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118.40(2r)(c) (c) Only pupils who reside within the boundaries of the Gateway technical college district or in a county adjacent to the Gateway technical college district may attend a charter school established under a contract with the Gateway technical college district board.
118.40(2r)(cp) (cp) The Gateway technical college district board may contract for the establishment of a charter school under this section only if the charter school operates only high school grades and provides a curriculum focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or occupational education and training.
118.40(2r)(cq) (cq) The sum of the number of charter schools operating under a contract with the college of Menominee Nation and the number of charter schools operating under a contract with the Lac Courte Orielles Ojibwa community college may not exceed 6.
118.40(2r)(d) (d) The chartering or contracting entity under par. (b) shall do all of the following:
118.40(2r)(d)1. 1. Ensure that all instructional staff of charter schools under this subsection hold a license or permit to teach issued by the department.
118.40(2r)(d)2. 2. Administer the examinations under s. 118.30 (1r) or 118.301 (3) and s. 121.02 (1) (r) to pupils enrolled in charter schools under this subsection.
118.40(2r)(dm) (dm) The operator of a charter school authorized under this subsection may provide transportation to pupils attending the charter school and may claim transportation aid under s. 121.58 for pupils so transported.
118.40(2r)(e)2m.2m. In the 2013-14 school year, from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (fm), the department shall pay to the operator of the charter school an amount equal to $7,925 multiplied by the number of pupils attending the charter school.
118.40(2r)(e)2n. 2n. In the 2014-15 school year, from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (fm), the department shall pay to the operator of the charter school an amount equal to $8,075 multiplied by the number of pupils attending the charter school.
118.40(2r)(e)2p. 2p. In the 2015-16 school year and in each school year thereafter, for a pupil attending a charter school established by or under a contract with an entity under par. (b) 1. a. to f., from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (fm), the department shall pay to the operator of the charter school an amount equal to the sum of the amount paid per pupil under this paragraph in the previous school year; the amount of the per pupil revenue limit adjustment under s. 121.91 (2m) for the current school year, if positive; and the change in the amount of statewide categorical aid per pupil between the previous school year and the current school year, if positive. The change in the statewide categorical aid per pupil shall be determined as follows:
118.40(2r)(e)2p.a. a. Add the amounts appropriated in the current fiscal year under s. 20.255 (2), except s. 20.255 (2) (ac), (bb), (fm), (fr), (fu), (k), and (m); and s. 20.505 (4) (es) and (s).
118.40(2r)(e)2p.b. b. Add the amounts appropriated in the previous fiscal year under the sections specified in subd. 2p. a.
118.40(2r)(e)2p.c. c. Subtract the sum under subd. 2p. b. from the sum under subd. 2p. a.
118.40(2r)(e)2p.d. d. Divide the remainder under subd. 2p. c. by the average of the number of pupils enrolled statewide in the 3 previous school years. In this subd. 2p. d., “number of pupils enrolled" has the meaning given in s. 121.90 (1) (intro.) and includes 40 percent of the summer enrollment.
118.40(2r)(e)3m. 3m. The department shall pay 25 percent of the total amount in September, 25 percent in December, 25 percent in February, and 25 percent in June. The department shall send the check to the operator of the charter school.
118.40(2r)(f)1.1. In the 2016-17 school year and in each school year thereafter, for a pupil attending a charter school established under a contract with an entity under par. (b) 1. g. or h., from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (fm), the department shall pay to the operator of the charter school an amount equal to the per pupil academic base funding the bureau of Indian education in the federal department of the interior provided to tribal schools under 25 CFR 39.1 to 39.1203 in the previous school year.
118.40(2r)(f)2. 2. The department shall pay 25 percent of the total amount due to an operator of a charter school in September, 25 percent in December, 25 percent in February, and 25 percent in June. The department shall send the check to the operator of the charter school.
118.40(2r)(g)1.1. Beginning in the 2016-17 school year, subject to s. 121.085 (1), the department shall decrease a school district's state aid payment under s. 121.08 by an amount calculated as follows:
118.40(2r)(g)1.a. a. Determine the number of pupils residing in the school district for whom a payment is made under par. (e) to an operator of a charter school established under contract with an entity under par. (b) 1. e. or f. in that school year.
118.40(2r)(g)1.b. b. Multiply the number of pupils under subd. 1. a. by the per pupil amount calculated under par. (e) 2p. for that school year.
118.40(2r)(g)1.c. c. Determine the number of pupils residing in the school district for whom a payment is made under par. (f) in that school year.
118.40(2r)(g)1.d. d. Multiply the number of pupils under subd. 1. c. by the per pupil amount calculated under par. (f) 1. for that school year.
118.40(2r)(g)1.e. e. Sum the amounts determined under subd. 1. b. and d.
118.40(2r)(g)2. 2. If a school district's state aid payment under s. 121.08 is insufficient to cover the reduction under subd. 1., as determined under s. 121.085 (2), the department shall decrease other state aid payments made by the department to the school district by the remaining amount.
118.40(2r)(g)3. 3. The department shall ensure that the decrease under subd. 1. does not affect the amount determined to be received by a school district as state aid under s. 121.08 for any other purpose.
118.40(2r)(h) (h) A charter school established under this subsection is a local educational agency under 20 USC 6301 to 6578 and as such is eligible for funding as a local educational agency, and shall comply with all requirements of local educational agencies, under 20 USC 6301 to 6578.
118.40(2x) (2x)Office of educational opportunity.
118.40(2x)(a)(a) In this subsection:
118.40(2x)(a)1. 1. “Director" means the special assistant to the president of the University of Wisconsin System appointed under s. 36.09 (2) (c).
118.40(2x)(a)2. 2. “Instructional staff" has the meaning given in the rules promulgated by the department under s. 121.02 (1) (a) 2.
118.40(2x)(a)3. 3. “Resident school board" means the school board of the school district in which a pupil resides.
118.40(2x)(b)1.1. The director may contract with a person to operate a charter school.
118.40(2x)(b)2. 2. A contract to operate a charter school shall include all of the provisions specified under sub. (1m) (b) 1. to 14. and shall specify the effect of the establishment of the charter school on the liability of the University of Wisconsin System under this paragraph. The contract shall also include all of the following provisions and may include other provisions agreed to by the parties:
118.40(2x)(b)2.a. a. A requirement that the charter school governing board adhere to specified annual academic and operational performance standards developed in accordance with the performance framework of the person with which it is contracting.
118.40(2x)(b)2.b. b. Provisions detailing the corrective measures the charter school governing board will take if the charter school fails to meet performance standards.
118.40(2x)(b)2.d. d. The methodology that will be used by the charter school governing board to monitor and verify pupil enrollment, credit accrual and course completion.
118.40(2x)(b)2.e. e. A requirement that the director have direct access to pupil data.
118.40(2x)(b)2.f. f. A description of the administrative relationship between the parties to the contract.
118.40(2x)(b)2.g. g. A requirement that the charter school governing board hold parent-teacher conferences at least annually.
118.40(2x)(b)2.h. h. A requirement that if more than one charter school is operated under the contract, the charter school governing board reports to the director on each charter school separately.
118.40(2x)(b)2.i. i. A requirement that the charter school governing board provide the data needed by the director for purposes of making the report required under sub. (3m) (f).
118.40(2x)(b)2.j. j. A requirement that the charter school governing board participate in any training provided by the director.
118.40(2x)(b)2.k. k. A description of all fees that the director will charge the charter school governing board.
118.40(2x)(b)3.a.a. A contract may include grounds for expelling a pupil from the charter school.
118.40(2x)(b)3.b. b. If the contract includes grounds for expelling a pupil from the charter school as permitted under subd. 3. a., the contract shall include the procedures to be followed by the charter school prior to expelling a pupil.
118.40(2x)(b)4. 4. The director may not contract for the establishment of a virtual charter school.
118.40(2x)(c) (c) The director may contract for the establishment of a charter school located only in a school district whose membership, as defined in s. 121.004 (5), is more than 25,000 pupils.
118.40(2x)(cm) (cm) Notwithstanding par. (c), the director may enter into a contract to establish, as a pilot project, only one recovery charter school, to be located in this state and that operates only high school grades, if the term of the contract is limited to 4 consecutive school years and the contract requires the charter school operator to do all of the following:
118.40(2x)(cm)1. 1. Provide an academic curriculum that satisfies the high school graduation requirements under s. 118.33.
118.40(2x)(cm)2. 2. Provide therapeutic programming and support for pupils in recovery from substance use disorder or dependency.
118.40(2x)(cm)3. 3. Require prospective pupils to apply to attend the charter school and condition eligibility for enrollment on all of the following:
118.40(2x)(cm)3.a. a. That the applicant has begun treatment in a substance use disorder or dependency program.
118.40(2x)(cm)3.b. b. That the applicant will have maintained sobriety for at least 30 days prior to attending the charter school.
118.40(2x)(cm)3.c. c. That the applicant submit to a drug screening assessment and, if indicated, a drug test. An applicant who tests positive for the presence of a drug in his or her system may not be enrolled in the charter school.
118.40(2x)(cm)4. 4. Limit enrollment to no more than 15 pupils.
118.40(2x)(cm)5. 5. Require, as a condition of continuing enrollment, that an applicant receive counseling from substance use disorder or dependency counselors employed by the charter school while enrolled in the charter school.
118.40(2x)(cm)6. 6. Establish the following policies for pupils attending the charter school:
118.40(2x)(cm)6.a. a. Suspension and expulsion policies for pupils. The operator shall provide for incremental and rehabilitative discipline in the policies under this subd. 6. a. The operator shall model expulsion procedures on the procedures for expulsion under s. 120.13 (1) (c) 3.
118.40(2x)(cm)6.b. b. That a pupil attending the charter school may elect to unenroll from the charter school upon the completion of any treatment program required of the pupil.
118.40(2x)(cm)7. 7. Require, as a condition of continuing enrollment, that an applicant submit claims for coverage of therapeutic programming and support and counseling provided by the charter school to any health care plan, as defined in s. 628.36 (2) (a) 1., under which the applicant is covered for mental health services.
118.40(2x)(d) (d) The director shall do all of the following:
118.40(2x)(d)1. 1. Ensure that all instructional staff of charter schools established under this subsection hold a license or permit to teach issued by the department.
118.40(2x)(d)2. 2. Administer the examinations under ss. 118.30 (1r) and 121.02 (1) (r) to pupils enrolled in charter schools established under this subsection.
118.40(2x)(e)1.1. Beginning in the 2016-17 school year, from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (fp), for each pupil attending a charter school established under this subsection, other than the charter school established under par. (cm), the department shall pay to the operator of a charter school established under this subsection an amount equal to the per pupil amount paid to an operator of a charter school under sub. (2r) (e) in that school year.
118.40(2x)(e)1m. 1m. Beginning in the 2017-18 school year, from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (fq), for each pupil attending the charter school established under par. (cm), the department shall pay to the operator of the charter school an amount equal to the per pupil amount paid to an operator of a charter school under sub. (2r) (e) in that school year.
118.40(2x)(e)2. 2. The department shall pay 25 percent of the total amount required to be paid under this paragraph in September, 25 percent in December, 25 percent in February, and 25 percent in June. The department shall send the check to the operator of the charter school.
118.40(2x)(f)1.1. Beginning in the 2016-17 school year, subject to s. 121.085 (1), the department shall decrease a school district's state aid payment under s. 121.08 by an amount calculated as follows:
118.40(2x)(f)1.a. a. Determine the number of pupils residing in the school district for whom a payment is made under par. (e) 1. in that school year.
118.40(2x)(f)1.b. b. Multiply the number of pupils under subd. 1. a. by the per pupil amount calculated under par. (e) 1. for that school year.
118.40(2x)(f)2. 2. If a school district's state aid payment under s. 121.08 is insufficient to cover the reduction under subd. 1., as determined under s. 121.085 (2), the department shall decrease other state aid payments made by the department to the school district by the remaining amount.
118.40(2x)(f)3. 3. The department shall ensure that the decrease under subd. 1. does not affect the amount determined to be received by a school district as state aid under s. 121.08 for any other purpose.
118.40(3) (3)Contract.
118.40(3)(a)(a) If the school board grants the petition under sub. (2), the school board shall contract with the person named in the petition under sub. (1m) (b) 1. to operate the school as a charter school under this section. The contract shall include all of the provisions specified in the petition and may include other provisions agreed to by the parties.
118.40(3)(b) (b) A contract under par. (a) or under sub. (2m), (2r), or (2x) may be for any term not exceeding 5 school years and may be renewed for one or more terms not exceeding 5 school years. The contract shall specify the amount to be paid to the charter school during each school year of the contract.
118.40(3)(c)1.1. A school board may not enter into a contract for the establishment of a charter school located outside the school district, except as follows:
118.40(3)(c)1.a. a. If 2 or more school boards enter into an agreement under s. 66.0301 to establish a charter school, the charter school shall be located within one of the school districts.
118.40(3)(c)1.b. b. If one or more school boards enter into an agreement with the board of control of a cooperative educational service agency to establish a charter school, the charter school shall be located within the boundaries of the cooperative educational service agency.
118.40(3)(c)1.c. c. If a school board enters into an agreement with a federally recognized American Indian tribe or band in this state to establish a charter school, the charter school shall be located within the school district or within the boundaries of the tribe's or band's reservation.
118.40(3)(c)1m. 1m. Subdivision 1. does not apply to the establishment of a virtual charter school.
118.40(3)(c)2. 2. A school board may not enter into a contract that would result in the conversion of a private, sectarian school to a charter school.
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2015-16 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2017 Wis. Act 57 and all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders effective on or before September 12, 2017. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after September 12, 2017 are designated by NOTES. (Published 9-12-17)