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121.85(6)(ar)1.1. In the 1999-2000 school year, the department shall pay to the school district operating under ch. 119 the greater of the following:
121.85(6)(ar)1.a. a. The amount of aid received in the 1998-99 school year under par. (a).
121.85(6)(ar)1.b. b. The amount of aid to which the school district is entitled under par. (a).
121.85(6)(ar)2. 2. Except as provided in subd. 3., in the 2000-01 school year and in each school year thereafter, the department shall pay to the school district operating under ch. 119 the greater of the following:
121.85(6)(ar)2.a. a. The amount of aid received in the 1998-99 school year under par. (a), less the reduction under par. (am).
121.85(6)(ar)2.b. b. The amount of aid to which the school district is entitled under par. (a), less the reduction under par. (am).
121.85(6)(ar)2.c. c. The amount of aid to which the school district is entitled under par. (as), less the reduction under par. (am).
121.85(6)(ar)3.a.a. If one or more bonds are issued under s. 66.1333 (5r), subd. 2. does not apply beginning in the first fiscal year following certification by the secretary of administration to the department that the last principal and interest payment on the bonds has been made.
121.85(6)(ar)3.b. b. If no bonds are issued under s. 66.1333 (5r) by the date specified in that section, subd. 2. does not apply beginning in the first fiscal year following that date.
121.85(6)(as) (as) Intradistrict transfer aid hold harmless. Subject to par. (ar):
121.85(6)(as)1. 1. In the 2015-16 school year, the school district of attendance of pupils transferring from one attendance area to another under subs. (3) (b) and (4) is entitled to the greater of the following:
121.85(6)(as)1.a. a. The amount of aid to which the school district is entitled under par. (a).
121.85(6)(as)1.b. b. The amount of aid to which the school district was entitled under par. (a) in the 2014-15 school year multiplied by 0.875.
121.85(6)(as)2. 2. In the 2016-17 school year, the school district of attendance of pupils transferring from one attendance area to another under subs. (3) (b) and (4) is entitled to the greater of the following:
121.85(6)(as)2.a. a. The amount of aid to which the school district is entitled under par. (a).
121.85(6)(as)2.b. b. The amount of aid to which the school district was entitled under par. (a) in the 2014-15 school year multiplied by 0.75.
121.85(6)(as)3. 3. In the 2017-18 school year, the school district of attendance of pupils transferring from one attendance area to another under subs. (3) (b) and (4) is entitled to the greater of the following:
121.85(6)(as)3.a. a. The amount of aid to which the school district is entitled under par. (a).
121.85(6)(as)3.b. b. The amount of aid to which the school district was entitled under par. (a) in the 2014-15 school year multiplied by 0.625.
121.85(6)(as)4. 4. In the 2018-19 school year, the school district of attendance of pupils transferring from one attendance area to another under subs. (3) (b) and (4) is entitled to the greater of the following:
121.85(6)(as)4.a. a. The amount of aid to which the school district is entitled under par. (a).
121.85(6)(as)4.b. b. The amount of aid to which the school district was entitled under par. (a) in the 2014-15 school year multiplied by 0.50.
121.85(6)(as)5. 5. In the 2019-20 school year, the school district of attendance of pupils transferring from one attendance area to another under subs. (3) (b) and (4) is entitled to the greater of the following:
121.85(6)(as)5.a. a. The amount of aid to which the school district is entitled under par. (a).
121.85(6)(as)5.b. b. The amount of aid to which the school district was entitled under par. (a) in the 2014-15 school year multiplied by 0.375.
121.85(6)(as)6. 6. In the 2020-21 school year, the school district of attendance of pupils transferring from one attendance area to another under subs. (3) (b) and (4) is entitled to the greater of the following:
121.85(6)(as)6.a. a. The amount of aid to which the school district is entitled under par. (a).
121.85(6)(as)6.b. b. The amount of aid to which the school district was entitled under par. (a) in the 2014-15 school year multiplied by 0.25.
121.85(6)(as)7. 7. In the 2021-22 school year, the school district of attendance of pupils transferring from one attendance area to another under subs. (3) (b) and (4) is entitled to the greater of the following:
121.85(6)(as)7.a. a. The amount of aid to which the school district is entitled under par. (a).
121.85(6)(as)7.b. b. The amount of aid to which the school district was entitled under par. (a) in the 2014-15 school year multiplied by 0.125.
121.85(6)(b) (b) Interdistrict transfer.
121.85(6)(b)2.2. Subject to par. (bm), in each school year, the school district of attendance of pupils transferring from one school district to another under sub. (3) (a) shall receive an amount equal to that produced by multiplying the number of pupils transferred into the school district under sub. (3) (a) in the previous school year by the amount produced by dividing the school district's net school cost by the sum of the membership, plus the number of pupils transferred into the school district of attendance in the previous school year under sub. (3) (a).
121.85(6)(b)3. 3. If, in the 1994-95 school year, the number of pupils transferring from one school district to another under sub. (3) (a) constitute 5 percent or more of the total membership of the school district of attendance, in the 1995-96 school year the school district of attendance shall receive an amount equal to 1.2 multiplied by the amount to which the district is entitled under subd. 2.
121.85(6)(bm) (bm) Interdistrict transfer aid hold harmless.
121.85(6)(bm)1. 1. In the 2015-16 school year, the school district of attendance of pupils transferring from one school district to another under sub. (3) (a) is entitled to the greater of the following:
121.85(6)(bm)1.a. a. The amount of aid to which the school district is entitled under par. (b).
121.85(6)(bm)1.b. b. The amount of aid to which the school district was entitled under par. (b) in the 2014-15 school year multiplied by 0.875.
121.85(6)(bm)2. 2. In the 2016-17 school year, the school district of attendance of pupils transferring from one school district to another under sub. (3) (a) is entitled to the greater of the following:
121.85(6)(bm)2.a. a. The amount of aid to which the school district is entitled under par. (b).
121.85(6)(bm)2.b. b. The amount of aid to which the school district was entitled under par. (b) in the 2014-15 school year multiplied by 0.75.
121.85(6)(bm)3. 3. In the 2017-18 school year, the school district of attendance of pupils transferring from one school district to another under sub. (3) (a) is entitled to the greater of the following:
121.85(6)(bm)3.a. a. The amount of aid to which the school district is entitled under par. (b).
121.85(6)(bm)3.b. b. The amount of aid to which the school district was entitled under par. (b) in the 2014-15 school year multiplied by 0.625.
121.85(6)(bm)4. 4. In the 2018-19 school year, the school district of attendance of pupils transferring from one school district to another under sub. (3) (a) is entitled to the greater of the following:
121.85(6)(bm)4.a. a. The amount of aid to which the school district is entitled under par. (b).
121.85(6)(bm)4.b. b. The amount of aid to which the school district was entitled under par. (b) in the 2014-15 school year multiplied by 0.50.
121.85(6)(bm)5. 5. In the 2019-20 school year, the school district of attendance of pupils transferring from one school district to another under sub. (3) (a) is entitled to the greater of the following:
121.85(6)(bm)5.a. a. The amount of aid to which the school district is entitled under par. (b).
121.85(6)(bm)5.b. b. The amount of aid to which the school district was entitled under par. (b) in the 2014-15 school year multiplied by 0.375.
121.85(6)(bm)6. 6. In the 2020-21 school year, the school district of attendance of pupils transferring from one school district to another under sub. (3) (a) is entitled to the greater of the following:
121.85(6)(bm)6.a. a. The amount of aid to which the school district is entitled under par. (b).
121.85(6)(bm)6.b. b. The amount of aid to which the school district was entitled under par. (b) in the 2014-15 school year multiplied by 0.25.
121.85(6)(bm)7. 7. In the 2021-22 school year, the school district of attendance of pupils transferring from one school district to another under sub. (3) (a) is entitled to the greater of the following:
121.85(6)(bm)7.a. a. The amount of aid to which the school district is entitled under par. (b).
121.85(6)(bm)7.b. b. The amount of aid to which the school district was entitled under par. (b) in the 2014-15 school year multiplied by 0.125.
121.85(6)(c) (c) Special applications. If a school district finds that it has incurred costs beyond aids received because of the number of pupils which it has accepted as transfers under this section, it may apply to the department for supplementary aids under this subsection. If the department finds that the school district has incurred costs for which reimbursement has not been made under par. (b) 2. or 3., it shall supplement the state aids paid to the district under this section in an amount equal to the unreimbursed cost.
121.85(6)(d) (d) Aid in lieu of tuition. Aid payments under this section shall be in lieu of tuition payments required under subch. V. Aid payments under this section shall not be made for interdistrict transfers under sub. (6) (b), if tuition payments are made from funds received by the school district of residence under P.L. 73-167 and P.L. 81-874, as amended, for pupils so transferring from such district of residence.
121.85(6)(e) (e) Sources of aid payments. State aid under this section shall be paid from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (ac).
121.85(6)(g) (g) Minority census tracts.
121.85(6)(g)1.1. In this paragraph:
121.85(6)(g)1.a. a. “Base year enrollment" means the number of pupils enrolled in the nonspecialty public schools located in minority census tracts in the 1984-85 school year.
121.85(6)(g)1.b. b. “Minority census tract" means a census tract that has a nonwhite population of 20 percent or more, according to the most recent federal decennial census, and that is located in a school district containing a 1st class city.
121.85(6)(g)2. 2. Each pupil attending a nonspecialty public school in a minority census tract who is in excess of the base year enrollment shall be counted as an additional 0.2 pupil in membership for general aid under subch. II.
121.85(6)(h) (h) Sunset. Beginning on July 14, 2015, a school district may not receive state aid under this section unless all of the following conditions are satisfied:
121.85(6)(h)1. 1. A pupil is attending a public school in the school district under one of the following:
121.85(6)(h)1.a. a. A transfer agreement under sub. (3).
121.85(6)(h)1.b. b. A plan that has been deemed a transfer agreement under sub. (4) (a) or approved under sub. (4) (b).
121.85(6)(h)1.c. c. A part-time transfer under sub. (5).
121.85(6)(h)2. 2. The attendance of the pupil in the public school pursuant to the transfer agreement, plan, or part-time transfer described in subd. 1. complies with sub. (2).
121.85(6)(h)3. 3. One of the following conditions is satisfied:
121.85(6)(h)3.a. a. The pupil described in subd. 1. attended a public school in the school district under one of the following in the 2015-16 school year: a transfer agreement under sub. (3); a plan that has been deemed a transfer agreement under sub. (4) (a) or approved under sub. (4) (b); or a part-time transfer under sub. (5).
121.85(6)(h)3.b. b. The school district is a unified high school district and the pupil described in subd. 1. is attending the high school in the unified high school district under a transfer agreement under sub. (3) (a) 2. d.
121.85(6m) (6m) Use of aid for lease or loan payments. If the board of directors of the school district operating under ch. 119 leases buildings or sites from the redevelopment authority of the city or borrows money from the redevelopment authority of the city under s. 119.16 (3) (c), it may use intradistrict transfer aid under sub. (6) to make lease payments or repay the loan. If the board of school directors decides to use the aid to make lease payments or repay the loan, it may request the department to remit the intradistrict transfer aid under sub. (6) to the redevelopment authority of the city of Milwaukee in an annual amount agreed to by the board of school directors and the department, and the department shall ensure that the aid remittance does not affect the amount determined to be received by the board of school directors as state aid under s. 121.08 for any other purpose.
121.85(7) (7) Transportation. Transportation shall be provided to pupils transferring schools under this section if required under subch. IV. Transportation for a pupil attending a public school under sub. (3) (a) outside the pupil's school district of residence shall be provided pursuant to agreement between the school district of residence and the school district of attendance. If either the school district of residence or the school district of attendance operates a program of intradistrict transfers under sub. (3) (b), that school district shall be responsible for the cost of transportation. The school district may meet this responsibility either by contracting directly for provision of transportation or by reimbursing another school district for the cost of such a contract. Transportation for a pupil attending a public school under sub. (3) (b) outside his or her attendance area of residence may be provided by his or her school district. A school district providing transportation under this subsection may not claim transportation aid under subch. IV for pupils so transported. A school district that transports a pupil who moves outside his or her attendance district during the school year to the school in the pupil's former attendance district may use intradistrict transfer aid under sub. (6) to pay the costs of transporting the pupil.
121.85(8) (8) Transferred pupils. Pupils transferring schools under this section shall be subject to the same rules and regulations as resident pupils and shall have the responsibilities, privileges, and rights of resident pupils in the school district or attendance area. Subject to this subsection, a pupil transferring schools under either sub. (3) (a) or (b) has the right to complete his or her education at the elementary, middle, or high school to which he or she transfers so long as full funding therefor is available under s. 20.255 (2) (ac).
121.85(9) (9) Planning councils.
121.85(9)(a)(a) Annually on or before October 1, the school board of each school district lying wholly or partially within a county having a population of 750,000 or more shall organize a planning council with the school board of the school district within such county containing a 1st class city. Each planning council shall consist of 10 members, 5 members from the school district containing a 1st class city and 5 members from the school district which does not contain a 1st class city. The representatives of the planning council from each school district shall include, for terms of membership determined by the school board, 3 school board members, the school district administrator and one public member who resides in the school district. In the case of school districts containing a 1st class city, the school board may appoint the same persons as representatives to more than one planning council, and the school district administrator may select a representative to serve in his or her place on any planning council. Within 180 days after its appointment, each planning council shall make a recommendation to its appointing school boards on a cooperative program designed to facilitate transfers under sub. (3) (a) for the ensuing school term to promote cultural and racial integration. The recommendations shall include achievement and other relevant factors for the school boards to consider in permitting pupils to transfer for the purpose of facilitating, so far as possible, a balanced representation of the pupils who might transfer under sub. (3) (a). Within 90 days after receiving the recommendation of the planning council, each school board shall determine the extent to which its district will participate in the cooperative program. Upon making its determination, each school board shall disseminate information concerning the cooperative program to pupils and parents and guardians of pupils in the school district. Information shall be disseminated regarding the availability of transfers, the nature of the transportation to be provided, the courses and programs to be available to transfer pupils and any other aspects which the school board determines to be appropriate.
121.85(9)(b) (b) Within 90 days after determining that its district will participate in transfers under this section, the school board of a district not subject to par. (a) shall make appointments to, and shall organize with other participating school districts, a planning council to make recommendations to facilitate cooperative programs.
121.85(9)(c) (c) The obligation under par. (a) to organize planning councils shall apply only with regard to school terms for which full pupil transfer aids are appropriated under s. 20.255 (2) (ac) and planning council assistance funds are appropriated under s. 20.255 (1) (a).
121.85 Note NOTE: Chapter 220, laws of 1975, which created this section, contains a legislative declaration of policy in section 1 of the act.
121.86 121.86 Merged attendance area programs.
121.86(1)(1)Definitions. In this section:
121.86(1)(a) (a) “Base school" means the school in a merged attendance area that has the lowest enrollment of the schools in the merged attendance area.
121.86(1)(b) (b) “Merged attendance area" means an attendance area that contains one of the following:
121.86(1)(b)1. 1. Two or more schools that offer elementary grades, with each such grade offered at only one school.
121.86(1)(b)2. 2. Two or more schools that offer middle school grades, with each such grade offered at only one school.
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2019-20 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2021 Wis. Act 267 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on June 17, 2022. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after June 17, 2022, are designated by NOTES. (Published 6-17-22)