under ss. 119.60 (1), (2m) (c), and (5) and 119.61 (5) shall constitute the school operations fund.
119.46(2) (2)If moneys specified in s. 119.60 (1), (2m) (c), or (5) or 119.61 (5) are deposited in the school operations fund, the moneys shall be used to pay the principal due on any bonds issued under s. 66.1333 (5r) (b), to make sinking fund payments with respect to such bonds, to purchase or redeem such bonds, to pay any redemption premium required to be paid when such bonds are redeemed prior to maturity, or to establish a defeasance escrow account for such bonds in an amount sufficient to provide for the payment of principal, any redemption premium and interest on such bonds when due, whether at maturity or upon prior redemption, and to pay any fees or expenses associated with the establishment of the defeasance escrow account.
119.47 119.47 Taxes for school extension fund.
119.47(1)(1)If activities are being conducted under s. 119.70 (1), the board as part of the budget transmitted annually to the common council under s. 119.16 (8) (b) shall specify the amount of money required for the ensuing school year under s. 119.70 (3). The taxes so levied and collected shall constitute the school extension fund.
119.47(2) (2)The board may receive and expend, in addition to the tax levied and collected under s. 119.70 (3), any sums of money appropriated by the common council of the city for community services. The common council may appropriate from the city general fund or a similar fund to the school district such sums of money as the common council deems expedient.
119.47 History History: 1971 c. 211 s. 126; 1975 c. 353; 1985 a. 225 ss. 60, 61, 77.
119.48 119.48 Taxes for school construction fund.
119.48(1)(1)If the board adopts a resolution by a two-thirds vote of the members-elect to provide funds, in addition to receipts from the sale of bonds, to purchase school sites, to construct school buildings and additions thereto or to remodel existing buildings, the board may include, as part of the budget transmitted to the common council under s. 119.16 (8) (b), a communication stating the amount of funds needed for such purposes. Upon receipt of the communication, the common council shall levy and collect a tax upon all property subject to taxation in the city, which shall be equal to the amount of money required by the board for the purposes set forth in the communication, at the same time and in the same manner as other taxes are levied and collected. Such taxes shall be in addition to all other taxes which the city is authorized to levy. The taxes so levied and collected and the moneys under s. 119.60 (1) that are deposited in the school construction fund shall constitute the school construction fund. If moneys under s. 119.60 (1) are deposited in the school construction fund, the moneys shall be used for the purchase of real property for school purposes. The board may allow the school construction fund to accumulate from year to year.
119.48(2) (2)The common council shall have the following options on the board's communication under sub. (1):
119.48(2)(a) (a) To levy and collect a tax equal to the amount of money specified by the board under sub. (1).
119.48(2)(b) (b) To levy and collect a tax to realize part of the money so specified and to provide the remainder thereof from the permanent improvement fund of the city.
119.48(2)(c) (c) To decline to levy and collect a school construction fund tax and to provide the entire amount of money so specified from the permanent improvement fund.
119.48(3) (3)
119.48(3)(a)(a) The school construction fund taxes in any one year shall not exceed the levy rate specified in s. 65.07 (1) (f), unless the decision to exceed the levy rate specified in s. 65.07 (1) (f) is approved through the voter referendum procedure specified in sub. (4). Any such approval is applicable only for one year.
119.48(3)(b) (b) The school construction fund tax levy shall be reduced in any year only by the amount which the common council in such year provides from the permanent improvement fund of the city.
119.48(4) (4)
119.48(4)(a)(a) If the board deems it necessary to exceed the levy rate specified under s. 65.07 (1) (f), it may by a two-thirds vote of the members-elect include a communication to the common council as part of the budget transmitted to the common council under s. 119.16 (8) (b).
119.48(4)(b) (b) The communication shall state the purposes for which the funds from the increase in the levy rate will be used and shall request the common council to submit to the voters of the city the question of exceeding the levy rate specified in s. 65.07 (1) (f) at the September election or a special election.
119.48(4)(c) (c) Upon receipt of the communication, the common council shall file the communication as provided in s. 8.37 and shall cause the question of exceeding the levy rate specified under s. 65.07 (1) (f) to be submitted to the voters of the city at the September election or at a special election. The question of exceeding the levy rate specified under s. 65.07 (1) (f) shall be submitted so that the vote upon exceeding the levy rate specified in s. 65.07 (1) (f) is taken separately from any other question submitted to the voters. If a majority of the electors voting on the question favors exceeding the levy rate specified under s. 65.07 (1) (f), the common council shall approve the increase in the levy rate and shall levy and collect a tax equal to the amount of money approved by the electors.
119.48 History History: 1987 a. 27; 1999 a. 182; 2005 a. 453.
119.485 119.485 Taxes for state trust fund loans.
119.485(1)(1)If the board is awarded a state trust fund loan under subch. II of ch. 24, the board shall include in its budget transmitted to the common council under s. 119.16 (8) (b) a written notice specifying the amount of money necessary to pay the principal and interest on the loan as they become due. The common council shall levy and collect a tax upon all property subject to taxation in the city, at the same time and in the same manner as other taxes are levied and collected, equal to the amount of money required to make such payments. The taxes are in addition to all other taxes that the city is authorized to levy.
119.485(2) (2)Annually by December 31, the board shall transfer to the city an amount which, when added to the interest that will accrue on the amount, is sufficient to meet the anticipated costs of debt service on the loan in the ensuing year.
119.485 History History: 1997 a. 27.
119.49 119.49 Bond issues.
119.49(1)(1)
119.49(1)(a) (a) If the board deems it necessary to construct buildings or additions to buildings, to remodel buildings or to purchase school sites or to provide funds for any such purpose as a participant in a contract under s. 120.25, it may by a two-thirds vote of the members-elect send a communication to the common council of the city.
119.49(1)(b) (b) The communication shall state the amount of funds needed under par. (a) and the purposes for which the funds will be used and shall request the common council to submit to the voters of the city at the next election held in the city the question of issuing school bonds in the amount and for the purposes stated in the communication.
119.49(2) (2)Upon receipt of the communication, the common council shall file the communication as provided in s. 8.37 and shall cause the question of issuing such school bonds in the stated amount and for the stated school purposes to be submitted to the voters of the city at the next election held in the city. The question of issuing such school bonds shall be submitted so that the vote upon issuing such school bonds is taken separately from any other question submitted to the voters. If a majority of the electors voting on the school bond question favors issuing such school bonds, the common council shall cause the school bonds to be issued immediately or within the period permitted by law, in the amount requested by the board and in the manner other bonds are issued.
119.49(3) (3)The proper city officials shall sell or dispose of the bonds in the same manner as other bonds are disposed of. The entire proceeds of the sale of the bonds shall be placed in the city treasury, subject to the order of the board for the purposes named in the communication under sub. (1). Such school bonds shall be payable within 20 years from the date of their issue.
119.49(4) (4)The common council shall levy and collect a tax upon all taxable property in the city, in the same manner and at the same time as other taxes are levied and collected, which shall be sufficient to pay the interest on all school bonds issued under this subchapter which are outstanding and to pay such part of the principal of such school bonds as becomes due during the ensuing school year.
119.49(5) (5)The sum of the amount of such school bonds outstanding and the amount of notes under s. 119.498 outstanding at any time shall not be greater than 2 percent of the total value of all taxable property in the city as certified under s. 121.06 (2). The tax levied to pay the interest and principal on such school bonds shall be in addition to the tax levied for general purposes upon all the taxable property of the city. The limit under s. 67.03 (1) (a) does not apply to bonds under this section.
119.495 119.495 Borrowing on promissory notes; 1989 to 1993.
119.495(1)(1)Between July 1, 1989, and the first Monday in August, 1993, upon adopting a resolution by a two-thirds vote of the members elect, the board may direct the common council to issue promissory notes under s. 67.12 (12) for the purpose of providing additional classroom space to accommodate anticipated school enrollments.
119.495(2) (2)The board shall include in its budget transmitted to the common council under s. 119.16 (8) (b) a written notice specifying the amount of borrowing to be authorized in the budget for the ensuing year. The common council shall issue the notes and levy a direct annual irrepealable tax sufficient to pay the principal and interest on the notes as they become due. The common council may issue the notes by private sale. The common council shall make every effort to involve a minority investment firm certified under s. 16.287 as managing underwriter of the notes or to engage a minority financial adviser certified under s. 16.287 to advise the city regarding any public sale of the notes.
119.495(3) (3)The common council may not issue a note under this section or sell a note issued under this section after June 30, 1994. The total amount of notes issued under this section may not exceed $27,500,000.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 18 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on October 1, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after October 1, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 10-1-19)