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SB21-SSA1,949,1817 b. Multiply the quotient determined under subd. 3. a. by the percentage of
18economically disadvantaged pupils in the school or school district membership.
SB21-SSA1,949,1919 c. Add 3.35 to the result under subd. 3. b.
SB21-SSA1,949,2420 4. If the percentage of economically disadvantaged pupils in the school or school
21district membership is more than 5 percent but less than 65 percent, the department
22shall determine the weight of the measures under sub. (1) (a) 1. by subtracting the
23weight given to the measures under sub. (1) (a) 1m. as determined under subd. 3.
24from 100.
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1(d) For purposes of measuring a school district's improvement, the department
2may not include data derived from a virtual charter school that is considered to be
3located in the school district under s. 118.51 (18) if at least 50 percent of the pupils
4attending the virtual charter school are attending under s. 118.51.
SB21-SSA1,3208 5Section 3208. 115.385 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,950,156 115.385 (2) Beginning one year after a charter school established under s.
7118.40 (2r) or a private school participating in a parental choice program under s.
8118.60 or 119.23 begins using the student information system under s. 115.28 (12)
9(b), or begins using a system that is interoperable with that system, the
with the
10accountability report published for the 2015-16 school year, the
department shall
11include the school in its annual school accountability report under sub. (1) charter
12schools established under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x) and private schools participating in
13a parental choice program under s. 118.60 or 119.23. The department shall use the
14same criteria to measure the performance of all schools included in the annual school
15accountability report
.
SB21-SSA1,3209 16Section 3209. 115.385 (3) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,950,2017 115.385 (3) On an accountability report published for a private school
18participating in a program under s. 118.60 or 119.23, the department shall specify
19the percentage of pupils attending the private school under the program and comply
20with one of the following:
SB21-SSA1,950,2421 (a) For a private school that submits achievement data only for those pupils
22attending the private school under the program, assign to the private school a
23performance category derived from data about those pupils attending the private
24school under the program.
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1(b) For a private school that submits achievement data for those pupils
2attending the private school under s. 118.60 or 119.23 and achievement data for all
3other pupils attending the private school, assign to the private school a performance
4category derived from data about pupils attending the school under s. 118.60 or
5119.23 and identify the performance category as the choice pupil performance
6category. The department shall also assign a 2nd performance category, derived from
7data about all pupils attending the private school including pupils attending the
8private school under s. 118.60 or 119.23, as the private school performance category.
SB21-SSA1,3210 9Section 3210. 115.385 (4) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,951,1910 115.385 (4) Annually, each public school, including a charter school, and each
11private school participating in a parental choice program under s. 118.60 or 119.23
12shall provide a copy of the school's accountability report to the parent or guardian of
13each pupil enrolled in or attending the school. Each school shall simultaneously
14provide to the parent or guardian of each pupil enrolled in the school a list of the
15educational options available to children who reside in the pupil's resident school
16district, including public schools, private schools participating in a parental choice
17program, charter schools, virtual schools, full-time open enrollment, youth options,
18course options, and options for pupils enrolled in a home-based private educational
19program.
SB21-SSA1,3211 20Section 3211. 115.385 (5) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,951,2421 115.385 (5) Beginning in the 2017-18 school year and biennially thereafter, the
22appropriate standing committee of each house of the legislature shall conduct a
23review of school and school district accountability reports published under this
24section.
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1Section 3211p. 115.415 (1) (a) of the statutes, as affected by 2015 Wisconsin
2Act 20
, is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,952,103 115.415 (1) (a) The department shall develop an educator effectiveness
4evaluation system and an equivalency process aligned with the department's
5evaluation system for the evaluation of teachers and principals of public schools,
6including teachers and principals of a charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r)
7or (2x), as provided in this section. Subject to par. (b), each school board and the
8operator of each charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x) shall evaluate
9teachers and principals in the school district or charter school beginning in the
102014-15 school year.
SB21-SSA1,3211r 11Section 3211r. 115.415 (2) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,952,1512 115.415 (2) (intro.) The department shall develop an educator effectiveness
13evaluation system according to the following framework, and may charge a fee to a
14school district and the governing body board of a charter school established under s.
15118.40 (2r) or (2x) to use the system developed under this subsection:
SB21-SSA1,3211t 16Section 3211t. 115.415 (3) (a) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,953,317 115.415 (3) (a) (intro.) The department shall promulgate by rule an equivalency
18process aligned with the evaluation system established under sub. (2) for a school
19district, a charter school under contract with a school board that is not an
20instrumentality of the school district, or a charter school established under s. 118.40
21(2r) or (2x) seeking to utilize an alternative process for the evaluation of teacher and
22principal practice. The process under this subsection shall be based on the criteria
23established in the 2011 Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium and
24the 2008 Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Educational Leadership
25Policy Standards, and a school district, charter school under contract with a school

1board that is not an instrumentality of the school district, or charter school
2established under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x) that uses the process under this subsection
3shall evaluate the performance of teachers in the following domains:
SB21-SSA1,3211v 4Section 3211v. 115.415 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,953,95 115.415 (4) From the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (ek), the department
6may award grants to school districts and the governing body board of a charter school
7established under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x) to implement an educator effectiveness
8evaluation system developed under sub. (2) or an equivalency process established by
9rule under sub. (3).
SB21-SSA1,3212 10Section 3212. 115.42 (2) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,953,1411 115.42 (2) (c) The amount of each grant under par. (a) shall be $5,000 in any
12school year in which the recipient is employed in a school in which at least 60 percent
13of the pupils enrolled are eligible satisfy the income eligibility criteria for a free or
14reduced-price lunch under 42 USC 1758 (b) (1).
SB21-SSA1,3213 15Section 3213. 115.43 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,953,1816 115.43 (1) Definition. In this section, " economically disadvantaged pupil"
17means a pupil who is eligible satisfies the income eligibility criteria for a free or
18reduced-price lunch under 42 USC 1758 (b) (1).
SB21-SSA1,3215 19Section 3215. 115.436 (2) (b) of the statutes is repealed.
SB21-SSA1,3215d 20Section 3215d. 115.437 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,953,2421 115.437 (1) In this section, "number of pupils enrolled" has the meaning given
22in s. 121.90 (1) (intro.) and includes 40 percent of the summer enrollment. "Number
23of pupils enrolled" does not include pupils described in the exception under s. 121.90
24(1) (f).
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1Section 3216d. 115.437 (2) of the statutes is renumbered 115.437 (2) (a) and
2amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,954,93 115.437 (2) (a) Annually Except as provided in par. (b), annually on the 4th
4Monday of March, the department shall pay to each school district an amount equal
5to the average of the number of pupils enrolled in the school district in the current
6and 2 preceding school years multiplied by $75 in the 2013-14 school year and, by
7$150 in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years, and by $250 in each school year
8thereafter. The department shall make the payments from the appropriation under
9s. 20.255 (2) (aq).
SB21-SSA1,3216f 10Section 3216f. 115.437 (2) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,954,1211 115.437 (2) (b) 1. The department shall make the payment under par. (a) for the
122015-16 school year on the 2nd Monday of July 2016.
SB21-SSA1,954,1813 2. The department shall consider the amount paid from s. 20.255 (2) (aq) under
14subd. 1. to be money appropriated to s. 20.255 (2) (aq) in the 2015-16 school year for
15purposes of calculating the change in the amount of statewide categorical aid per
16pupil under s. 118.40 (2r) (e) 2p. from the 2014-15 school year to the 2015-16 school
17year, from the 2015-16 school year to the 2016-17 school year, and from the 2016-17
18school year to the 2017-18 school year.
SB21-SSA1,3220 19Section 3220. 115.77 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,954,2320 115.77 (1) In sub. (1m) (a) to (d), except as provided in s. 118.51 (12) (a) and (b)
212.
, if a child with a disability is attending a public school in a nonresident school
22district under s. 118.50, 118.51, or 121.84 (1) (a) or (4), "local educational agency"
23means the school district that the child is attending.
SB21-SSA1,3220m 24Section 3220m. 115.775 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
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1115.775 (1) Except as provided in sub. (2), an operator of a charter school under
2s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x) is a local educational agency, as defined in 20 USC 1401 (19), and
3shall comply with 20 USC 1400 to 1482.
SB21-SSA1,3220p 4Section 3220p. 115.775 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,955,95 115.775 (2) The board of directors of the school district operating under ch. 119
6is a local educational agency under this section and shall comply with 20 USC 1400
7to 1482 if the board of directors enters into a written agreement with an operator of
8a charter school under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x) under which the board of directors agrees
9to serve as the local educational agency.
SB21-SSA1,3221 10Section 3221. 115.777 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,955,1811 115.777 (1) (a) A physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker or administrator
12of a social agency who reasonably believes that a child brought to him or her for
13services has a disability shall refer the child to the local educational agency. If the
14local educational agency to whom the referral is made is the school district in which
15the child resides but the child is attending a public school in a nonresident school
16district under s. 118.50, 118.51, or 121.84 (1) (a) or (4), the school board of the school
17district in which the child resides shall provide the name of the child and related
18information to the school board of the school district that the child is attending.
SB21-SSA1,956,219 (b) A person who is required to be licensed under s. 115.28 (7), who is employed
20by a local educational agency and who reasonably believes a child has a disability,
21shall refer the child to the local educational agency. If the local educational agency
22to whom the referral is made is the school district that the child is attending but the
23child is a nonresident attending a public school in that school district under s. 118.50,
24118.51, or 121.84 (1) (a) or (4), the school board of the school district that the child

1is attending shall provide the name of the child and related information to the school
2board of the child's school district of residence.
SB21-SSA1,956,103 (c) Any person other than those specified under par. (a) or (b) who reasonably
4believes that a child is a child with a disability may refer the child to a local
5educational agency. If the local educational agency to whom the referral is made is
6the school district in which the child resides but the child is attending a public school
7in a nonresident school district under s. 118.50, 118.51, or 121.84 (1) (a) or (4), the
8school board of the school district in which the child resides shall provide the name
9of the child and related information to the school board of the school district that the
10child is attending.
SB21-SSA1,3222 11Section 3222. 115.78 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,956,1512 115.78 (1) Definition. In this section, for a child who is attending a public
13school in a nonresident school district under s. 118.50, 118.51, or 121.84 (1) (a) or (4),
14"local educational agency" means the school board of the school district that the child
15is attending.
SB21-SSA1,3223 16Section 3223. 115.78 (1m) (h) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,956,2017 115.78 (1m) (h) If the child is attending a public school in a nonresident school
18district under s. 118.50, 118.51, or 121.84 (1) (a) or (4), at least one person designated
19by the school board of the child's school district of residence who has knowledge or
20special expertise about the child.
SB21-SSA1,3224 21Section 3224. 115.79 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,957,322 115.79 (1) (b) An educational placement is provided to implement a child's
23individualized education program. Except as provided in s. 118.51 (12) (a) and (b)
242.
, if a child with a disability is attending a public school in a nonresident school
25district under s. 118.50, 118.51, or 121.84 (1) (a) or (4), the school board of the school

1district that the child is attending shall provide an educational placement for the
2child and shall pay tuition charges instead of the school district in which the child
3resides if required by the placement.
SB21-SSA1,3224g 4Section 3224g. 115.791 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,957,105 115.791 (4) Subject to s. 115.77 (1m) (d) and (e), this section does not require
6a local educational agency to pay the cost of education, including special education
7and related services, of a child with a disability at a private school or facility,
8including a child with a disability attending a private school under s. 115.7915,
if the
9local educational agency made a free appropriate public education available to the
10child and the child's parents elected to place the child in a private school or facility.
SB21-SSA1,3224m 11Section 3224m. 115.7915 of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,957,13 12115.7915 Special Needs Scholarship Program. (1) Definitions. In this
13section:
SB21-SSA1,957,1414 (a) "Eligible school" means a private school located in this state.
SB21-SSA1,957,1515 (b) "Resident school board" means the school board of a resident school district.
SB21-SSA1,957,1616 (c) "Resident school district" means the school district in which a pupil resides.
SB21-SSA1,957,1717 (d) "Services plan" has the meaning given in 34 CFR 300.37.
SB21-SSA1,957,20 18(2) Scholarship requirements. Beginning in the 2016-17 school year, the
19department shall provide to a child with a disability a scholarship under sub. (4m)
20(a) to attend an eligible school if all of the following apply:
SB21-SSA1,957,2321 (a) The child applied to attend a public school in one or more nonresident school
22districts under s. 118.51 for the same school year for which he or she is submitting
23an application under par. (f), and all of the following occurred:
SB21-SSA1,958,224 1. The child was rejected by the school boards of all the nonresident school
25districts to which he or she applied under s. 118.51 (3) (a), (3m) (a), or (7); or was

1prohibited from attending public school in all the nonresident school districts to
2which he or she applied under s. 118.51 (3m) (d), (7), or (12).
SB21-SSA1,958,43 2. If the child's parent appealed any school board decision under subd. 1., the
4department affirmed the decision.
SB21-SSA1,958,65 (b) The governing body of the eligible school notified the department of its
6intent to participate in the program under this section.
SB21-SSA1,958,147 (c) The eligible school has been approved as a private school by the state
8superintendent under s. 118.165 (2) or is accredited by the Wisconsin North Central
9Association, Wisconsin Religious and Independent Schools Accreditation, the
10Independent Schools Association of the Central States, Wisconsin Evangelical
11Lutheran Synod School Accreditation, National Lutheran School Accreditation, the
12diocese or archdiocese within which the private school is located, or any other
13organization recognized by the National Council for Private School Accreditation, as
14of the August 1 preceding the school term for which the scholarship is awarded.
SB21-SSA1,958,1615 (d) An individualized education program or services plan has been completed
16for the child.
SB21-SSA1,958,1917 (e) The child attended a public school in this state for the entire school year
18immediately preceding the school year for which the child first receives a scholarship
19under this section.
SB21-SSA1,958,2520 (f) The child, or the child's parent on behalf of the child, submitted an
21application for a scholarship under this section, on a form prepared by the
22department that includes the document developed by the department under sub. (4)
23(a) to the eligible school that the child will attend. A child, or child's parent, may
24apply for a scholarship and a child may begin attending an eligible school under this
25section at any time during the school year.
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1(g) The eligible school has accepted the child's application to attend the eligible
2school under a scholarship awarded under this section.
SB21-SSA1,959,7 3(3) Participating schools; selection of pupils. (a) The governing body of an
4eligible school that intends to participate in the program under this section shall
5notify the department of its intent. The governing body of the eligible school shall
6include in the notice under this paragraph the number of spaces the eligible school
7has available for children receiving a scholarship under this section.
SB21-SSA1,959,128 (b) If a private school participating in the program under this section receives
9more applications for scholarships under sub. (2) (f) than the number of children
10specified in the notice under par. (a), it shall select children on a random basis except
11that it may give preference to siblings of pupils who are already attending the private
12school.
SB21-SSA1,959,1513 (c) The governing body of a private school participating in the program under
14this section shall notify the department when it accepts a child's application to attend
15the private school under a scholarship awarded under this section.
SB21-SSA1,959,20 16(4) Department duties. (a) 1. The department shall develop a document for
17inclusion with an application under sub. (2) (f), and revise it as necessary, comparing
18the rights of a child with a disability and of his or her parent under this subchapter,
19other than this section, and 20 USC 1400 to 1482, with the rights of a child with a
20disability and of his or her parent under this section and 20 USC 1400 to 1482.
SB21-SSA1,959,2521 2. Receipt by an applicant of the document developed under subd. 1.,
22acknowledged in a format prescribed by the department, constitutes notice that the
23applicant has been informed of his or her rights under this section and 20 USC 1400
24to 1482. Subsequent acceptance of a scholarship under this section constitutes the
25applicant's informed acknowledgment of the rights specified in the document.
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1(b) Upon being notified under sub. (3) (c), the department shall notify the child's
2resident school board that the child has been awarded a scholarship under this
3section. The child's resident school board shall, within 3 days of receiving the notice,
4provide the department and the governing body of the private school that accepted
5the child with a copy of the child's individualized education program.
SB21-SSA1,960,9 6(4m) Scholarship payments; state aid reduction. (a) Subject to par. (c), from
7the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (az), the department shall pay the private
8school a child attends under the scholarship program under this section, on behalf
9of a child's parent or guardian, the following amount:
SB21-SSA1,960,1010 1. In the 2016-17 school year, $12,000.
SB21-SSA1,960,1611 2. Beginning in the 2017-18 school year, the sum of the scholarship amount
12under this paragraph for the previous school year; the amount of the per pupil
13revenue limit adjustment under s. 121.91 (2m) for the current school year, if positive;
14and the change in the amount of statewide categorical aid per pupil between the
15previous school year and the current school year, as determined under s. 118.40 (2r)
16(e) 2p., if positive.
SB21-SSA1,960,2017 (b) The department shall pay 25 percent of the total amount under par. (a) in
18September, 25 percent in November, 25 percent in February, and 25 percent in May.
19Each installment may consist of a single check for all children attending the private
20school who are receiving a scholarship under par. (a).
SB21-SSA1,960,2421 (c) The department may not make a scholarship payment under par. (a) to a
22private school on behalf of a child's parent or guardian unless the child's parent or
23guardian has acknowledged receiving the private school's profile under sub. (6) (g)
24in the manner provided by the department.
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1(d) Except as provided in par. (e), a scholarship awarded to a child for the child
2to attend a private school under par. (a) continues until the child graduates from high
3school or until the end of the school term in which the child attains the age of 21,
4whichever comes first.
SB21-SSA1,961,85 (e) 1. If an individualized education program team, upon reevaluation of a child
6under sub. (5) (c), unanimously determines that a child receiving a scholarship under
7par. (a) is no longer a child with a disability, the child is not eligible to receive a
8scholarship under par. (a) beginning in the school term following the determination.
SB21-SSA1,961,179 2. If a child who has been determined to be ineligible under subd. 1. continues
10to attend the private school he or she attended under a scholarship awarded under
11par. (a), for each school year the child attends the private school beginning with the
12school year following the determination under subd. 1., the department shall pay,
13from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (az), to the private school, on behalf of the
14child's parent or guardian, an amount equal to the appropriate per pupil amount paid
15to a private school participating in a parental choice program under s. 118.60 or
16119.23 in that school year. The department shall make scholarship payments under
17this paragraph in accordance with payment schedule specified in s. 119.23 (4) (c).
SB21-SSA1,961,2018 (f) 1. Beginning in the 2016-17 school year, subject to s. 121.085 (1), the
19department shall decrease a school district's state aid payment under s. 121.08 by
20an amount calculated as follows:
SB21-SSA1,961,2221 a. Determine the number of pupils residing in the school district for whom a
22payment is made under par. (a) in that school year.
SB21-SSA1,961,2423 b. Multiply the number of pupils under subd. 1. a. by the per pupil amount
24calculated under par. (a) for that school year.
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1c. Determine the number of pupils residing in the school district for whom a
2payment is made under par. (e) in that school year.
SB21-SSA1,962,43 d. Multiply the number of pupils under subd. 1. c. by the per pupil amount paid
4under par. (e) for that school year.
SB21-SSA1,962,55 e. Sum the amounts calculated under subd. 1. b. and d.
SB21-SSA1,962,96 2. If the state aid payment under s. 121.08 is insufficient to cover the reduction
7under subd. 1., as determined under s. 121.085 (2), the department shall decrease
8other state aid payments made by the department to the school district by the
9remaining amount.
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