2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 115. State superintendent; general classifications and definitions; children with disabilities.
115.438 Personal electronic computing devices; grant program.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 115.438 (2017)

115.438 Personal electronic computing devices; grant program.

(1) In this section:

(a) “Membership" has the meaning given in s. 121.004 (5).

(b) “Personal electronic computing device” means an electronic computing device that satisfies all of the following criteria:

1. The electronic computing device is a mobile device.

2. The electronic computing device is assignable to an individual pupil to be used solely by that pupil.

3. The electronic computing device may be used to access the Internet.

(2) Any of the following may apply for a grant under this section:

(a) A school board.

(b) An operator of a charter school under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x).

(c) The governing body of a private school.

(d) A tribal school.

(3) A recipient of a grant under this section may use the grant only for the following purposes:

(a) To purchase personal electronic computing devices.

(b) To purchase software for personal electronic computing devices.

(c) To purchase curriculum, including any related educational content or materials, a portion or all of which includes content that may be accessed on a personal electronic computing device.

(d) To train professional staff on how to effectively incorporate personal electronic computing devices into a classroom and into the high school curriculum.

(4)

(a) Beginning in the 2018-19 school year and ending in the 2022-23 school year, from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (aw) and subject to pars. (b) and (c), the department shall pay to each school district, operator of a charter school under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x), governing body of a private school, and tribal school that applies for a grant under this section an amount calculated by multiplying $125 by one of the following:

1. For a school district, the number of 9th grade pupils included in the school district's membership in the previous school year.

2. For an operator of a charter school under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x), the number of 9th grade pupils attending the charter school in the current school year.

3. For a governing body of a private school, the number of 9th grade pupils attending the private school in the current school year.

4. For a tribal school, the number of 9th grade pupils attending the tribal school in the current school year.

(b) As a condition of receiving a grant under par. (a), an applicant shall demonstrate to the satisfaction of the department that the applicant will provide matching funds in an amount equal to the grant award.

(c) If the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (aw) in any fiscal year is insufficient to pay the full amount under par. (a), the department shall prorate the payments among the eligible applicants.

History: 2017 a. 59.

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