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AB64,719,139 2. Subject to subd. 3., from the appropriation under s. 20.445 (1) (d), the
10secretary of the department of workforce development shall, on behalf of the school
11board of a school district in which a pupil who attended an institution of higher
12education under this section was enrolled, pay to the department of public
13instruction the following amount:
AB64,719,1814 a. For a pupil who took a course for high school credit, as described in par. (a),
1525 percent of the actual cost of tuition for the course, as determined under par. (d).
16The department of public instruction shall reimburse the school board of the school
17district the amount received from the department of workforce development under
18this subd. 2. a.
AB64,719,2319 b. For a pupil who took a course for postsecondary credit, as described in par.
20(b), 50 percent of the actual cost of tuition for the course, as determined under par.
21(d). The department of public instruction shall reimburse the school board of the
22school district the amount received from the department of workforce development
23under this subd. 2. b.
AB64,720,324 3. If the appropriation under s. 20.445 (1) (d) in any fiscal year is insufficient
25to reimburse all school districts eligible for the full amount of reimbursable tuition

1costs under subd. 2., the secretary of the department of workforce development shall
2notify the state superintendent, who shall prorate the amount of the payments under
3subd. 2. among eligible school districts.
AB64,1567 4Section 1567. 118.55 (6) (c) of the statutes is renumbered 118.55 (6) (c) 1. and
5amended to read:
AB64,720,136 118.55 (6) (c) 1. A Except as provided in subd. 2., a pupil taking a course under
7this section
at an institution of higher education only for postsecondary credit under
8this section
is responsible for 25 percent of the actual cost of tuition and fees for the
9course, as determined under sub. (5) (d). The school board of the school district in
10which the pupil attending an institution under this section is enrolled shall establish
11a written policy governing the timing and method for recovering from the pupil or
12the pupil's parent or guardian the pupil's share of tuition as specified in this
13subdivision
.
AB64,1568 14Section 1568. 118.55 (6) (c) 2. of the statutes is created to read:
AB64,720,1715 118.55 (6) (c) 2. The school board shall waive the pupil's responsibility for costs
16under subd. 1. pupil if the department determines that the cost of the course would
17pose an undue financial burden on the pupil's family.
AB64,1569 18Section 1569. 118.55 (7g) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,721,419 118.55 (7g) Transportation. The parent or guardian of a pupil who is
20attending an institution of higher education or technical college under this section
21and is taking a course for high school credit may apply to the state superintendent
22for reimbursement of the cost of transporting the pupil between the high school in
23which the pupil is enrolled and the institution of higher education or technical college
24that the pupil is attending if the pupil and the pupil's parent or guardian are unable
25to pay the cost of such transportation. The state superintendent shall determine the

1reimbursement amount and shall pay the amount from the appropriation under s.
220.255 (2) (cw) (cy). The state superintendent shall give preference under this
3subsection to those pupils who satisfy the income eligibility criteria for a free or
4reduced-price lunch under 42 USC 1758 (b) (1).
AB64,1570 5Section 1570. 118.55 (7r) of the statutes is repealed.
AB64,1571 6Section 1571. 118.55 (7t) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,721,97 118.55 (7t) (a) A school board may establish a written policy limiting the
8number of credits for which the school board will pay under subs. sub. (5) and (7r)
9(d)
to the equivalent of 18 postsecondary semester credits per pupil.
AB64,1572 10Section 1572. 118.55 (7t) (b) of the statutes is renumbered 118.55 (5) (d)
11(intro.) and amended to read:
AB64,721,1412 118.55 (5) (d) (intro.) If a school board is required to pay tuition and fees on
13behalf of a pupil under sub. (5) (a) or (c) 1. or (7r) (d) this subsection, the tuition and
14fees
charged for each credit assigned to the course may not exceed the following:
AB64,721,20 151. For an institution of higher education under sub. (1) (a), one-third of the
16amount that would be charged a pupil for each credit assigned to the course to an
17individual
who is a resident of this state and who is enrolled in the educational
18institution as an undergraduate student. Subject to sub. (7t), neither the institution
19of higher education nor the school board may charge any additional costs or fees to
20a pupil to attend a course under this section
.
AB64,1573 21Section 1573. 118.55 (8) (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,721,2222 118.55 (8) (title) Program information ; agreement.
AB64,1574 23Section 1574. 118.55 (8) of the statutes is renumbered 118.55 (8) (a) and
24amended to read:
AB64,722,3
1118.55 (8) (a) Annually by October 1, each school board shall provide
2information about the program under this section to all pupils enrolled in the school
3district in the 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th grades.
AB64,1575 4Section 1575. 118.55 (8) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64,722,65 118.55 (8) (b) A school board may enter into an agreement with an institution
6of higher education to facilitate the dual enrollment program under this section.
AB64,1576 7Section 1576. 118.57 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,722,138 118.57 (1) Annually, by January 31, each school board shall publish as a class
91 notice, under ch. 985, and post on its Internet site a description of the educational
10options available to the child children in the school district, including public schools,
11private schools participating in a parental choice program, charter schools, virtual
12schools, full-time or part-time open enrollment , youth options, and course options
13in a nonresident school district, and the early college credit program.
AB64,1577 14Section 1577. 118.60 (1) (am) (intro.) of the statutes is renumbered 118.60 (1)
15(am) and amended to read:
AB64,722,1816 118.60 (1) (am) “Eligible school district" means a the school district that,
17subject to sub. (1m), satisfies all of the following:
was identified as an eligible school
18district under 2011 Wisconsin Act 32, section 9137 (3u).
AB64,1578 19Section 1578. 118.60 (1) (am) 1. to 4. of the statutes are repealed.
AB64,1579 20Section 1579. 118.60 (1m) of the statutes is repealed.
AB64,1580 21Section 1580. 118.60 (2) (a) 1. b. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,724,322 118.60 (2) (a) 1. b. The private school or the pupil's parent or guardian submits
23to the department of public instruction the names, addresses, social security
24numbers, and other state and federal tax identification numbers, if any, of the pupil's
25parents or legal guardians that reside in the same household as the pupil, whether

1and to whom the parents or legal guardians are married, the names of all of the other
2members of the pupil's family residing in the same household as the pupil, and the
3school year for which family income is being verified under this subd. 1. b. The
4department of revenue shall review the information submitted under this subd. 1.
5b. and shall verify the eligibility or ineligibility of the pupil to participate in the
6program under this section on the basis of family income. In this subdivision, “family
7income" means federal adjusted gross income of the parents or legal guardians
8residing in the same household as the pupil for the tax year preceding the school year
9for which family income is being verified under this subd. 1. b. or, if not available, for
10the tax year preceding the tax year preceding the school year for which family income
11is being verified under this subd. 1. b. Family income for a family in which the pupil's
12parents are married or in which the pupil's legal guardians are married shall be
13reduced by $7,000 before the verification is made under this subd. 1. b. The
14department of revenue may take no other action on the basis of the information
15submitted under this subd. 1. b. If the department of revenue is unable to verify
16family income or to verify whether the pupil is eligible or ineligible to participate in
17the program under this section on the basis of family income, the department of
18revenue shall notify the department of public instruction, the private school, and the
19pupil's parent or guardian
of this fact and the department of public instruction shall
20utilize an alternative process, to be established by the department of public
21instruction, to determine whether the pupil is eligible to participate in the program
22under this section on the basis of family income. The department of public
23instruction may not request any additional verification of income from the family of
24a pupil once the department of revenue has verified that the pupil is eligible to
25participate in the program under this section on the basis of family income. The

1department of public instruction shall establish a procedure for determining family
2income eligibility for those pupils for whom no social security number or state or
3federal tax identification number has been provided.
AB64,1581 4Section 1581. 118.60 (2) (a) 2m. e. of the statutes is created to read:
AB64,724,65 118.60 (2) (a) 2m. e. The pupil attended a school in another state in the previous
6school year.
AB64,1582 7Section 1582. 118.60 (2) (a) 6. c. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,724,238 118.60 (2) (a) 6. c. Any teacher employed by the private school on July 1 of the
9first school year that begins after a school district is identified as an eligible school
10district under sub. (1m) or 2011 Wisconsin Act 32, section 9137 (3u), who has been
11teaching for at least the 5 consecutive years immediately preceding that July 1, and
12who does not satisfy the requirements under subd. 6. a. on that July 1, applies to the
13department on a form prepared by the department for a temporary, nonrenewable
14waiver from the requirements under subd. 6. a. The department shall promulgate
15rules to implement this subd. 6. c., including the form of the application and the
16process by which the waiver application will be reviewed. The application form shall
17require the applicant to submit a plan for satisfying the requirements under subd.
186. a., including the name of the accredited institution of higher education at which
19the teacher is pursuing or will pursue the bachelor's degree and the anticipated date
20on which the teacher expects to complete the bachelor's degree. No waiver granted
21under this subd. 6. c. is valid after July 31 of the 5th school year that begins after a
22school district is was identified as an eligible school district under sub. (1m) or 2011
23Wisconsin Act 32, section 9137 (3u)
.
AB64,1583 24Section 1583. 118.60 (2) (a) 8. of the statutes is repealed.
AB64,1584 25Section 1584. 118.60 (2) (ag) 2. a. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,725,4
1118.60 (2) (ag) 2. a. By August 1 of the school year immediately preceding the
2school year in which the new private school intends to participate in the program
3under this section, submit to the department the information required under sub.
4(6m) (a) and (c)
(6p) (a) and (b).
AB64,1585 5Section 1585. 118.60 (2) (ag) 3. of the statutes is repealed.
AB64,1586 6Section 1586. 118.60 (4) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,725,107 118.60 (4) (a) Annually, on or before October 1 September 15, a private school
8participating in the program under this section shall file with the department a
9report stating its summer daily attendance for each day of summer school for the
10purpose of sub. (4m).
AB64,1587 11Section 1587. 118.60 (6m) (b) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,725,1312 118.60 (6m) (b) (intro.) Annually, by August 1st, provide to the department the
13material specified in par. (a) and
all of the following information:
AB64,1588 14Section 1588. 118.60 (6m) (bm) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64,725,1615 118.60 (6m) (bm) Upon request of the department, provide a copy of any policy
16described in par. (a).
AB64,1589 17Section 1589. 118.60 (6m) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,725,2118 118.60 (6m) (c) Provide Upon an individual joining of the private school's
19governing body, provide
to the department a signed statement from each the
20individual who is a member of the private school's governing body verifying that the
21individual is a member of the governing body.
AB64,1590 22Section 1590. 118.60 (6p) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64,726,223 118.60 (6p) In addition to the requirements under sub. (6m), a private school
24that is not a new private school and that did not participate in program under this
25section in the previous school year shall submit to the department by January 10 of

1the school year immediately preceding the school year in which the private school
2intends to participate in the program under this section all of the following:
AB64,726,33 (a) The information required under sub. (6m) (a).
AB64,726,64 (b) A signed statement from each individual who is a member of the private
5school's governing body verifying that the individual is a member of the governing
6body.
AB64,1591 7Section 1591. 118.60 (7) (a) of the statutes is repealed.
AB64,1592 8Section 1592. 118.60 (7) (am) 2m. b. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,726,229 118.60 (7) (am) 2m. b. Evidence of sound fiscal and internal control practices,
10as prescribed by the department by rule. The department may not require a private
11school that is not a new private school and that is in good standing with the
12department to submit to the department the private school's annual operating
13budget as evidence of its fiscal and internal control practices.
An independent
14auditor engaged to evaluate the private school's fiscal and internal control practices
15shall conduct his or her evaluation, including determining sample sizes, in
16accordance with attestation standards established by the American Institute of
17Certified Public Accountants. The independent auditor engaged to evaluate the
18private school's fiscal and internal control practice shall also review any concerns
19raised in the private school's management letter submitted under subd. 2m. a. The
20fact that a private school reports a negative reserve balance alone is not evidence that
21the private school does not have the financial ability to continue operating or that the
22private school does not follow sound fiscal and internal control practices.
AB64,1593 23Section 1593. 118.60 (7) (b) 3d. of the statutes is created to read:
AB64,727,224 118.60 (7) (b) 3d. a. Beginning on the effective date of this subd. 3d. a. .... [LRB
25inserts date], with the assistance of the department of justice, conduct a background

1investigation of an individual before extending that individual an offer to teach or
2serve as an administrator at the private school.
AB64,727,53 b. With the assistance of the department of justice, conduct a background
4investigation of all teachers and administrators employed by the private school on
5the effective date of this subd. 3d. b. .... [LRB inserts date].
AB64,727,106 c. At least once every 5 years after a teacher's or administrator's initial
7background investigation under this subdivision, with the assistance of the
8department of justice, conduct another additional background check on the teacher
9or administrator if the teacher or administrator remains employed by the private
10school.
AB64,1594 11Section 1594. 118.60 (7) (d) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,727,1512 118.60 (7) (d) 2. Evidence of financial viability, as prescribed by the department
13by rule. The department may not require a private school that is not a new private
14school and that is in good standing with the department to submit to the department
15the private school's annual operating budget as evidence of its financial viability.
AB64,1595 16Section 1595. 118.60 (10) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,727,1817 118.60 (10) (a) 1. Misrepresented information required under sub. (7) (d) this
18section or any rule promulgated under this section
.
AB64,1596 19Section 1596. 118.60 (10) (a) 4. of the statutes is repealed.
AB64,1597 20Section 1597. 118.60 (10) (a) 5. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,727,2221 118.60 (10) (a) 5. Failed to provide the information required under sub. (6m)
22or (6p).
AB64,1598 23Section 1598. 118.60 (10) (am) 4. of the statutes is created to read:
AB64,727,2524 118.60 (10) (am) 4. Misrepresented any information required under this
25section or under any rule promulgated under this section.
AB64,1599
1Section 1599. 119.04 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,728,142 119.04 (1) Subchapters IV, V and VII of ch. 115, ch. 121 and ss. 66.0235 (3) (c),
366.0603 (1m) to (3), 115.01 (1) and (2), 115.28, 115.31, 115.33, 115.34, 115.343,
4115.345, 115.353, 115.363, 115.364, 115.365 (3), 115.38 (2), 115.415, 115.445, 118.001
5to 118.04, 118.045, 118.06, 118.07, 118.075, 118.076, 118.10, 118.12, 118.125 to
6118.14, 118.145 (4), 118.15, 118.153, 118.16, 118.162, 118.163, 118.164, 118.18,
7118.19, 118.196, 118.20, 118.223, 118.225, 118.24 (1), (2) (c) to (f), (6), (8), and (10),
8118.245, 118.255, 118.258, 118.291, 118.292, 118.293, 118.30 to 118.43, 118.46,
9118.50, 118.51, 118.52, 118.53, 118.55, 118.56, 120.12 (2m), (4m), (5), and (15) to (27),
10120.125, 120.13 (1), (2) (b) to (g), (3), (7m), (14), (17) to (19), (26), (34), (35), (37), (37m),
11and (38), and (39), 120.137, 120.14, 120.20, 120.21 (3), and 120.25 are applicable to
12a 1st class city school district and board but not, unless explicitly provided in this
13chapter or in the terms of a contract, to the commissioner or to any school transferred
14to an opportunity schools and partnership program.
AB64,1600 15Section 1600. 119.10 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,728,2216 119.10 (3) The board shall hold a regular meeting at least once each month at
17times fixed and published by the board in its rules. If a regular board meeting falls
18on a legal holiday, it shall be held on the next business day. Special meetings may
19be called and held as provided by the rules of the board. No business may be
20transacted at a special meeting other than that specified in the notice of the meeting,
21which shall be delivered personally or by mail to each member at least 24 hours
22before the time of such meeting.
AB64,1601 23Section 1601. 119.16 (16) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64,729,324 119.16 (16) Summer school grants. (a) The board shall develop and establish
25a grant program under which the board annually awards grants to public schools,

1except charter schools authorized under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x), located in the city to
2do any of the following to increase pupil attendance, improve academic achievement,
3or expose pupils to innovative learning activities:
AB64,729,44 1. Develop a summer school program.
AB64,729,55 2. Redesign a summer school program.
AB64,729,66 3. Implement a summer school program.
AB64,729,107 (b) In each school year, from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (dj), the state
8superintendent shall distribute to the board the total amount requested by the board
9to pay grants to schools under par. (a) in that school year. The board may not request
10more than the amount appropriated under s. 20.255 (2) (dj) in any school year.
AB64,1602 11Section 1602. 119.23 (2) (a) 1. b. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,730,1812 119.23 (2) (a) 1. b. The private school or the pupil's parent or guardian submits
13to the department of public instruction the names, addresses, social security
14numbers, and other state and federal tax identification numbers, if any, of the pupil's
15parents or legal guardians that reside in the same household as the pupil, whether
16and to whom the parents or legal guardians are married, the names of all of the other
17members of the pupil's family residing in the same household as the pupil, and the
18school year for which family income is being verified under this subd. 1. b. The
19department of revenue shall review the information submitted under this subd. 1.
20b. and shall verify the eligibility or ineligibility of the pupil to participate in the
21program under this section on the basis of family income. In this subdivision, “family
22income" means federal adjusted gross income of the parents or legal guardians
23residing in the same household as the pupil for the tax year preceding the school year
24for which family income is being verified under this subd. 1. b. or, if not available, for
25the tax year preceding the tax year preceding the school year for which family income

1is being verified under this subd. 1. b. Family income for a family in which the pupil's
2parents are married or in which the pupil's legal guardians are married shall be
3reduced by $7,000 before the verification is made under this subd. 1. b. The
4department of revenue may take no other action on the basis of the information
5submitted under this subd. 1. b. If the department of revenue is unable to verify
6family income or to verify whether the pupil is eligible or ineligible to participate in
7the program under this section on the basis of family income, the department of
8revenue shall notify the department of public instruction, the private school, and the
9pupil's parent or guardian
of this fact and the department of public instruction shall
10utilize an alternative process, to be established by the department of public
11instruction, to determine whether the pupil is eligible to participate in the program
12under this section on the basis of family income. The department of public
13instruction may not request any additional verification of income from the family of
14a pupil once the department of revenue has verified that the pupil is eligible to
15participate in the program under this section on the basis of family income. The
16department of public instruction shall establish a procedure for determining family
17income eligibility for those pupils for whom no social security number or state or
18federal tax identification number has been provided.
AB64,1603 19Section 1603. 119.23 (2) (a) 8. of the statutes is repealed.
AB64,1604 20Section 1604. 119.23 (2) (ag) 2. a. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,730,2421 119.23 (2) (ag) 2. a. By August 1 of the school year immediately preceding the
22school year in which the new private school intends to participate in the program
23under this section, submit to the department the information required under sub.
24(6m) (a) and (c) (6p) (a) and (b).
AB64,1605 25Section 1605. 119.23 (2) (ag) 3. of the statutes is repealed.
AB64,1606
1Section 1606. 119.23 (4) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,731,52 119.23 (4) (a) Annually, on or before October 1 September 15, a private school
3participating in the program under this section shall file with the department a
4report stating its summer daily attendance for each day of summer school for the
5purpose of sub. (4m).
AB64,1607 6Section 1607. 119.23 (6m) (b) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,731,87 119.23 (6m) (b) (intro.) Annually, by August 1st, provide to the department the
8material specified in par. (a) and
all of the following information:
AB64,1608 9Section 1608. 119.23 (6m) (bm) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64,731,1110 119.23 (6m) (bm) Upon request of the department, provide a copy of any policy
11described in par. (a).
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