121.095(1)(1)Annually the department shall reduce each school district's state aid payment under s. 121.08, or other state aid payments, if necessary, by an amount calculated as follows:
121.095(1)(a) (a) Determine the number of pupils counted in the school district's membership who are attending the Challenge Academy program under s. 321.03 (1) (c).
121.095(1)(b) (b) Multiply the result under par. (a) by the lesser of the following:
121.095(1)(b)1. 1. The amount determined by the department of military affairs under s. 321.03 (1) (c) 1.
121.095(1)(b)2. 2. The amount determined for the school district under s. 121.91 (2m) (e) 3. for the current school year.
121.095(2) (2)From the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (ac), annually the department of public instruction shall pay to the department of military affairs an amount equal to the sum of the reductions under sub. (1). The department of public instruction shall ensure that the aid adjustment under sub. (1) does not affect the amount determined to be received by a school district as state aid under s. 121.08 or for any other purpose.
121.095 History History: 2001 a. 109; 2007 a. 200.
121.105 121.105 Special adjustment aids.
121.105(1)(1)In this section “state aid" means the sum of the payments provided to a school district under this section and ss. 121.08, 121.85 and 121.86.
121.105(2) (2)
121.105(2)(am)1.1. Except as provided in subd. 2., if a school district would receive less in state aid in the current school year before any adjustment is made under s. 121.15 (4) (b) than an amount equal to 85 percent of the amount of state aid that it received in the previous school year, as adjusted under s. 121.15 (4) (b) in the current school year, its state aid for the current school year shall be increased to an amount equal to 85 percent of the state aid received in the previous school year.
121.105(2)(am)2. 2. If a school district from which territory was detached to create a new school district under s. 117.105 would receive in state aid in the school year beginning on the first July 1 following the effective date of the reorganization less than 85 percent of the amount determined as follows, its state aid in the school year beginning on the first July 1 following the effective date of the reorganization shall be increased to an amount equal to 85 percent of the amount determined as follows:
121.105(2)(am)2.a. a. Divide the school district's membership in the preceding school year by the school district's membership in the 2nd preceding school year.
121.105(2)(am)2.b. b. Multiply the amount of state aid received by the school district in the preceding school year, as adjusted under s. 121.15 (4) (b) in the current school year, by the quotient under subd. 2. a.
121.105(2)(b) (b) A school district is eligible to receive additional aid under par. (am) only if additional aid does not result in a state aid payment greater than the school district's shared cost.
121.105(3) (3)In the school year in which a school district consolidation takes effect under s. 117.08 or 117.09 and in each of the subsequent 4 school years, the consolidated school district's state aid shall be an amount that is not less than the aggregate state aid to which the consolidating school districts were eligible in the school year prior to the school year in which the consolidation takes effect. The additional state aid shall be paid from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (ac).
121.105(4) (4)In the school year in which a whole grade sharing agreement under s. 118.50 first takes effect and in each of the subsequent 4 school years, the department shall pay additional aid to each school district that is participating in the agreement to ensure that the school district receives no less state aid than the amount of state aid to which the school district was eligible in the school year prior to the school year in which the whole grade sharing agreement took effect. In the 5th school year following the school year in which a whole grade sharing agreement first takes effect, the department shall pay additional aid to each school district that is participating in the whole grade sharing agreement in an amount that is equal to 66 percent of the payment that the school district received under this subsection in the prior school year. In the 6th school year following the school year in which the whole grade sharing agreement first takes effect, the department shall pay to each school district that is participating in the whole grade sharing agreement an amount that is equal to 33 percent of the payment that the school district received in the 4th school year following the school year in which the whole grade sharing agreement took effect. The department shall pay additional aid under this paragraph from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (ac). This subsection does not apply to the renewal of an existing whole grade sharing agreement under s. 118.50.
121.135 121.135 State aid to county children with disabilities education boards.
121.135(1)(1)If, upon receipt of the plan under s. 115.77 (4), the state superintendent is satisfied that there are children participating in a special education program provided by a county children with disabilities education board, the state superintendent shall certify to the department of administration from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (bh) in favor of the county children with disabilities education board the amount determined under sub. (2), except as provided under sub. (3).
121.135(2) (2)
121.135(2)(a)(a) In this subsection:
121.135(2)(a)1. 1. “Additional general aid" means the amount determined by calculating the percentage of a school district's shared costs that would be paid under s. 121.08 if its membership included each pupil who is a resident of the school district and solely enrolled in a special education program provided by a county children with disabilities education board and the school district's shared costs were increased by the costs of the county children with disabilities education board program for all pupils participating in the county children with disabilities education board program who are residents of the school district, and multiplying the costs of the county children with disabilities education board program by that percentage.
121.135(2)(a)2. 2. “Costs of the county children with disabilities education board program" means the gross cost of the county children with disabilities education board program minus all nonduplicative revenues and other financing sources except property taxes and state aid paid under this section in the previous school year.
121.135(2)(c) (c) The state superintendent shall pay the additional general aid to the county children with disabilities education board.
121.135(3) (3)This section does not apply beginning on the effective date of a resolution adopted under s. 115.817 (9) (c), except that in the school year beginning July 1 of the year prior to the effective date of the resolution, the state superintendent shall certify to the department of administration from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (bh) in favor of the county children with disabilities education board an amount equal to one-half the amount specified under sub. (2) for each pupil enrolled.
121.136 121.136 State aid for high-poverty school districts.
121.136(1)(1)In this section, “membership" means the membership used by the department to calculate state aid to the school district under s. 121.08 in the first school year of a fiscal biennium.
121.136(2) (2)
121.136(2)(a)(a) In the 2009-10 school year and annually thereafter, the department shall pay additional state aid to a school district if at least 50 percent of the district's enrollment on the 3rd Friday of September in the immediately preceding even-numbered year, as rounded to the nearest whole percentage point, satisfied the income eligibility criteria for a free or reduced-price lunch in the federal school lunch program under 42 USC 1758 (b) (1).
121.136(2)(b) (b) The amount paid to each eligible school district in the 2009-10 school year and annually thereafter shall be determined as follows:
121.136(2)(b)1. 1. Divide the amount appropriated under s. 20.255 (2) (bb) by the total membership in all eligible school districts.
121.136(2)(b)4. 4. Multiply the result under subd. 1. by the school district's membership.
121.136 History History: 2007 a. 20; 2009 a. 28; 2015 a. 55.
121.137 121.137 First class city school levy aid.
121.137(1)(1)In this section:
121.137(1)(a) (a) “Board" has the meaning given in s. 119.02 (1).
121.137(1)(b) (b) “City" has the meaning given in s. 119.02 (2).
121.137(2) (2)Annually, the department shall calculate the amount of the state aid reduction under s. 121.08 (4) (b) 2. in the current school year and shall notify the board, in writing, of the result.
121.137(3) (3)From the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (ac), annually the department shall pay the amount calculated under sub. (2) to the city in installments according to the schedule used by the board for the distribution of state aid under s. 121.15 (1) or (1g). The city shall pay an amount equal to the amount received under this subsection to the board.
121.137 History History: 2009 a. 28.
121.14 121.14 State aid for summer classes and interim session classes.
121.14(1)(1)
121.14(1)(a) (a) State aid shall be paid to each district or county children with disabilities education board for all of the following:
121.14(1)(a)1. 1. Subject to par. (b), those academic summer classes or laboratory periods that are for necessary academic purposes, as defined by the state superintendent by rule.
121.14(1)(a)2. 2. Subject to par. (b), for a school district or county children with disabilities education board that provides year-round school, those interim session classes or laboratory periods that are for necessary academic purposes, as defined by the state superintendent by rule.
121.14(1)(a)3. 3. Those online classes offered as summer classes or interim session classes to high school pupils and pupils in grade 7 or 8 who reside in the school district, or who are attending the online class in the school district under s. 118.51, provided a pupil enrolled in a high school grade receives a credit for the class, a pupil enrolled in the 7th or 8th grade successfully completes the class, and the school board of the school district determines the online class fulfills a requirement for high school graduation specified under s. 118.33 (1) (a) 1. or 2. or established by the school board under s. 118.33 (1) (am) or the authority of the department.
121.14(1)(b) (b) Recreational programs and team sports shall not be eligible for aid under this section, and pupils participating in such programs shall not be counted as pupils enrolled under s. 121.004 (5) nor shall costs associated with such programs be included in shared costs under s. 121.07 (6).
121.14(2) (2)
121.14(2)(a)(a) State aid for summer classes, laboratory periods, or interim session classes under sub. (1) shall be incorporated into the state aid paid for regular classes under this subchapter.
121.14(2)(b) (b) Annually on or before October 1, the school district clerk or chairperson of the county children with disabilities education board shall file with the department a report stating the summer average daily membership equivalent.
121.14(3) (3)References to county children with disabilities education boards under subs. (1) and (2) (b) do not apply beginning on the effective date of a resolution adopted under s. 115.817 (9) (c).
121.14 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. PI 17, Wis. adm. code.
121.15 121.15 Payment of state aid.
121.15(1)(1)Except as provided under sub. (1g), state aid under s. 121.08 shall be paid to school districts according to the following distribution schedule:
121.15(1)(a) (a) Each school district shall receive 15 percent of its total aid entitlement in September, 25 percent of its total aid entitlement in December, 25 percent of its total aid entitlement in March and 35 percent of its total aid entitlement in June.
121.15(1)(b) (b) For the September payment, the total aid entitlement for each district shall be estimated based upon the total aid payment in the previous year.
121.15(1)(c) (c) For the payments from December to June, the total aid entitlement for each district shall be computed on the basis of the school district's membership, as calculated under s. 121.07 (2).
121.15(1)(e) (e) Payments under this subsection shall be made on the first Monday of the month for the December payment, on the 3rd Monday of the month for the September and June payments and on the 4th Monday of the month for the March payment.
121.15(1g) (1g)
121.15(1g)(a)(a) If a school board submits a written request to the department before May 1, in the following school year the department shall pay to that school district an amount equal to 10 percent of the school district's total aid entitlement under s. 121.08 in each month from September to June.
121.15(1g)(b) (b) For the September and October payments, the total aid entitlement shall be estimated based upon the total aid payment in the previous year.
121.15(1g)(c) (c) For the payments from November to June, the total aid entitlement shall be computed on the basis of the school district's membership, as calculated under s. 121.07 (2).
121.15(1g)(d) (d) Payments under this subsection shall be made on the 3rd Monday of the month, except that payment shall be made on the first Monday of the month for the December payment and on the 4th Monday of the month for the March payment.
121.15(1g)(e) (e) If a school board chooses the distribution schedule under this subsection, it shall pay to the department of public instruction an amount equal to the earnings that the school district's aid entitlement would have accrued had the school district's aid been distributed under sub. (1), as determined by the department of administration.
121.15(1m) (1m)
121.15(1m)(a)(a) Notwithstanding subs. (1) and (1g), a portion of state aid to school districts shall be distributed as follows:
121.15(1m)(a)3. 3. Beginning in the 1999-2000 school year, annually the state shall pay to school districts, from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (ac), $75,000,000 on the 4th Monday in July of the following school year.
121.15(1m)(b) (b) The percentages under subs. (1) (a) and (1g) (a) shall be reduced proportionally to reflect the payments made under par. (a). School districts shall treat the payments made in July under par. (a) as if they had been received in the previous school year.
121.15(2) (2)
121.15(2)(a)(a) No state aid payments may be made to any district until the annual report under s. 120.18 has been filed with the department.
121.15(2)(b) (b) No state aid payments may be made to any district in the months of November to June until the budget and membership report under s. 121.05 is filed with the department.
121.15(2)(c) (c) If the state superintendent notifies a school district that a state aid payment may be withheld under par. (a) or (b), the state superintendent shall notify each member of the school board or the school district clerk. If the state superintendent notifies the school district clerk, the school district clerk shall promptly distribute a copy of the notice to each member of the school board.
121.15(4) (4)
121.15(4)(a)(a) In this subsection, “state aid" has the meaning given in s. 121.90 (2) except that it excludes aid paid to school districts under ss. 79.095 (4) and 79.096.
121.15(4)(b) (b) On July 1 and October 15, using the most accurate data available, the state superintendent shall provide the department of revenue and each school district with an estimate of the total amount of state aid the school district will receive in the current school year. On October 15, using the most accurate data available, the state superintendent shall calculate the total amount of state aid that each school district will receive in the current school year. Any adjustments to that calculation shall be made by increasing or decreasing the payment made in September of the following school year.
121.17 121.17 Use of federal revenue sharing funds. It is the intent of the legislature that school districts receiving federal revenue sharing funds through the state under this subchapter shall utilize these funds in compliance with the federal revenue sharing requirements as defined in the state and local fiscal assistance act of 1972 (P.L. 92-512), as amended by P.L. 94-488. The department shall assure compliance with this section.
121.17 History History: 1973 c. 90; 1977 c. 29 s. 1101; Stats. 1977 s. 121.17; 1995 a. 27; 1997 a. 27.
121.23 121.23 Payment of aids in school district labor disputes.
121.23(1)(1)In the event that the state superintendent finds that school is not held, or educational standards are not maintained in accordance with s. 121.02 (1) (f) as the result of a strike by school district employees, make-up days are authorized to be scheduled but no make-up days are required.
121.23(2) (2)If a school district fails to provide the number of hours of direct pupil instruction specified under s. 121.02 (1) (f) as the result of a strike by school district employees, for the purposes of computing general aid, the state superintendent shall compute the school district's primary and secondary ceiling costs per member in accordance with the procedure specified in pars. (a) to (e). In making the calculation, the state superintendent shall:
121.23(2)(a) (a) Determine the amount of shared cost not incurred by the school district because of the strike.
121.23(2)(b) (b) Determine the amount of shared cost that the school district would have incurred had the strike not occurred.
121.23(2)(c) (c) Divide the amount determined under par. (a) by the amount determined under par. (b).
121.23(2)(d) (d) Multiply the quotient determined under par. (c) by the amount determined under s. 121.07 (6) (b).
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 5 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on April 21, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after May 11, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 5-11-19)