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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.
AB64-ASA1,1504d
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):
AB64-ASA1,774,4
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).
AB64-ASA1,777,2
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:
AB64-ASA1,778,5
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.
AB64-ASA1,778,2523 (b) In the 5th school year following the school year in which the consolidation
24takes effect, 50 percent of the amount the school district received under par. (a) in
25the 4th year following the school year in which the consolidation takes effect.
AB64-ASA1,779,3
1(c) In the 6th school year following the school year in which the consolidation
2takes effect, 25 percent of the amount the school district received under par. (a) in
3the 4th year following the school year in which the consolidation takes effect.
AB64-ASA1,1504v 4Section 1504v. 117.09 (6) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-ASA1,779,75 117.09 (6) State aid. From the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (br), the
6department shall pay to a school district created by a consolidation under this section
7that takes effect on or after July 1, 2019, the following amounts:
AB64-ASA1,779,108 (a) In the school year in which the consolidation takes effect and in each of the
9subsequent 4 school years, $150 multiplied by the number of pupils enrolled, as
10defined in s. 115.437 (1), in the school district in that school year.
AB64-ASA1,779,1311 (b) In the 5th school year following the school year in which the consolidation
12takes effect, 50 percent of the amount the school district received under par. (a) in
13the 4th year following the school year in which the consolidation takes effect.
AB64-ASA1,779,1614 (c) In the 6th school year following the school year in which the consolidation
15takes effect, 25 percent of the amount the school district received under par. (a) in
16the 4th year following the school year in which the consolidation takes effect.
AB64-ASA1,1504w 17Section 1504w. 117.105 (4m) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-ASA1,779,2018 117.105 (4m) Procedures for creation of a school district based on an
19opportunity schools and partnership program; certain villages.
(a) In this
20subsection:
AB64-ASA1,779,2121 1. “Eligible unified school district” has the meaning given in s. 115.999 (2m) (a).
AB64-ASA1,779,2322 2. “Village board” means the village board of a village located in an eligible
23unified school district.
AB64-ASA1,780,224 (b) If a village board adopts a resolution under s. 115.999 (2m) (c) affirming the
25village board's intent to create a new school district or a resolution to provide a

1referendum under s. 115.999 (2m) (d), the village board shall submit the resolution
2to the board.
AB64-ASA1,780,83 (c) 1. Upon receipt of a resolution under par. (b), the board shall hold a public
4hearing on the proposed reorganization. After the hearing and after consulting with
5the school board of the eligible unified school district and the village boards of the
6villages located within the proposed school district, the board shall determine the
7apportionment of assets and liabilities between the eligible unified school district
8and the proposed school district according to the criteria under s. 66.0235 (2c).
AB64-ASA1,780,129 2. By no later than 180 days after the village board receives notice under s.
10115.28 (10o) (d), the board shall issue an order that includes the territory of the new
11school district, as described in the resolution adopted by the village board, and the
12apportionment of assets and liabilities as determined under subd. 1.
AB64-ASA1,780,1513 (d) A binding referendum on a proposed reorganization ordered by the board
14under par. (c) 2. shall be held in the territory of the school district proposed to be
15created by the reorganization.
AB64-ASA1,780,2016 (e) 1. If a majority of the votes cast in the referendum held under par. (d) is in
17favor of the creation of the proposed school district, no later than 60 days after the
18referendum is held, the village boards of the villages included in the proposed school
19district shall adopt a resolution to designate all of the following for the proposed
20school district:
AB64-ASA1,780,2121 a. The number of school board members under s. 120.01 or 120.41.
AB64-ASA1,780,2222 b. The terms of initial members of the school board under s. 120.02 (3) (a).
AB64-ASA1,780,2323 c. The method of election of school board members under s. 120.06 or 120.42.
AB64-ASA1,780,2524 2. A village that adopts a resolution under subd. 1. shall submit the resolution
25to the eligible unified school district.
AB64-ASA1,781,9
13. If a majority of the votes cast in the referendum held under par. (d) is in favor
2of the creation of the proposed school district, after receiving a resolution under subd.
32., the school board of the eligible unified school district shall make and file an order
4of school district reorganization under s. 117.17 (2). In the order, the school board
5shall designate that the first election of school board members of the newly created
6school district shall occur at the regularly scheduled spring election immediately
7following the date on which the order is filed with the board. The reorganization
8shall take effect on the July 1 described in the resolution adopted by the village board
9under s. 115.999 (2m) (c).
AB64-ASA1,781,1110 (f) Subsections (1) to (4) and ss. 117.14 and 117.15 do not apply to a
11reorganization under this subsection.
AB64-ASA1,1504x 12Section 1504x. 117.20 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64-ASA1,781,2113 117.20 (1) (a) Except as provided in par. (b), if a referendum is required under
14ss. 117.08 to 117.11, it shall be held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in
15November following receipt of the petition or adoption of the resolution under s.
16117.08 (3) (a), 117.09 (3) (a), 117.10 (3) (a) or 117.11 (4) (a). If a referendum is required
17under s. 117.105 (3), it shall be held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in the 2nd
18November following receipt of the petition or adoption of the resolution under s.
19117.105 (1). If a referendum is required under s. 117.105 (4m), it shall be held on the
20Tuesday after the first Monday in November following the date an order is issued by
21the board under s. 117.105 (4m) (c).
AB64-ASA1,1504y 22Section 1504y. 117.22 (2) (bm) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64-ASA1,781,2523 117.22 (2) (bm) If an order of reorganization is issued under s. 117.105, the first
24election of school board members shall be held at the spring election following the
25referendum under s. 117.105 (3) or (4m).
AB64-ASA1,1505f
1Section 1505f. 118.076 (3) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64-ASA1,782,62 118.076 (3) (intro.) Beginning in the 2017-18 school year and subject to sub.
3(4)
, each school board operating any grade from 7 to 12, the operator of each charter
4school established under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x) that operates any grade from 7 to 12,
5and the governing body of each private school that operates any grade from 7 to 12
6shall do all of the following:
AB64-ASA1,1505h 7Section 1505h. 118.076 (4) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64-ASA1,782,118 118.076 (4) (a) In this subsection, a “virtual school” is a school in which all or
9a portion of the instruction is provided through means of the Internet, and the pupils
10enrolled in and instructional staff employed by the school are geographically remote
11from each other. “Virtual school” includes a virtual charter school.
AB64-ASA1,782,1612 (b) A virtual school need not provide any instruction required under sub. (3) in
13a manner that requires the pupils receiving the instruction and instructional staff
14providing the instruction to be together in the same geographical location. A virtual
15school may provide all of the instruction required under sub. (3) through the means
16of the Internet.
AB64-ASA1,1506m 17Section 1506m. 118.16 (2) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64-ASA1,783,318 118.16 (2) (c) Except as provided under pars. (cg) and (cr), shall notify the
19parent or guardian of a child who has been truant of the child's truancy and direct
20the parent or guardian to return the child to school no later than the next day on
21which school is in session or to provide an excuse under s. 118.15. The notice under
22this paragraph shall be given before the end of the 2nd school day after receiving a
23report of an unexcused absence. The notice may be made by electronic
24communication,
personal contact, 1st class mail, or telephone call of which a written
25record is kept, except that. The school attendance officer shall attempt to give notice

1by personal contact or, telephone call shall be attempted, or, unless the parent or
2guardian has refused to receive electronic communication, electronic communication

3before notice by 1st class mail may be given.
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