2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 121. School finance.
121.905 Applicability.

121.905

121.905 Applicability.

121.905(1)

(1) In this section, "revenue ceiling" means $9,000 in the 2009-10 school year and in the 2010-11 school year and $9,800 in any subsequent school year.

121.905(2)

(2) The revenue limit under s. 121.91 does not apply to any school district in any school year in which its base revenue per member, as calculated under sub. (3), is less than its revenue ceiling.

121.905(3)

(3) A school district's base revenue per member is determined as follows:

121.905(3)(a)

(a)

121.905(3)(a)1.

1. Except as provided under subds. 2. and 3., calculate the sum of the amount of state aid received in the previous school year and property taxes levied for the previous school year, excluding property taxes levied for the purpose of s. 120.13 (19) and excluding funds described under s. 121.91 (4) (c), and the costs of the county children with disabilities education board program, as defined in s. 121.135 (2) (a) 2., for pupils who were school district residents and solely enrolled in a special education program provided by a county children with disabilities education board in the previous school year.

121.905(3)(a)2.

2. For a school district created under s. 117.105, for the school year beginning with the effective date of the reorganization, perform the following calculations:

121.905(3)(a)2.a.

a. Calculate the sum under subd. 1. for each of the school districts from which territory was detached to create the new school district.

121.905(3)(a)2.b.

b. For each of those school districts, divide the result in subd. 2. a. by the number of pupils enrolled in that school district in the previous school year.

121.905(3)(a)2.c.

c. For each of those school districts, multiply the result in subd. 2. b. by the number of pupils enrolled in that school district in the previous school year who resided in territory that was detached to create the new school district.

121.905(3)(a)2.d.

d. Calculate the sum of the amounts determined under subd. 2. c.

121.905(3)(a)3.

3. For a school district from which territory was detached to create a new school district under s. 117.105, for the school year beginning with the effective date of the reorganization, perform the following calculations:

121.905(3)(a)3.a.

a. Calculate the sum under subd. 1. for each of the school districts from which territory was detached to create the new school district.

121.905(3)(a)3.b.

b. For each of those school districts, divide the result in subd. 3. a. by the number of pupils enrolled in that school district in the previous school year.

121.905(3)(a)3.c.

c. For each of those school districts, multiply the result in subd. 3. b. by the number of pupils enrolled in that school district in the previous school year who did not reside in territory that was detached to create the new school district.

121.905(3)(b)

(b)

121.905(3)(b)1.

1. Except as provided under subds. 2. and 3., divide the result in par. (a) 1. by the sum of the average of the number of pupils enrolled in the 3 previous school years and the number of pupils enrolled who were school district residents and solely enrolled in a special education program provided by a county children with disabilities education board program in the previous school year.

121.905(3)(b)2.

2. For a school district created under s. 117.105, for the school year beginning with the effective date of the reorganization, divide the result in par. (a) 2. by the number of pupils who in the previous school year were enrolled in a school district from which territory was detached to create the new school district and who resided in the detached territory; for the school year beginning on the first July 1 following the effective date of the reorganization, divide the result in par. (a) 2. by the number of pupils in the previous school year; and for the school year beginning on the 2nd July 1 following the effective date of the reorganization, divide the result in par. (a) 2. by the average of the number of pupils in the 2 previous school years.

121.905(3)(b)3.

3. For a school district from which territory was detached to create a new school district under s. 117.105, for the school year beginning with the effective date of the reorganization, divide the result in par. (a) 3. by the number of pupils who in the previous school year were enrolled in the school district and who did not reside in territory that was detached to create the new school district; for the school year beginning on the first July 1 following the effective date of the reorganization, divide the result in par. (a) 3. by the number of pupils enrolled in the previous school year; and for the school year beginning on the 2nd July 1 following the effective date of the reorganization, divide the result in par. (a) 3. by the average of the number of pupils enrolled in the 2 previous school years.

121.905(3)(c)

(c)

121.905(3)(c)2.

2. For the limit for the 1996-97 school year, add $206 to the result under par. (b).

121.905(3)(c)3.

3. For the limit for the 1997-98 school year, add the result under s. 121.91 (2m) (c) 2. to the result under par. (b).

121.905(3)(c)3g.

3g. For the limit for the 2009-10 or 2010-11 school year, add $200 to the result under par. (b).

121.905(3)(c)3r.

3r. For the limit for the 2011-12 school year, add $275 to the result under par. (b).

121.905(3)(c)4.

4. For the limit for the 2012-13 school year or for any school year thereafter, add the result under s. 121.91 (2m) (h) 2. to the result under par. (b).

121.905(4)

(4)

121.905(4)(a)

(a) A school district that is exempt from the revenue limits under sub. (2) may not increase its base revenue per member to an amount that is greater than its revenue ceiling.

121.905(4)(b)

(b)

121.905(4)(b)1.

1. A school district may increase its revenue ceiling by following the procedures prescribed in s. 121.91 (3).

121.905(4)(b)2.

2. The department shall, under s. 121.91 (4), adjust the revenue ceiling otherwise applicable to a school district under this section as if the revenue ceiling constituted a revenue limit under s. 121.91 (2m).

121.905 - ANNOT.

History: 1995 a. 27; 1997 a. 27, 113, 164, 286; 1999 a. 9, 32; 2001 a. 16; 2003 a. 33; 2005 a. 25, 219; 2007 a. 20; 2009 a. 28.

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