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SB21,1267,96 118.40 (2r) (b) 2. a. A requirement that the charter school governing board
7adhere to specified annual academic and operational performance standards
8developed in accordance with the performance framework of the entity with which
9it is contracting.
SB21,1267,1110 b. Provisions detailing the corrective measures the charter school governing
11board will take if the charter school fails to meet performance standards.
SB21,1267,1712 c. A provision allowing the governing board of a charter school that is assigned
13one of the top 2 grade levels in the most recent school report published by the
14department under s. 115.385 to open one or more additional charter schools. If the
15charter school governing board opens one or more additional charter schools, the
16existing contract applies to the new school or schools unless the parties agree to
17amend the existing contract or enter into a new contract.
SB21,1267,1918 d. The methodology that will be used by the charter school governing board to
19monitor and verify pupil enrollment, credit accrual, and course completion.
SB21,1267,2020 e. A requirement that the entity under subd. 1. have direct access to pupil data.
SB21,1267,2221 f. A description of the administrative relationship between the parties to the
22contract.
SB21,1267,2423 g. A requirement that the charter school governing board hold parent-teacher
24conferences at least annually.
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1h. A requirement that if more than one charter school is operated under the
2contract, the charter school governing board reports to the entity under subd. 1. on
3each charter school separately.
SB21,1268,64 i. A requirement that the charter school governing board provide the data
5needed by the entity under subd. 1. for purposes of making the report required under
6sub. (3m) (a) 6.
SB21,1268,87 j. A requirement that the charter school governing board participate in any
8training provided by the entity under subd. 1.
SB21,1268,109 k. A description of all fees that the entity under subd. 1. will charge the charter
10school governing board.
SB21,3275 11Section 3275. 118.40 (2r) (b) 3. of the statutes is repealed and recreated to
12read:
SB21,1268,1513 118.40 (2r) (b) 3. If an entity specified in subd. 1. a. to d. was operating a charter
14school itself immediately prior to the effective date of this subdivision .... [LRB
15inserts date], it may continue to do so.
SB21,3276 16Section 3276. 118.40 (2r) (bm) of the statutes is repealed and recreated to
17read:
SB21,1268,2218 118.40 (2r) (bm) 1. A nonprofit, nonsectarian organization or a consortium of
19such organizations that wishes to contract with a charter school governing board to
20operate a charter school shall submit an application to the charter school oversight
21board. The application shall include all of the following and any other information
22requested by the board:
SB21,1268,2523 a. A strategic plan for contracting with charter school governing boards that
24submit high-quality proposals for charter schools that meet identified educational
25needs and promote a diversity of educational choices.
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1b. A performance framework for use in supervising and evaluating charter
2schools that addresses pupil academic proficiency, growth in pupil academic
3achievement, gaps in achievement between groups of pupils, pupil attendance, the
4readiness of pupils for postsecondary education, the financial proficiency and
5sustainability of charter schools, and charter school management.
SB21,1269,86 c. An assurance that the organization or consortium will ensure accountability
7and transparency on the part of those charter school governing boards with which
8it contracts.
SB21,1269,119 d. A plan, including corrective action strategies, designed to improve a charter
10school under contract with the organization or consortium, or to close such a charter
11school, based on contractual performance standards.
SB21,1269,1312 e. A description of the types of charter schools the organization or consortium
13is seeking to establish, and their potential attendance areas.
SB21,1269,1614 f. Information on the organization's or consortium's finances and other
15resources necessary for the charter school oversight board to determine the
16applicant's ability to perform its functions under this section.
SB21,1269,1817 g. A plan for entering into additional contracts in order to replicate successful
18charter schools.
SB21,1269,2019 2. The charter school oversight board shall approve or deny an application
20within 90 days of receiving the application.
SB21,3277 21Section 3277. 118.40 (2r) (c) of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
SB21,1269,2322 118.40 (2r) (c) 1. An entity under par. (b) 1. may contract for the operation of
23a charter school located anywhere in this state.
SB21,1270,324 5. a. A school board may prohibit a pupil who resides in the school district from
25attending a charter school established under this subsection unless the school

1district's membership, as defined in s. 121.004 (5), is at least 4,000 and a total of at
2least 2 public schools in the school district were assigned one of the bottom 2 grade
3levels in the most recent school report published by the department under s. 115.385.
SB21,1270,94 b. A pupil who wishes to attend a charter school established under this
5subsection and who resides in a school district in which the school board may prohibit
6pupils from attending a charter school established under this subsection shall
7submit an application to the school board. Within 30 days of receiving the
8application, the school board shall issue a decision allowing or prohibiting the pupil
9from attending the charter school.
SB21,3278 10Section 3278. 118.40 (2r) (cm) of the statutes is repealed.
SB21,3279 11Section 3279. 118.40 (2r) (d) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,1270,1412 118.40 (2r) (d) 2. Administer the examinations under ss. s. 118.30 (1r) or
13118.301 (3)
and s. 121.02 (1) (r) to pupils enrolled in charter schools under this
14subsection.
SB21,3280 15Section 3280. 118.40 (2r) (dm) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21,1270,1816 118.40 (2r) (dm) The operator of a charter school authorized under this
17subsection may provide transportation to pupils attending the charter school and
18may claim transportation aid under s. 121.58 for pupils so transported.
SB21,3281 19Section 3281. 118.40 (2r) (e) 2n. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,1270,2320 118.40 (2r) (e) 2n. In the 2014-15, 2015-16, and 2016-17 school year years,
21from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (fm), the department shall pay to the
22operator of the charter school an amount equal to $8,075 multiplied by the number
23of pupils attending the charter school.
SB21,3282 24Section 3282. 118.40 (2r) (e) 2p. (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
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1118.40 (2r) (e) 2p. (intro.) In the 2015-16 2017-18 school year and in each
2school year thereafter, from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (fm), the
3department shall pay to the operator of the charter school an amount equal to the
4sum of the amount paid per pupil under this paragraph in the previous school year;
5the amount of the per pupil revenue limit adjustment under s. 121.91 (2m) for the
6current school year, if positive; and the change in the amount of statewide categorical
7aid per pupil between the previous school year and the current school year, if positive.
8The change in the statewide categorical aid per pupil shall be determined as follows:
SB21,3283 9Section 3283. 118.40 (2r) (e) 2p. a. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,1271,1610 118.40 (2r) (e) 2p. a. Add the amounts appropriated in the current fiscal year
11under s. 20.255 (2), except s. 20.255 (2) (ac), (bb), (fm), (fr), (fu), (k), and (m); s. 20.285
12(1) (r) and (rc); and 20.505 (4) (es); and the amount, as determined by secretary of
13administration, of the appropriation under s. 20.505 (4)
(s) allocated for payments
14to telecommunication providers under contracts with school districts and
15cooperative educational service agencies under s. 16.971 (13) and for grants to school
16district consortia under s. 16.997 (7)
.
SB21,3284 17Section 3284 . 118.40 (2r) (e) 2p. a. of the statutes, as affected by 2015
18Wisconsin Act .... (this act), is amended to read:
SB21,1271,2519 118.40 (2r) (e) 2p. a. Add the amounts appropriated in the current fiscal year
20under s. 20.255 (2), except s. 20.255 (2) (ac), (bb), (fm), (fr), (fu), (k), and (m); s. 20.285
21(1) (r) and (rc);
and 20.505 (4) (es); and the amount, as determined by secretary of
22administration, of the appropriation under s. 20.505 (4) (s) allocated for payments
23to telecommunication providers under contracts with school districts and
24cooperative educational service agencies under s. 16.971 (13) and for grants to school
25district consortia under s. 16.997 (7).
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1Section 3285. 118.40 (2r) (f) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21,1272,52 118.40 (2r) (f) A charter school established under this subsection is a local
3educational agency under 20 USC 6301 to 6578 and as such is eligible for funding as
4a local educational agency, and shall comply with all requirements of local
5educational agencies, under 20 USC 6301 to 6578.
SB21,3286 6Section 3286. 118.40 (2r) (g) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21,1272,157 118.40 (2r) (g) If a charter school established by contract with an entity under
8par. (b) 1. a. to d. is in operation on the effective date of this paragraph .... [LRB inserts
9date], and the charter school is assigned one of the top 2 grade levels in the most
10recent school report published by the department under s. 115.385, the person
11operating the charter school may open one or more additional charter schools
12notwithstanding the terms of the existing contract. All provisions of the existing
13contract, other than any provision that conflicts with this paragraph, apply to the
14new school or schools unless parties agree to amend the existing contract or enter
15into a new contract.
SB21,3287 16Section 3287. 118.40 (3) (d) of the statutes is renumbered 118.40 (3m) (a) 3.
17and amended to read:
SB21,1272,2018 118.40 (3m) (a) 3. A school board or an entity under sub. (2r) (b) shall give Give
19preference in awarding contracts for the operation of charter schools to those charter
20schools that serve children at risk, as defined in s. 118.153 (1) (a).
SB21,3288 21Section 3288. 118.40 (3) (e) of the statutes is renumbered 118.40 (3m) (a) 2.
22and amended to read:
SB21,1273,223 118.40 (3m) (a) 2. When establishing or contracting for the establishment of
24a charter school under this section, a school board or entity specified under sub. (2r)

1(b) shall consider
adhere to the principles and standards for quality charter schools
2established by the National Association of Charter School Authorizers.
SB21,3289 3Section 3289. 118.40 (3) (f) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21,1273,74 118.40 (3) (f) A contract with a school board or an entity under sub. (2r) (b) may
5provide for the establishment of more than one charter school, and a charter school
6governing board may enter into more than one contract with a school board or entity
7under sub. (2r) (b).
SB21,3290 8Section 3290. 118.40 (3) (g) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21,1273,129 118.40 (3) (g) 1. Except as provided in subds. 2. and 3. and sub. (4) (ar) 1., a
10contract with a school board or an entity under sub. (2r) (b) shall require that if the
11capacity of the charter school is insufficient to accept all pupils who apply, the charter
12school shall accept pupils at random.
SB21,1273,1513 2. A charter school shall give preference in enrollment to pupils who were
14enrolled in the charter school in the previous school year and to siblings of pupils who
15are enrolled in the charter school.
SB21,1273,1916 3. A charter school may give preference in enrollment to the children of the
17charter school's founders, governing board members, and full-time employees, but
18the total number of such children given preference may constitute no more than 10
19percent of the charter school's total enrollment.
SB21,3291 20Section 3291. 118.40 (3m) (title) and (a) (intro.) of the statutes are created to
21read:
SB21,1273,2322 118.40 (3m) (title) Authorizing entity duties. (a) (intro.) A school board or
23entity under sub. (2r) (b) shall do all of the following:
SB21,3292 24Section 3292. 118.40 (3m) (a) 1. and 4. to 6. of the statutes are created to read:
SB21,1273,2525 118.40 (3m) (a) 1. Solicit and evaluate charter school applications.
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14. Approve only high-quality charter school applications that meet identified
2educational needs and promote a diversity of educational choices.
SB21,1274,53 5. In accordance with the terms of each charter school contract, monitor the
4performance and compliance with this section of each charter school with which it
5contracts.
SB21,1274,76 6. Annually, submit to the state superintendent and to the legislature under
7s. 13.172 (2) a report that includes all of the following:
SB21,1274,118 a. An identification of each charter school operating under contract with it,
9each charter school that operated under a contract with it but had its contract
10nonrenewed or revoked or that closed, and each charter school under contract with
11it that has not yet begun to operate.
SB21,1274,1312 b. The academic and financial performance of each charter school operated
13under contract with it.
SB21,1274,1614 c. The operating costs of the school board or entity under sub. (2r) (b) incurred
15under subds. 1. to 5., detailed in an audited financial statement prepared in
16accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
SB21,1274,1917 d. The services the school board or entity under sub. (2r) (b) has provided to the
18charter schools under contract with it and an itemized accounting of the cost of the
19services.
SB21,3293 20Section 3293. 118.40 (3m) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21,1274,2321 118.40 (3m) (b) An organization or consortium approved by the charter school
22oversight board under sub. (2r) (bm) annually shall submit a report to the charter
23school oversight board that includes all the information specified in par. (a) 6.
SB21,3294 24Section 3294. 118.40 (4) (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
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1118.40 (4) (title) Charter school governing board; duties, powers, and
2restrictions.
SB21,3295 3Section 3295. 118.40 (4) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 118.40 (4) (ar), and
4118.40 (4) (ar) (intro.), as renumbered, is amended to read:
SB21,1275,65 118.40 (4) (ar) Duties. (intro.) A charter school governing board shall do all of
6the following:
SB21,3296 7Section 3296. 118.40 (4) (ag) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21,1275,128 118.40 (4) (ag) Governing board. Each charter school shall be governed by a
9governing board that is a party to the contract with the authorizing entity. No more
10than a minority of the governing board's members may be employees of the charter
11school or employees or officers of the school district in which the charter school is
12located.
SB21,3297 13Section 3297. 118.40 (4) (b) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,1275,1514 118.40 (4) (b) Restrictions. (intro.) A charter school governing board may not
15do any of the following:
SB21,3298 16Section 3298. 118.40 (4) (b) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB21,1275,2017 118.40 (4) (b) 2. Except as provided in par. (c) sub. (3) (h), discriminate in
18admission or deny participation in any program or activity on the basis of a person's
19sex, race, religion, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, marital or parental status,
20sexual orientation or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability.
SB21,3299 21Section 3299. 118.40 (4) (c) of the statutes is renumbered 118.40 (3) (h) and
22amended to read:
SB21,1276,423 118.40 (3) (h) Single-sex schools and courses. A school board may enter into
24a contract for,
and an entity under sub. (2r) may establish or enter into a contract for,
25the establishment of
establish a charter school that enrolls only one sex or that

1provides one or more courses that enroll only one sex if the school board or entity
2under sub. (2r) makes available to the opposite sex, under the same policies and
3criteria of admission, schools or courses that are comparable to each such school or
4course.
SB21,3300 5Section 3300. 118.40 (4) (d) of the statutes is created to read:
SB21,1276,86 118.40 (4) (d) Powers. Subject to the terms of its contract, a charter school
7governing board has all the powers necessary to carry out the terms of its contract,
8including all of the following:
SB21,1276,99 1. To receive and disburse funds for school purposes.
SB21,1276,1010 2. To secure appropriate insurance.
SB21,1276,1411 3. To enter into contracts, including contracts with a University of Wisconsin
12institution or college campus, technical college district board, or private college or
13university, for technical or financial assistance, academic support, curriculum
14review, or other services.
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