Register May 2020 No. 773
Chapter PI 35
MILWAUKEE PARENTAL CHOICE PROGRAM
New private school requirements.
Pupil application requirements.
School year enrollment.
Summer school attendance and payment.
Financial audit supplemental schedule.
School financial requirements.
Fiscal and internal control practices.
First time participant financial requirements.
Lack of financial viability and going concern determinations.
Administrator, teacher and teacher aide requirements.
Income limit calculation.
State aid payment calculation.
Request for a hearing on department action.
Ch. PI 35 Note
Chapter PI 35 was created as an emergency rule effective September 20, 1990. Chapter PI 35 as it existed on July 30, 2016, was repealed and a new chapter PI 35 was created Register July 2016 No. 727
, effective August 1, 2016.
Any qualified pupil in grades kindergarten to 12 who meets the requirements under s. 119.23 (2) (a)
, Stats., may attend any school participating in the Milwaukee parental choice program under s. 119.23
, Stats. This chapter establishes approval criteria and requirements for schools participating in the choice program under s. 119.23
, Stats., and requirements for receipt of state aid under s. 119.23 (4)
PI 35.01 History
History: CR 16-004
: cr. Register July 2016 No. 727
, eff. 8-1-16.
In this chapter:
“4-year-old kindergarten outreach activities" means the direct services that a school provides to 4-year-old kindergarten parents and primary caregivers that have an educational component that fulfills the requirements of s. 121.004 (7) (cm)
“Choice program" means the program established under s. 119.23
, Stats., for pupils residing in the city of Milwaukee.
“Classroom records" means teacher-originated test scores, report cards, progress reports, and attendance records.
“Count date" means the third Friday in September and the second Friday in January except as provided under s. 121.05 (3m)
“Credit" means the credit given to pupils in grades 9 to 12 for successful completion of a school term of study in one course that meets daily for a normal class period or the equivalent established by the governing body of a school.
“Department" means the Wisconsin department of public instruction.
“Financially viable" or “financial viability" means the ability of the school to pay for goods and services, make debt service payments, and pay other obligations as they become due.
“First time participant" means a school that meets one of the following criteria:
The school did not participate in a program under s. 118.60
, Stats., at the time the school filed a notice of intent to participate in the choice program with the department for the following school year.
The school participated in a program under s. 118.60
, Stats., at the time the school filed a notice of intent to participate in the choice program with the department for the following school year but one of the following occurred:
The state superintendent issued an order terminating or barring the school's participation in a program under s. 118.60
“Generally accepted auditing standards" means the auditing standards prescribed by the accounting examining board under s. Accy 1.202
“New private school” means a private school that meets either of the requirements in s. 119.23 (1) (ai) 1. a.
, Stats., for the 12 months immediately preceding either of the dates the school would be required to submit the information under s. PI 35.04 (1)
, except as provided under s. 119.23 (1) (ai) 2.
“Official attendance records" means a listing of all kindergarten through grade 12 pupils enrolled in the school by grade level from the student information system required under s. 115.383 (3) (b)
“Parent" means a parent listed on the pupil application submitted under s. PI 35.05
who is one of the following:
The pupil's biological parent, legal guardian, parent by adoption, or step-parent who resides in the same household as the pupil applicant. A parent on military duty is considered to be residing in the household.
If no individual meets the requirements in par. (a)
, an individual who has the legal authority to make educational decisions for the pupil.
“Professional standards" means all of the following:
Standards established by the accounting examining board under ch. 442
Standards issued by the comptroller general of the United States for engagements in which the use of generally accepted governmental auditing standards is required.
Standards issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
“Reserve" means the difference between the revenue received under ss. 118.60
, Stats., and the amount of net eligible education expenses for pupils participating in a program under ss. 118.60
Special needs scholarship program excluded expenses” means eligible education expenses included under s. PI 49.09 (3) (a)
and costs included as eligible in any statements provided under s. 115.7915 (4c)
, Stats., incurred in that school year.