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SB21-SSA1,966,99 5. The fiscal impact of the program on the state and on resident school districts.
SB21-SSA1,966,1110 (b) The contract under par. (a) shall require the researchers who conduct the
11study to do all of the following:
SB21-SSA1,966,1312 1. Apply appropriate analytical and behavioral science methodologies to
13ensure public confidence in the study.
SB21-SSA1,966,1414 2. Protect the identity of participating schools and children.
SB21-SSA1,966,1715 (c) The contract under par. (a) shall require that the results of the study be
16reported to the appropriate standing committees of the legislature under s. 13.172
17(3) by January 9, 2019.
SB21-SSA1,966,19 18(10) Rules. The department shall promulgate rules to implement and
19administer this section, including rules relating to all of the following:
SB21-SSA1,966,2120 (a) The eligibility and participation of eligible schools, including timelines that
21maximize child and school participation.
SB21-SSA1,966,2222 (b) The calculation and distribution of scholarships.
SB21-SSA1,966,2323 (c) The application and approval procedures for children and eligible schools.
SB21-SSA1,3225 24Section 3225. 115.792 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
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1115.792 (1) (b) The local educational agency shall establish and maintain
2procedures to ensure that a child's parents are provided prior written notice
3whenever the local educational agency proposes to initiate or change, or refuses to
4initiate or change, the identification, evaluation or educational placement of the
5child, or the provision of a free appropriate public education to the child. In this
6paragraph, "local educational agency" includes the nonresident school district that
7a child is attending under s. 118.50, 118.51, or 121.84 (1) (a) or (4).
SB21-SSA1,3226 8Section 3226. 115.792 (3) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,967,119 115.792 (3) (a) In this subsection, "local educational agency" includes the
10nonresident school district that a child is attending under s. 118.50, 118.51, or 121.84
11(1) (a) or (4).
SB21-SSA1,3227 12Section 3227. 115.80 (8) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,967,2013 115.80 (8) Except as provided in 20 USC 1415 (k), during the pendency of any
14proceedings under this section, the local educational agency may not change the
15educational placement of a child unless the child's parents agree to the change. If
16the child is applying for initial admission to a public school, the child shall, with the
17consent of the child's parents, be placed in the public school program until all
18proceedings under this section have been completed. In this subsection, " local
19educational agency" includes the nonresident school district that a child is attending
20under s. 118.50, 118.51, or 121.84 (1) (a) or (4).
SB21-SSA1,3228 21Section 3228. 115.82 (2) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,967,2422 115.82 (2) (c) If the child is attending a public school in a nonresident school
23district under s. 118.50, the school district specified to do so in the whole grade
24sharing agreement shall provide transportation.
SB21-SSA1,3228g 25Section 3228g. 115.88 (1m) (am) of the statutes is amended to read:
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1115.88 (1m) (am) Subject to par. (b), if the operator of a charter school
2established under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x) operates a special education program and the
3state superintendent is satisfied that the operator of the charter school is complying
4with 20 USC 1400 to 1491o, the state superintendent shall certify to the department
5of administration in favor of the operator of the charter school a sum equal to the
6amount that the operator of the charter school expended during the previous school
7year for salaries of full-time or part-time licensed teachers, licensed coordinators of
8special education, school nurses, licensed school social workers, licensed school
9psychologists, licensed school counselors, paraprofessionals, licensed consulting
10teachers to work with any teacher of regular education programs who has a child
11with a disability in a class and any other personnel, as determined by the state
12superintendent, as costs eligible for reimbursement from the appropriation under s.
1320.255 (2) (b). The state superintendent may audit costs under this paragraph and
14adjust reimbursement to cover only actual, eligible costs.
SB21-SSA1,3228k 15Section 3228k. 115.88 (2m) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,969,216 115.88 (2m) Other transportation aid. If the operator of a charter school
17established under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x) or established as a noninstrumentality
18charter school under s. 118.40 (2m) transports children with disabilities and the
19state superintendent is satisfied that the operator of the charter school is complying
20with 20 USC 1400 to 1491o, the state superintendent shall certify to the department
21of administration in favor of the operator of the charter school a sum equal to the
22amount that the operator of the charter school expended during the previous school
23year for transportation under this subsection as costs eligible for reimbursement
24from the appropriations under s. 20.255 (2) (b). The state superintendent may audit

1costs under this subsection and adjust reimbursement to cover only actual, eligible
2costs.
SB21-SSA1,3229 3Section 3229. 115.88 (8) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,969,124 115.88 (8) Enrollment out of state. If a child with a disability is enrolled in
5a public special education program located in another state and the state
6superintendent is satisfied that the program in which the child is enrolled complies
7with this subchapter, the state superintendent shall certify to the department of
8administration in favor of the school district in which the child resides or the school
9district attended by the child under s. 118.50, 118.51, or 121.84 (1) (a) or (4) a sum
10equal to the amount expended by the school district during the preceding year for the
11additional costs associated with the child's special education program as costs
12eligible for reimbursement from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (b).
SB21-SSA1,3229c 13Section 3229c. 115.88 (9) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,969,1814 115.88 (9) Distribution schedule. Each county, cooperative educational
15service agency, operator of a charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x)
16and school district entitled to state aid under this section shall receive 15% of its total
17aid entitlement in each month from November to March and 25% of its total
18entitlement in June.
SB21-SSA1,3229f 19Section 3229f. 115.881 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,970,220 115.881 (1) A school board, board of control of a cooperative educational service
21agency, county children with disabilities education board, or operator of a charter
22school established under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x) may apply to the department for aid
23under this section if the applicant incurred, in the previous school year, more than
24$30,000 of nonadministrative costs for providing special education and related

1services to a child and those costs were not eligible for reimbursement under s.
2115.88, 115.93, or 118.255, 20 USC 1400 et seq., or federal medicaid.
SB21-SSA1,3229h 3Section 3229h. 115.881 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,970,74 115.881 (2) For each child whose costs exceeded $30,000 under sub. (1), the
5department shall, from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (bd), pay an eligible
6applicant in the current school year an amount equal to 0.90 0.70 multiplied by that
7portion of the cost under sub. (1) that exceeded $30,000.
SB21-SSA1,3229j 8Section 3229j. 115.883 (1m) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,970,139 115.883 (1m) If, in the 2015-16 school year, a school district is not eligible for
10aid under sub. (1), the department shall, from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2)
11(be) and in the manner specified under sub. (2) (a) for school districts eligible for aid
12under sub. (1), pay supplemental special education aid to the school district if all of
13the following apply:
SB21-SSA1,970,1514 (a) In the 2014-15 school year, the school district's revenue authority per pupil
15under subch. VII of ch. 121 was below the statewide average.
SB21-SSA1,970,1716 (b) In the 2014-15 school year, the school district's membership, as defined in
17s. 121.004 (5), was less than 2,000 pupils.
SB21-SSA1,970,1918 (c) The school district qualified for aid under this section in the 2013-14 school
19year.
SB21-SSA1,970,2320 (d) In the 2013-14 school year, the school district experienced a natural
21disaster, including a fire, that caused the school district's total costs to increase such
22that the school district's expenditures for special education constituted less than 16
23percent of the school district's total expenditures in the 2014-15 school year.
SB21-SSA1,3229m 24Section 3229m. 115.883 (2) of the statutes is renumbered 115.883 (2) (a) and
25amended to read:
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1115.883 (2) (a) In the 2008-09 school year, the department shall pay each school
2district eligible for aid under this section the same amount. In each school year
3thereafter, the department shall distribute aid under this section to eligible school
4districts proportionally based upon each school district's expenditures for special
5education in the previous school year, except that in any school year a school district,
6other than a school district described in par. (b),
may receive not less than $50,000,
7and not more than $150,000 or an amount equal to 50 percent of the school district's
8expenditures for special education in the previous school year, whichever is less.
SB21-SSA1,3229n 9Section 3229n. 115.883 (2) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,971,1410 115.883 (2) (b) If, at the end of the 2014-15 fiscal year and after distributing
11aid to eligible school districts in the manner specified under par. (a), there are any
12moneys remaining in the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (be), the department shall
13distribute the balance of the funds remaining in that appropriation to a school
14district to which all of the following apply:
SB21-SSA1,971,1615 1. In the 2013-14 school year, the school district's revenue authority per pupil
16under subch. VII of ch. 121 was below the statewide average.
SB21-SSA1,971,1817 2. In the 2013-14 school year, the school district's membership, as defined in
18s. 121.004 (5), was less than 2,000 pupils.
SB21-SSA1,971,2019 3. The school district qualified for aid under this section in the 2013-14 school
20year.
SB21-SSA1,971,2421 4. In the 2013-14 school year, the school district experienced a natural disaster,
22including a fire, that caused the school district's total costs to increase such that the
23school district's expenditures for special education constituted less than 16 percent
24of the school district's total expenditures in that school year.
SB21-SSA1,3229p 25Section 3229p. 115.884 of the statutes is created to read:
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1115.884 Special education transition grants. (1) In the 2016-17 school
2year, from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (bf), the department shall award an
3incentive grant in the amount of $1,000 per individual to a school district, or to an
4operator of a charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r), that applies for a grant
5under this section and that demonstrates to the satisfaction of the department that
6the individual satisfies all of the following criteria:
SB21-SSA1,972,97 (a) The individual was enrolled in a school in the school district or in the charter
8school in the 2014-15 or 2015-16 school year and, at the time of his or her enrollment,
9an individualized education program was in effect for the individual.
SB21-SSA1,972,1210 (b) At the time the school district or the operator of the charter school applies
11to receive an incentive grant under this section, one of the following criteria applies
12to the individual described in par. (a):
SB21-SSA1,972,1613 1. The individual had enrolled in a higher education program within one year
14of leaving high school. In this subdivision, "higher education program" means a
154-year program at a college or university, a 2-year program at a college or
16community college, or a 2-year program at a technical college.
SB21-SSA1,972,2217 2. The individual had enrolled in other postsecondary education or training
18within one year of leaving high school. In this subdivision, "other postsecondary
19education or training" includes a high school completion or equivalency program, a
20vocational school, an apprenticeship or short-term training program, an on-the-job
21training program, an adult education program, and a program, other than a 2-year
22program, at a vocational or technical school.
SB21-SSA1,973,223 3. The individual had been, or remains, competitively employed within one
24year of leaving high school. In this subdivision, "competitively employed" means 90

1days or more of cumulative or consecutive work paying minimum wage or greater for
2an average of at least 20 hours per week in a setting with others who are not disabled.
SB21-SSA1,973,7 3(2) If the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (bf) in the 2016-17 school year is
4insufficient to pay the full amount under sub. (1), the department shall prorate the
5amount of its payments among school districts and operators of charter schools
6established under s. 118.40 (2r) that are eligible for an incentive grant under this
7section.
SB21-SSA1,3229q 8Section 3229q. 115.997 (2) (h) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,973,109 115.997 (2) (h) "Local education agency" means a school district or the operator
10of a charter school under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x).
SB21-SSA1,3229r 11Section 3229r. Subchapter IX of chapter 115 [precedes 115.999] of the statutes
12is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,973,1313 CHAPTER 115
SB21-SSA1,973,1414 subchapter ix
SB21-SSA1,973,1615 opportunity schools and
16 partnership program
SB21-SSA1,3229s 17Section 3229s. 115.999 of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,973,19 18115.999 Opportunity schools and partnership program. (1) Definitions.
19 In this subchapter:
SB21-SSA1,973,2120 (a) "Commissioner" means the individual in charge of the opportunity schools
21and partnership program under this subchapter.
SB21-SSA1,973,2322 (b) "County executive" means the chief elected official of the county within
23which all or the majority of the territory of an eligible school district lies.
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1(c) "Eligible school" means a public school in an eligible school district identified
2on the annual report submitted by the state superintendent under s. 115.28 (10m)
3(b).
SB21-SSA1,974,54 (d) "Eligible school district" means a school district that satisfies all of the
5following:
SB21-SSA1,974,86 1. The school district was assigned to the lowest performance category on the
7accountability reports published for the district under s. 115.385 (1) in the 2 most
8recent school years.
SB21-SSA1,974,109 2. The membership of the school district is greater than 15,000. In this
10subdivision, "membership" has the meaning given in s. 121.004 (5).
SB21-SSA1,974,1211 3. The school district received intradistrict transfer aid under s. 121.85 (6) (a)
12in the 2 school years described under subd. 1.
SB21-SSA1,974,1413 (e) "Mayor" means the mayor of the city within which all or the majority of the
14territory of an eligible school district lies.
SB21-SSA1,974,19 15(2) General provisions; commissioner; opportunity schools and partnership
16program.
(a) Within 120 days after receiving notice under s. 115.28 (10o) (b), the
17governor, the mayor, and the county executive shall compile a list of candidates for
18commissioner. The county executive shall select a commissioner using the procedure
19under s. 119.9001 (2) (a).
SB21-SSA1,974,2320 (b) The opportunity schools and partnership program in any eligible school
21district comprises individual eligible schools transferred by the commissioner of that
22opportunity schools and partnership program in the manner provided under s.
23119.9002 (2).
SB21-SSA1,975,4 24(3) Commissioner; powers and duties. Upon selection by the county executive
25under sub. (2), the commissioner shall establish an opportunity schools and

1partnership program that is substantially similar to the opportunity schools and
2partnership program established under subch. II of ch. 119. The commissioner shall
3have all of the powers and duties granted to the commissioner of the opportunity
4schools and partnership program under subch. II of ch. 119.
SB21-SSA1,975,12 5(4) Payments on behalf of pupils attending schools transferred to the
6opportunity schools and partnership program; state aid adjustments.
The state
7superintendent shall, from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (fs), make payments
8on behalf of pupils attending schools transferred to an opportunity schools and
9partnership program under this subchapter in the same manner as payments are
10made under s. 119.9005 (1) to (3), and shall make adjustments to the amount of state
11aid received by the eligible school district in the manner provided in s. 119.9005 (4)
12and (5).
SB21-SSA1,3230 13Section 3230. 116.01 of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,975,23 14116.01 Purpose. The organization of school districts in Wisconsin is such that
15the legislature recognizes the need for benefit of a service unit between the school
16district and the state superintendent. The cooperative educational service agencies
17are designed to serve educational needs in all areas of Wisconsin by serving as a link
18both between school districts and between school districts and the state. Cooperative
19educational service agencies may provide leadership, coordination, and education
20services to school districts, University of Wisconsin System institutions, and
21technical colleges. Cooperative educational service agencies may facilitate
22communication and cooperation among all public, private, and tribal schools, and all
23public and private agencies and organizations, that provide services to pupils.
SB21-SSA1,3231 24Section 3231. 116.03 (2) of the statutes is repealed.
SB21-SSA1,3233 25Section 3233. 116.03 (11) of the statutes is amended to read:
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1116.03 (11) Establish the salaries of the agency administrator and other
2professional and nonprofessional employees. State reimbursement for the cost of the
3salary of the agency administrator shall be equal to the actual salary paid or the
4maximum of the salary range for public instruction supervisors under the state
5superintendent, whichever is less.
SB21-SSA1,3234 6Section 3234. 116.065 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,976,117 116.065 (1) The school board of a school district in cooperative educational
8service agency no. 1, as designated on April 1, 1985,
may adopt a resolution to
9withdraw from the an agency. The school board shall immediately notify the board
10of control and the state superintendent of its intention that the school board has
11adopted a resolution under this subsection
.
SB21-SSA1,3235 12Section 3235. 116.065 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,976,1613 116.065 (2) A resolution adopted under sub. (1) or (3) prior to January 15 in any
14school year shall be effective the next succeeding July 1. A resolution adopted under
15sub. (1) or (3) on or after January 15 in any school year shall be effective on the 2nd
16succeeding July 1.
SB21-SSA1,3236 17Section 3236. 116.065 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,976,2118 116.065 (3) A school district that has withdrawn from the an agency described
19under sub. (1) may rejoin the agency. The procedures under subs. (1) and (2) apply
20to readmissions
by adopting a resolution and immediately notifying the board of
21control and state superintendent of the resolution to rejoin.
SB21-SSA1,3236m 22Section 3236m. 116.065 (5) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21-SSA1,976,2523 116.065 (5) The board of control of an agency may not assess any cost against
24a school district that withdraws from the agency under this section for expenses the
25board incurs while the school district is not in the agency.
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1Section 3237. 116.07 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,977,42 116.07 (4) No such plan is valid if it permits any territory of this state to be
3outside an agency area, unless the territory is part of a school district that has
4withdrawn from an agency under s. 116.065
.
SB21-SSA1,3238 5Section 3238. 116.08 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21-SSA1,977,6 6116.08 (title) State Loans and local aid.
SB21-SSA1,3239 7Section 3239. 116.08 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
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