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AB64-ASA1,1492m 21Section 1492m. 115.7915 (4m) (f) 1. dh. of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-ASA1,766,2322 115.7915 (4m) (f) 1. dh. Sum the payments made under sub. (4p) (a) for all of
23the children identified under subd. 1. df. for that school year.
AB64-ASA1,1492n 24Section 1492n. 115.7915 (4m) (f) 1. e. of the statutes is amended to read:
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1115.7915 (4m) (f) 1. e. Sum the amounts calculated under subd. 1. b. and a., d.,
2and dh.
AB64-ASA1,1492p 3Section 1492p. 115.7915 (4p) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-ASA1,767,104 115.7915 (4p) Scholarship payment; summer school. (a) In addition to the
5scholarship amount under sub. (4m), the department shall, subject to par. (b) and
6sub. (4m) (c) and in the manner described in sub. (4m) (b), pay to a private school
7participating in the scholarship program under this section, on behalf of the parent
8or guardian of a child who attended a private school under this section during the
9immediately preceding school term and who attends summer school in the private
10school under this section during a summer, an amount determined as follows:
AB64-ASA1,767,1211 1. Determine the scholarship amount under sub. (4m) that applied to the child
12in the immediately preceding school term.
AB64-ASA1,767,1513 2. If the child attended summer school for at least 15 days of summer
14instruction at the private school during that summer, multiply the amount under
15subd. 1. by 0.05.
AB64-ASA1,767,2016 3. If the child attended summer school for less than 15 days of summer
17instruction at the private school during that summer, multiply the amount under
18subd. 1. by 0.05, and multiply that product by the quotient determined by dividing
19the number of days of summer instruction the child attended during that summer
20by 15.
AB64-ASA1,767,2221 (b) A participating private school may receive payment under par. (a) only if
22all of the following are satisfied:
AB64-ASA1,767,2423 1. The private school offers no fewer than 19 summer days of instruction during
24that summer.
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12. Each summer day of instruction offered by the private school under subd. 1.
2is comprised of no fewer than 270 minutes of instruction.
AB64-ASA1,1492v 3Section 1492v. 115.7915 (6) (k) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-ASA1,768,64 115.7915 (6) (k) Annually, on or before September 15, file with the department
5a report stating its summer daily attendance for each day of summer school for the
6purpose of sub. (4p).
AB64-ASA1,1493r 7Section 1493r. 115.7915 (8) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64-ASA1,768,108 115.7915 (8) (c) The state superintendent may withhold payment under sub.
9(4m) or (4p) from a private school participating in the program under this section if
10the private school violates this section.
AB64-ASA1,1494 11Section 1494 . 115.88 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 115.88 (1) (a) and
12amended to read:
AB64-ASA1,768,2313 115.88 (1) (a) A school board, board of control of a cooperative educational
14service agency, operator of a charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x),
15operator of a school under a contract with a school board under s. 118.40 that is not
16an instrumentality of a school district,
or, upon authorization of the county board, a
17county children with disabilities education board may employ, for a special education
18program, either full-time or part-time licensed teachers, licensed coordinators of
19special education, school nurses, licensed school social workers, licensed school
20psychologists, licensed school counselors, paraprofessionals, licensed consulting
21teachers to work with any teacher of regular education programs who has a child
22with a disability in a class, and any other personnel approved by the department.
23The
AB64-ASA1,769,12 24(b) A school board, board of control of a cooperative educational service agency,
25operator of a charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x), operator of a

1school under a contract with a school board under s. 118.40 that is not an
2instrumentality of a school district, or, upon authorization of the county board, a
3county children with disabilities education
board may contract with private or public
4agencies for substitute teaching and paraprofessional staffing services, physical or
5occupational therapy services, orientation and mobility training services,
6educational interpreter services, educational audiology, speech and language
7therapy, pupil transition services for eligible pupils who are 18 to 21 years old, or any
8service approved by the state superintendent, on the basis of demonstrated need.
9 A school board may contract with a charter school to provide special education
10services to pupils attending the charter school if the charter school is under contract
11with the school board under s. 118.40 (2m) and the charter school is not an
12instrumentality of the school district.
AB64-ASA1,1495 13Section 1495 . 115.88 (1m) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64-ASA1,770,214 115.88 (1m) (a) Subject to par. (b), upon receipt of the plan under s. 115.77 (4),
15if the state superintendent is satisfied that the special education program has been
16maintained during the preceding school year in accordance with law, the state
17superintendent shall certify to the department of administration in favor of each
18county, cooperative educational service agency, charter school established under s.
19118.40 (2r) or (2x),
and school district maintaining such special education program
20a sum equal to the amount expended by the county, agency, charter school, and school
21district during the preceding year for salaries of personnel and services enumerated
22in sub. (1); the salary portion of any authorized contract for services under sub. (1);
23the salary portion of any contract to provide special education services to pupils
24attending a charter school, as authorized under sub. (1);
(a) and (b) and other

1expenses approved by the state superintendent, as costs eligible for reimbursement
2from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (b).
AB64-ASA1,1496 3Section 1496 . 115.88 (1m) (ag) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-ASA1,770,144 115.88 (1m) (ag) Subject to par. (b), if the state superintendent is satisfied that
5the special education program of an operator of a school under a contract with a
6school board under s. 118.40 that is not an instrumentality of a school district has
7been maintained during the previous school year in accordance with law, the state
8superintendent shall certify to the department of administration in favor of the
9school board a sum equal to the amount expended by the operator during the
10previous school year for salaries of personnel and services enumerated in sub. (1) (a)
11and (b) and other expenses approved by the state superintendent as costs eligible for
12reimbursement from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (b). Within 30 days of its
13receipt, the school board shall pay to the operator of the school under a contract with
14the school board the aid received under this paragraph.
AB64-ASA1,1497 15Section 1497 . 115.88 (1m) (am) of the statutes is repealed.
AB64-ASA1,1498 16Section 1498 . 115.88 (1m) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64-ASA1,770,2317 115.88 (1m) (b) The department shall promulgate rules establishing the
18percentage of the salaries of school nurses, licensed school social workers, licensed
19school psychologists, and licensed school counselors that may be certified under pars.
20par. (a) and (am) as costs eligible for reimbursement. For each category of personnel,
21the department shall base the percentage on the average percentage of work time
22that the category spends providing services to children with disabilities, including
23conducting evaluations under s. 115.782.
AB64-ASA1,1499 24Section 1499 . 115.88 (2) of the statutes is repealed.
AB64-ASA1,1500 25Section 1500 . 115.88 (2m) (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
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1115.88 (2m) (title) Other Special or additional transportation ; aid.
AB64-ASA1,1501 2Section 1501 . 115.88 (2m) of the statutes is renumbered 115.88 (2m) (b) and
3amended to read:
AB64-ASA1,771,194 115.88 (2m) (b) If the state superintendent is satisfied that a school board,
5board of control,
operator of a charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x),
6or established as a noninstrumentality charter school under s. 118.40 (2m)
7transports children with disabilities and the state superintendent is satisfied that
8the operator of the charter school is complying with 20 USC 1400 to 1491o
county
9children with disabilities education board has provided special or additional
10transportation during the previous school year as described under par. (a)
, the state
11superintendent shall certify to the department of administration in favor of the
12school board, board of control, operator of the charter school, or county children with
13disabilities education board providing the transportation
a sum equal to the amount
14that expended by the school board, board of control, operator of the charter school
15expended, or county children with disabilities education board during the previous
16school year for transportation under this subsection as costs eligible for
17reimbursement from the appropriations under s. 20.255 (2) (b). The state
18superintendent may audit costs under this subsection and adjust reimbursement to
19cover only actual, eligible costs.
AB64-ASA1,1502 20Section 1502 . 115.88 (2m) (a) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-ASA1,772,521 115.88 (2m) (a) A school board, board of control of a cooperative educational
22service agency, operator of a charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x),
23or, upon authorization of the county board, a county children with disabilities
24education board shall provide special or additional transportation as required in the
25individualized education program developed for the child with a disability under s.

1115.787 (2) or as required under s. 121.54 (3). The operator of a school under a
2contract with a school board under s. 118.40 that is not an instrumentality of the
3school district shall provide special or additional transportation under this
4paragraph if the contract between the operator and the school board requires the
5operator to provide the special or additional transportation.
AB64-ASA1,1503 6Section 1503 . 115.88 (2m) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-ASA1,772,167 115.88 (2m) (c) If the state superintendent is satisfied that the operator of a
8school under a contract with a school board under s. 118.40 that is not an
9instrumentality of the school district has provided special or additional
10transportation during the previous school year as described under par. (a), the state
11superintendent shall certify to the department of administration in favor of the
12school board a sum equal to the amount expended by the operator during the
13previous school year for providing the transportation as costs eligible for
14reimbursement from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (b). Within 30 days of its
15receipt, the school board shall pay to the operator of the school under a contract with
16the school board the aid received under this paragraph.
AB64-ASA1,1504 17Section 1504 . 115.88 (10) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-ASA1,772,2018 115.88 (10) Audit of eligible costs. The state superintendent may audit costs
19under this section and adjust the amounts eligible for reimbursement to cover only
20actual, eligible costs.
AB64-ASA1,1504c 21Section 1504c. 115.881 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64-ASA1,772,2522 115.881 (2) For each child whose costs exceeded $30,000 under sub. (1), the
23department shall, from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (bd), pay an eligible
24applicant in the current school year an amount equal to 0.70 0.90 multiplied by that
25portion of the cost under sub. (1) that exceeded $30,000.
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1Section 1504d. 115.884 (1) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64-ASA1,773,72 115.884 (1) (intro.) In the 2016-17 school year and each school year thereafter,
3from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (bf), the department shall award an
4incentive grant in the amount of $1,000 per individual to a school district, or to an
5operator of a charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x), that applies for
6a grant under this section and that demonstrates to the satisfaction of the
7department that the individual satisfies all of the following criteria:
AB64-ASA1,1504e 8Section 1504e. 115.884 (1) (a) (intro.) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-ASA1,773,119 115.884 (1) (a) (intro.) During the school year prior to the school year preceding
10the school year in which a school district or operator of the charter school applies to
11receive a grant under this section, all of the following criteria apply to the individual:
AB64-ASA1,1504f 12Section 1504f. 115.884 (1) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 115.884 (1) (a) 1.
13and amended to read:
AB64-ASA1,773,1614 115.884 (1) (a) 1. The individual was enrolled in a high school in the school
15district or in a high school grade in the charter school in the 2014-15 or 2015-16
16school year and, at the time of his or her enrollment, an
.
AB64-ASA1,773,17 173. An individualized education program was in effect for the individual.
AB64-ASA1,1504g 18Section 1504g. 115.884 (1) (a) 2. of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-ASA1,773,2019 115.884 (1) (a) 2. The individual exited the high school in the school district or
20exited the charter school.
AB64-ASA1,1504h 21Section 1504h. 115.884 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64-ASA1,773,2422 115.884 (1) (b) At the time the school district or the operator of the charter
23school applies to receive an incentive a grant under this section, one of the following
24criteria applies to the individual described in par. (a):
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11. The individual had enrolled in a higher education program within one year
2of leaving exiting high school. In this subdivision, “higher education program"
3means a 4-year program at a college or university, a 2-year program at a college or
4community college, or a 2-year program at a technical college.
AB64-ASA1,774,105 2. The individual had enrolled in other postsecondary education or training
6within one year of leaving exiting high school. In this subdivision, “other
7postsecondary education or training" includes a high school completion or
8equivalency program, a vocational school, an apprenticeship or short-term training
9program, an on-the-job training program, an adult education program, and a
10program, other than a 2-year program, at a vocational or technical school.
AB64-ASA1,774,1511 3. The individual had been, or remains, competitively employed within one
12year of leaving exiting high school. In this subdivision, “competitively employed"
13means 90 days or more of cumulative or consecutive work paying minimum wage or
14greater for an average of at least 20 hours per week in a setting with others who are
15not disabled.
AB64-ASA1,1504i 16Section 1504i. 115.884 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64-ASA1,774,2117 115.884 (2) If the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (bf) in the 2016-17 school
18any fiscal year is insufficient to pay the full amount under sub. (1), the department
19shall prorate the amount of its payments among school districts and operators of
20charter schools established under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x) that are eligible for an
21incentive grant under this section.
AB64-ASA1,1504j 22Section 1504j. 115.885 of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-ASA1,775,2 23115.885 Special education transition readiness grant program. (1)
24Beginning in the 2018-19 school year, the department shall awards grants to school
25districts and charter schools under s. 118.40 (2r) and (2x) to fund special education

1workforce transition support services, including pupil transportation, professional
2development for school personnel, and employing adequate school personnel.
AB64-ASA1,775,5 3(2) The department shall award grants under sub. (1) from the appropriation
4under s. 20.255 (2) (bg). The department may not award a grant under sub. (1) in
5an amount that is less than $25,000 nor more than $100,000.
AB64-ASA1,775,7 6(3) The department shall promulgate rules to implement and administer this
7section.
AB64-ASA1,1504k 8Section 1504k. 115.999 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64-ASA1,775,129 115.999 (2) (a) Within 120 days after receiving notice under s. 115.28 (10o) (b),
10the governor, the mayor, and the county executive shall compile a list of candidates
11for commissioner. The Subject to sub. (2m), the county executive shall select a
12commissioner using the procedure under s. 119.9001 (2) (a).
AB64-ASA1,1504L 13Section 1504L. 115.999 (2m) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-ASA1,775,1614 115.999 (2m) Special provisions; certain unified school districts. (a) In this
15subsection, an “eligible unified school district” mean a unified school district that
16satisfies the following criteria:
AB64-ASA1,775,1717 1. The unified school district is an eligible school district.
AB64-ASA1,775,1918 2. The unified school district contains a city that has a population of more than
1975,000.
AB64-ASA1,775,2020 3. The unified school district contains at least 2 villages.
AB64-ASA1,776,421 (b) 1. Within 120 days after receiving notice under s. 115.28 (10o) (d), an eligible
22unified school district may demonstrate to the department of administration that the
23school board of the eligible unified school district is not, directly or indirectly,
24delegating its authority to make decisions about providing benefits to its employees.
25If the department of administration certifies that the school board of the eligible

1unified school district is not, directly or indirectly, delegating its authority to make
2decisions about providing benefits to its employees, the county executive may not
3select a commissioner under sub. (2) (a) unless the eligible unified school district
4satisfies all of the following criteria:
AB64-ASA1,776,75 a. The unified school district was assigned to the lowest performance category
6on the accountability reports published for the district under s. 115.385 (1) in the 3
7most recent school years.
AB64-ASA1,776,98 b. The school district received intradistrict transfer aid under s. 121.85 (6) (a)
9in the 3 school years described under subd. 1. a.
AB64-ASA1,776,1310 2. If the department of administration does not certify that the school board of
11an eligible unified school district is not, directly or indirectly, delegating its authority
12to make decisions about providing benefits to its employees, the county executive
13shall select a commissioner under sub. (2) (a).
AB64-ASA1,776,1914 (c) Within 60 days after receiving notice under s. 115.28 (10o) (d), the village
15board of each village located within an eligible unified school district may consider
16a resolution to affirm or deny the village board's intent to create a new school district
17under s. 117.105 (4m). If a village board adopts a resolution affirming the village's
18intent to create a new school district, the village board shall include all of the
19following information in the resolution:
AB64-ASA1,776,2220 1. The territory of the new school district. The territory of the new school
21district shall correspond with village boundaries but may incorporate more than one
22village.
AB64-ASA1,776,2323 2. The name of the new school district.
AB64-ASA1,776,2524 3. The type of the new school district and the grades to be taught by the new
25school district as described under s. 115.01 (2) and (3).
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14. Whether the proposed effective date of the school district creation is July 1
2of the following school year or July 1 of the second following year.
AB64-ASA1,777,93 (d) If a county executive may select a commissioner under par. (b) 1. and in the
4previous school year a village board did not adopt a resolution to affirm its intent to
5create a new school district, within 60 days of receiving notice under s. 115.28 (10o)
6(d) for the 3rd consecutive school year, the village board shall by resolution provide
7for a referendum on the question of whether to create a new school district. The
8village board shall include in the resolution all of the information described in par.
9(c) 1. to 4.
AB64-ASA1,1504m 10Section 1504m. 117.05 (1m) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64-ASA1,777,1411 117.05 (1m) Board and appeal panel meetings. The state superintendent shall
12set the time and place for meetings of the board under ss. 117.10, 117.105 (2m) and
13(4m)
, 117.12 (5) and 117.132 and for meetings of appeal panels under ss. 117.12 (4)
14and 117.13.
AB64-ASA1,1504n 15Section 1504n. 117.05 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64-ASA1,777,2316 117.05 (2) (a) Board. The state superintendent shall appoint 7 members of the
17board to perform any review under ss. 117.10, 117.105 (2m) and (4m), 117.12 (5), and
18117.132. The 7 members shall include the state superintendent or his or her designee
19on the board, 2 board members from school districts with small enrollments, 2 board
20members from school districts with medium enrollments, and 2 board members from
21school districts with large enrollments. Any action of the board under this chapter
22requires the affirmative vote of at least 4 of the 7 members appointed under this
23paragraph.
AB64-ASA1,1504p 24Section 1504p. 117.05 (4) (a) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
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1117.05 (4) (a) Pending proceedings. (intro.) A reorganization proceeding is
2pending from the date that a petition is filed under s. 117.105 (1) (a), 117.11 (2) or
3117.12 (2) or a resolution is adopted under s. 117.08 (1), 117.09 (1), 117.10 (1), 117.105
4(1) (b) or (4m), 117.13 (2) or 117.132 (2) until the date on which the latest of any of
5the following occurs:
AB64-ASA1,1504q 6Section 1504q. 117.05 (4) (d) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64-ASA1,778,127 117.05 (4) (d) 1. Except as provided in subd. 2., no petition may be filed or
8resolution adopted for the creation of a new school district under s. 117.105 (1) (a) or
9(b) before the 5th July 1 following the filing of a petition under s. 117.105 (1) (a) or
10the adoption of a resolution under s. 117.105 (1) (b) or the date of an order issued
11under s. 117.105 (4m) (c)
for any reorganization that includes any of the same
12territory.
AB64-ASA1,1504r 13Section 1504r. 117.05 (9) (a) 1m. of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-ASA1,778,1514 117.05 (9) (a) 1m. The village boards of villages and the affected school district
15under s. 117.105 (4m).
AB64-ASA1,1504u 16Section 1504u. 117.08 (6) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-ASA1,778,1917 117.08 (6) State aid. From the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (br), the
18department shall pay to a school district created by a consolidation under this section
19that takes effect on or after July 1, 2019, the following amounts:
AB64-ASA1,778,2220 (a) In the school year in which the consolidation takes effect and in each of the
21subsequent 4 school years, $150 multiplied by the number of pupils enrolled, as
22defined in s. 115.437 (1), in the school district in that school year.
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