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Early Childhood 4 year Kindergarten: Act 48

AN ACT to amend 121.02 (1) (f) 2, 121.85 (6) (f) and 121.86 (3); and to create 121.004 (7j (cm) of the statutes relating to counting 4-year-old kindergarten pupils in school district membership for state aid purposes.

SECTION 1. 121.004 (7) (cm) of the statutes is created to read:

121.004 (7) (cm) A pupil enrolled in a 4yearold kindergarten program that provides the required number of hours of direct pupil instruction under s. 121.02 (1) (f) 2 shall be counted as 0.6 pupil if the program annually provides at least 87.5 additional hours of outreach activities.

SECTION 2. 121.02 (1) (f) 2 of the statutes is amended to read:

121.02 (1) (f) 2. Annually, schedule at least 437 hours of direct pupil instruction in kindergarten, at least 1,050 hours of direct pupil instruction in grades I to 6 and at least 1,137 hours of direct pupil instruction in grades 7 to 12. Scheduled hours under this subdivision include recess and time for pupils to transfer between classes but do not include the lunch period. A school board operating a 4vearold kindergarten program may use up to 87.5 of the scheduled hours for outreach activities.

SECTION 3. 121.85 (6) (f) of the statutes is amended to read:

121.85 (6) (f) Exception. A pupil enrolled in a kindergarten program or in a preschool program under subch. V of ch. 115 shall be multiplied under par. (a) 2 by a number equal to the result obtained by multiplying 0.325 by the appropriate fraction under s. 171.004 (7) (c) (Cm) or (d), and shall be counted under par. (b) 1 as a number equal to the result obtained by multiplying 1.0 by the appropriate fraction under s. 121.004 (7) (c). (cm) or (d).

SECTION 4. 121.86 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:

121.86 (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 muitiplying 0.325 by the appropriate fraction under s. 121.004 (7) (c). (cm) or (d).

For questions about this information, contact Sherry Kimball (608) 267-9625