2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 115. State superintendent; general classifications and definitions; children with disabilities.
115.883 Supplemental special education aid.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 115.883 (2017)

115.883 Supplemental special education aid.

(1) Beginning in the 2008-09 school year, from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (be), the department shall pay supplemental special education aid to school districts to which all of the following apply:

(a) In the previous school year, the school district's revenue authority per pupil under subch. VII of ch. 121 was below the statewide average.

(b) In the previous school year, the school district's expenditures for special education constituted more than 16 percent of the school district's total expenditures.

(c) In the previous school year, the school district's membership, as defined in s. 121.004 (5), was less than 2,000 pupils.

(1m) If, in the 2015-16 school year, a school district is not eligible for aid under sub. (1), the department shall, from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (be) and in the manner specified under sub. (2) (a) for school districts eligible for aid under sub. (1), pay supplemental special education aid to the school district if all of the following apply:

(a) In the 2014-15 school year, the school district's revenue authority per pupil under subch. VII of ch. 121 was below the statewide average.

(b) In the 2014-15 school year, the school district's membership, as defined in s. 121.004 (5), was less than 2,000 pupils.

(c) The school district qualified for aid under this section in the 2013-14 school year.

(d) In the 2013-14 school year, the school district experienced a natural disaster, including a fire, that caused the school district's total costs to increase such that the school district's expenditures for special education constituted less than 16 percent of the school district's total expenditures in the 2014-15 school year.

(2)

(a) In the 2008-09 school year, the department shall pay each school district eligible for aid under this section the same amount. In each school year thereafter, the department shall distribute aid under this section to eligible school districts proportionally based upon each school district's expenditures for special education in the previous school year, except that in any school year a school district, other than a school district described in par. (b), may receive not less than $50,000, and not more than $150,000 or an amount equal to 50 percent of the school district's expenditures for special education in the previous school year, whichever is less.

(b) If, at the end of the 2014-15 fiscal year and after distributing aid to eligible school districts in the manner specified under par. (a), there are any moneys remaining in the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (be), the department shall distribute the balance of the funds remaining in that appropriation to a school district to which all of the following apply:

1. In the 2013-14 school year, the school district's revenue authority per pupil under subch. VII of ch. 121 was below the statewide average.

2. In the 2013-14 school year, the school district's membership, as defined in s. 121.004 (5), was less than 2,000 pupils.

3. The school district qualified for aid under this section in the 2013-14 school year.

4. In the 2013-14 school year, the school district experienced a natural disaster, including a fire, that caused the school district's total costs to increase such that the school district's expenditures for special education constituted less than 16 percent of the school district's total expenditures in that school year.

(3) A school district receiving aid under s. 115.881 in any school year is not eligible for aid under this section in that school year.

History: 2007 a. 20; 2015 a. 55.

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