The development and implementation of a policy to award course credit for relevant educational experience or training not obtained through an institution of higher education, including skills training received during military service.
Subject to modification by the joint committee on finance under subd. 2.
, allocations under the formula established under subd. 1.
shall be based on a district's performance with respect to 7 of the 10 criteria specified in subd. 1. a.
, and the board shall allow each district to designate the criteria used for the allocations.
No later than March 31, 2014, the board shall submit a plan for making allocations pursuant to the formula established under subd. 1.
to the joint committee on finance. If the cochairpersons of the joint committee on finance do not notify the board within 14 working days after the date of the submittal of the plan that the committee has scheduled a meeting to review the plan, the board shall implement the plan. If, within 14 working days after the date of the submittal of the plan, the cochairpersons of the committee notify the board that the committee has scheduled a meeting to review the plan, the board may not implement the plan unless the committee approves or modifies the plan. If the committee modifies the plan, the board may implement the plan only as modified by the committee.
In each fiscal year, beginning in fiscal year 2014-15, the board shall submit a report to the joint committee on finance that describes how the amount appropriated under s. 20.292 (1) (d)
is allocated to each district under the plan administered under subd. 2.
The report shall describe all of the following:
The amount allocated to each district in the fiscal year under the formula administered under the plan.
The methodologies used to make a district's allocation described under subd. 3. a.
based on the district's performance described under subd. 3. b.
The performance of the technical college system as a whole with respect to each criterion specified in subd. 1. a.
The board shall make the report submitted under subd. 3.
available to the public. Each district board that maintains an Internet site shall make the report available to the public at the Internet site.
The board shall include in its biennial budget request under s. 16.42
any legislative proposals that the board recommends that relate to the criteria specified in subd. 1. a.
or to the plan or formula approved or modified by the joint committee on finance under subd. 2.
Except for the percentages of funding specified in this subdivision to be distributed under par. (be)
, all of the amount appropriated shall be distributed under par. (b)
In fiscal year 2016-17 and each fiscal year thereafter, the percentage is 30 percent.
The board shall reduce each district's aid payment under par. (b) 2.
, or the amount allocated to each district under the plan administered under par. (be) 2.
, by the district's share of the amount necessary to produce and distribute the statewide guide under s. 38.04 (18)
, as determined by the board.
Notwithstanding pars. (b)
, and (bm)
, the board may withhold, suspend or reduce in whole or in part payment of state aid under this subsection to any district board whose program or educational personnel does not meet minimum standards set by the board or which violates this chapter or any rule promulgated by the board under the authority of this chapter. The board shall discontinue aids to those programs which are no longer necessary to meet needs within the state.
Aids shall not be paid to a district board for any program unless the intended content of each course has been thoroughly described, and the program has been designated and approved by the state director and reviewed by the board. The board shall establish procedures to implement this subsection which shall enhance the district's ability to respond rapidly to the needs of its citizens.
The board shall compile information on anticipated cost for each succeeding fiscal year by the preceding January 1.
From the appropriation under s. 20.292 (1) (f)
, the board may pay to any district that does not have an institution or college campus located within the district an amount equal to that portion of the instructional costs of the district's collegiate transfer program not supported by fees and tuition that is equal to the state support of similar programs in the University of Wisconsin System, as determined by the board. In this subsection, “institution" and “college campus" have the meanings specified under s. 36.05
State aid shall not be paid to a district for any year, unless every teacher, administrator, principal and supervisor employed by the district during that year is under a contract providing for leave of absence by reason of sickness of such person, without deduction from salary, for not less than 5 days per year and for accumulation of unused sick leave from year to year to a total of not less than 30 days. No allowance may be paid for such absences from teaching or other educational services rendered in evening school by any person employed at least 30 hours per week in day school. This subsection does not apply to a person employed by the district board for less than 30 hours per week.
History: 1971 c. 154
; 1973 c. 90
; 1975 c. 39
; 1977 c. 29
; 1979 c. 34
; 1981 c. 20
; 1983 a. 27
; 1985 a. 29
; 1985 a. 332
s. 251 (3)
; 1987 a. 27
; 1989 a. 31
; 1991 a. 39
; 1993 a. 16
; 1995 a. 27
, 9145 (1)
; 1995 a. 225
; 1997 a. 27
; 1999 a. 9
; 2001 a. 16
; 2003 a. 33
; 2005 a. 25
; 2013 a. 20
; 2015 a. 55
; 2017 a. 59
See also ch. TCS 10
, Wis. adm. code.
Chauffeur training grants. 38.29(1)(1)
The board may award grants to district boards under this section for the development of advanced chauffeur training facilities, the acquisition of instructional equipment for such facilities, operational costs associated with the maintenance of such facilities and equipment and costs incurred in the coordination of the training programs.
Any district board receiving aid under s. 38.28 (2) (g)
may apply to the board for a grant for the purposes described under sub. (1)
The board shall review the application according to criteria and procedures established by the board. If an application submitted under par. (a)
is approved, the board shall notify the district board of the amount and conditions of the grant to be awarded.
Each district board receiving a grant under this section shall, by September 1 of the fiscal year following receipt of the grant, file a report with the board. The report shall evaluate the district board's performance in attaining the goals specified in the application submitted under sub. (2) (a)
Special aid for veterans. 38.30(1)(a)
District boards may receive payments from the U.S. department of veterans affairs for tuition to cover the cost of training for resident and nonresident students who are enrolled in district schools and are veterans eligible for benefits under federal law.
District boards may receive payments from the department of workforce development under s. 47.02
to cover the cost of training for resident and nonresident students who are enrolled in district schools and are veterans ineligible for benefits under par. (a)
District boards shall not receive payments under this subsection which, together with other receipts for the same purpose exclusive of the funds provided under s. 38.16
, would exceed the full cost of training provided such veterans.
The amounts received for nonresidents under this subsection shall not be less than the amounts specified in s. 38.24 (3)
but may exceed such amounts.
Upon the authorization of a school board or district board, the board may enter into contracts with the U.S. department of veterans affairs for training in vocational agriculture to be provided by such school board or district board to veterans eligible for benefits under federal law. The board shall receive from the U.S. department of veterans affairs payments granted to cover the cost of administration by the board and, to be paid to the school board or district board, payments granted to cover the cost of such training.
Veteran grant jobs pilot program. 38.31(1)(a)
The board shall establish a veteran grant jobs pilot program. Under this program, the board shall, subject to par. (b)
, award grants to district boards that request funding to support programs or services for veterans. Grants awarded under this section shall be awarded through a competitive grant process and paid from the appropriation under s. 20.292 (1) (r)
. No grant may be awarded under this section after June 30, 2017.
Before awarding any grant under par. (a)
, the board shall secure additional funding commitments of at least $500,000 to match grant awards by the board under par. (a)
. No new state moneys may be contributed toward the matching funds required under this paragraph.
Programs or services eligible for a grant under sub. (1)
include programs or services related to any of the following:
Recruiting, training, or graduating veterans in high-demand fields, as identified by the department of workforce development.
Providing specialized support services for veterans, including career pathway planning, case management, advising by experts in military education related to obtaining credit for prior learning, early alert interventions, and referrals to or subcontracting with external organizations to provide specialized support services.
Work-based learning activities, such as internships, service learning, mentoring, job coaching, and job shadowing.
Specialized instructional methodologies that have been demonstrated to be helpful for veterans to enhance student retention and completion.
Creating, expanding, or implementing innovative methods that provide direct services to veterans, with a goal to support students through specific completion points such as completion of courses, semesters, programs, or certificates.
Counseling or career services, which may include personal, educational, and career development support as well as proactive behavior and crisis intervention services.
Targeted services based on student need such as financial literacy, career assessment and planning services, career workshops, computer skills and study skills workshops, veterans peer support groups, or tutoring or supplemental instruction.
Accommodation and transition services, including assistive technology such as adaptive equipment, instructional aids and devices, and related services for injured veterans.
Providing access or referrals to emergency dependent care and transportation assistance.
Any other program or service for veterans.
Not later than September 1, 2017, the board shall submit a report to the joint committee on finance that includes all of the following information:
The technical colleges that received grant funding under this section and the amount of funding received by each.
The programs or services funded through the grant program under this section.
The total number of veterans supported through the grant program under this section.
The amount of unencumbered funds, if any, that lapsed to the veterans trust fund from the appropriation account under s. 20.292 (1) (r)
at the end of the 2015-17 fiscal biennium.
History: 2015 a. 55
Technical college instructor occupational competency program. 38.32(1)(1)
The board shall establish a technical college instructor occupational competency program. The program shall be designed to provide technical college instructors in district schools with temporary work experiences in business and industry in order to improve their knowledge and skills in the subjects they teach.
The board shall review proposals submitted by district boards that are consistent with sub. (1)
. From the appropriation under s. 20.292 (1) (f)
, the board may award grants to district boards to partially pay the salaries of teachers participating in approved proposals. Any funds received by a district board under this subsection shall be equally matched by the district board.
To the extent possible, grants awarded under sub. (2)
shall be equally distributed on a statewide basis.
Professional development grants. 38.33(1)(1)
From the appropriation under s. 20.292 (1) (f)
, the board may award grants to district boards to establish professional development programs. The programs shall promote all of the following:
Instructor awareness of and expertise in a wide variety of newly emerging technologies.
The integration of learning technologies in curriculum and instruction.
The use of instructional methods that involve emerging technologies.
The board may not award a grant to a district board under this section unless there is a matching fund contribution from the district board equal to at least 50 percent of the grant amount.
Nutritional improvement for elderly. 38.36(1)(1)
In this section, “authorized elderly person" means any resident of this state who is 60 years of age or older, and the spouse of any such person.
Any district approved by the board may establish a system to provide the opportunity for authorized elderly persons to participate in its meal program. If a district board desires to establish such a service, it shall develop a plan for the provision of food services for elderly persons and submit the plan to the board. Annually, the board shall notify the department of public instruction of the approved districts.
Each plan shall provide at least one meal per day for each day that school is in regular session. The district board may provide additional service at other times in its discretion, if the number of eligible persons in the district or adjacent districts is of sufficient size, in the opinion of the board, so that unwarranted production expense is not incurred.
Any district board that operates a food services plan for elderly persons under this section shall make facilities available for service to elderly persons at every technical college in the district that provides hot food service to its students. Upon application, the board may grant exceptions from compliance with this subsection for reasons of safety, convenience or insufficient interest in a given neighborhood.
Meals may be served at schools where they are served to students or at any site more convenient to the majority of authorized elderly persons interested in the service. Food may be transported to authorized elderly persons who are unable to leave their homes or distributed to nonprofit organizations for such purposes. However, no state funds under this section may be used for food delivery to individual homes. The board may require consolidation of programs between districts and between schools if such a procedure will be convenient and economical.
The district board may file a claim with the department of public instruction for reimbursement for reasonable expenses incurred, excluding capital equipment costs, but not to exceed 15 percent of the cost of the meal or 50 cents per meal, whichever is less. Any cost in excess of the lesser amount may be charged to participants. If the department of public instruction approves the claim, it shall certify that payment is due and the secretary of administration shall pay the claim from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (cn)
All meals served must meet the approval of the board, which shall establish minimum nutritional standards and reasonable expenditure limits consistent with the standards and limits established by the state superintendent of public instruction under s. 115.345 (6)
. The board shall give special consideration to the dietary problems of elderly persons in formulating a nutritional plan. However, no district board may be required to provide special foods for individual persons with allergies or medical disorders.
Participants in a program under this section may be required to document their Wisconsin residency in a manner approved by the board. The board may issue identification cards to such persons if necessary. A district board may admit nonresidents who would otherwise qualify into its program, but no state funds under this section may be used to subsidize any portion of the meals served to such persons.
The board shall adopt reasonable rules necessary to implement this section.
Services for students with disabilities.
Annually the board may award a grant to each district board, from the appropriation under s. 20.292 (1) (f)
, to assist in funding transitional services for students with disabilities. Each district board shall contribute matching funds equal to 25 percent of the amount awarded.