2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
September 14, 2015 - Introduced by Representatives Sanfelippo, Rodriguez,
Allen, Bernier, Hutton, Murphy, Rohrkaste, Sinicki, Skowronski and
Young, cosponsored by Senators L. Taylor and Stroebel. Referred to
Committee on Education.
1An Act to create
20.255 (2) (er) and 119.755 of the statutes; relating to: creating
2a summer reading improvement program in the Milwaukee Public School
3District and making appropriations.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires the Milwaukee Public School District to apply to the
Department of Public Instruction for a grant on behalf of the Institute for the
Transformation of Learning at Marquette University to conduct a summer reading
program in the summers following the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years.
For further information see the state and local fiscal estimate, which will be
printed as an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, insert 5
the following amounts for the purposes indicated:
- See PDF for table
20.255 (2) (er) of the statutes is created to read:
(er) Milwaukee summer reading improvement program.
amounts in the schedule for the summer reading program under s. 119.755.
119.755 of the statutes is created to read:
5119.755 Summer reading improvement program. (1)
The board shall 6
apply to the department for a grant on behalf of the Institute for the Transformation 7
of Learning at Marquette University
to conduct a reading improvement program 8
during the summers following the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years.
Upon receipt of the application under sub. (1), the state superintendent 10
shall submit the application, together with a request to supplement the 11
appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (er) with the funds that are held in the 12
appropriation account under s. 20.865 (4) (a) for the purposes described in sub. (1), 13
to the joint committee on finance for consideration by the committee at its next 14
quarterly meeting under s. 13.10. Upon approval of the state superintendent's 15
request under this subsection, the joint committee on finance shall release the funds.
The board shall require the Institute for the Transformation of Learning 17
at Marquette University to prepare a report at the conclusion of each year. The 18
Institute for the Transformation of Learning at Marquette University shall include
in the report the number of pupils who participated in the summer reading program 2
and a discussion of the results achieved through the program.
In the schedule under section 20.005 (3) of the statutes for the appropriation 5
to the joint committee on finance under section 20.865 (4) (a) of the statutes, as 6
affected by the acts of 2015, the dollar amount for fiscal year 2015-16 is increased 7
by $375,000 for the purpose of funding a summer reading improvement program 8
under section 119.755 of the statutes. In the schedule under section 20.005 (3) of the 9
statutes for the appropriation to the joint committee on finance under section 20.865 10
(4) (a) of the statutes, as affected by the acts of 2015, the dollar amount for fiscal year 11
2016-17 is increased by $750,000 for the purpose of funding a summer reading 12
improvement program under section 119.755 of the statutes.