2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 115. State superintendent; general classifications and definitions; children with disabilities.
115.387 School performance improvement grants.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 115.387 (2017)

115.387 School performance improvement grants.

(1) In this section:

(a) “Accountability report” means the school and school district accountability report published under s. 115.385.

(b) “Eligible school” means any of the following that is located within the geographical boundaries of an eligible school district:

1. A public school that is under the control of a school board, including a charter school under contract with the school board.

2. A charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x).

3. A private school participating in the program under s. 118.60 or 119.23.

(c) “Eligible school district” means any of the following:

1. A school district that was placed in the lowest performance category on the accountability report in the previous school year.

2. A 1st class city school district.

(d)

1. For purposes of a public school that is under the control of a school board, “number of pupils enrolled” has the meaning given in s. 115.437 (1).

2. For purposes of a charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x), “number of pupils enrolled” means the number of pupils attending the charter school.

3. For purposes of a private school participating in the program under s. 118.60 or 119.23, “number of pupils enrolled” means the number of pupils attending the private school under the program under s. 118.60 or 119.23.

(2) Beginning in the 2018-19 school year and in each school year thereafter, subject to sub. (4), the department shall award a grant in an amount determined under sub. (3) to each eligible school that satisfies all of the following:

(a) The eligible school develops a written school improvement plan to improve pupil performance in math and reading.

(b) If the eligible school received a grant under this section in the previous school year, the numerical score that was the basis for the eligible school's performance category on the accountability report in the previous school year was greater than the numerical score that was the basis for the eligible school's performance category on the accountability report in the school year preceding the previous school year.

(3) The department shall calculate the amount of an eligible school's grant under sub. (2) as follows:

(a) Determine the total number of pupils enrolled in all eligible schools that are entitled to a grant under this section in the current school year.

(b) Divide the amount appropriated under s. 20.255 (2) (dg) for the current school year by the number of pupils determined under par. (a).

(c) Multiply the quotient determined in par. (b) by the number of pupils enrolled in the eligible school in the current school year.

(4) In each school year, the department may not award a grant under sub. (2) before the department of administration approves the per pupil amount calculated under sub. (3) (b) for that school year.

(5) A school board shall distribute funds it receives under this section to the school administrator of the eligible school that earned the award under this section.

History: 2017 a. 59.

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