2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 121. School finance.
121.86 Merged attendance area programs.

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.

121.86(1)(b)3.

3. Two or more schools that offer high school grades, with each such grade offered at only one school.

121.86(2)

(2) State aid.

121.86(2)(a)

(a) Except as provided under sub. (3), if a school board establishes a merged attendance area after January 1, 1984, for the purpose of reducing racial imbalance in the school district, the school district shall be entitled to an amount determined as follows:

121.86(2)(a)1.

1. Divide the state aid received in the current school year under s. 121.08 by the membership used to compute state aid to the school district for the current school year.

121.86(2)(a)2.

2. Multiply the number of pupils enumerated under pars. (b) and (c) by 0.25.

121.86(2)(a)3.

3. Multiply the quotient under subd. 1. by the product under subd. 2.

121.86(2)(b)

(b) The number of minority group pupils enrolled in the base school, not to exceed:

121.86(2)(b)1.

1. The number of minority group pupils who reside in the merged attendance area; minus

121.86(2)(b)2.

2. The number of minority group pupils enrolled in the base school or 30% of the total enrollment of the base school, whichever is greater.

121.86(2)(c)

(c) The number of minority group pupils enrolled in the nonbase schools located in the merged attendance area or 30% of the total enrollment of such nonbase schools, whichever is less.

121.86(3)

(3) State aid exception. Pupils under sub. (2) (b) and (c) who are enrolled in a kindergarten program or in a preschool program under subch. V of ch. 115 shall be multiplied under sub. (2) (a) 2. by a number equal to the result obtained by multiplying 0.25 by the appropriate fraction under s. 121.004 (7) (c), (cm) or (d).

121.86(4)

(4) Transportation. A school district shall provide transportation to pupils under this section if required under subch. IV, but may not claim transportation aid under subch. IV for the number of pupils determined under sub. (2).

121.86 - ANNOT.

History: 1985 a. 29; 1987 a. 399; 1989 a. 31, 309, 336, 359; 1991 a. 39, 48, 315; 1993 a. 16; 1995 a. 27.

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