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Summary of 2001 Wisconsin Act 16

2001-03 Biennial Budget Provisions
Related to Elementary and Secondary Education

 

Prepared by Policy and Budget Team
Department of Public Instruction
August, 2001

GENERAL SCHOOL AIDS

General School Aids Funding Level

  • Provide approximately an additional $120 million GPR in general school aids in FY02 and $290 million GPR above base in FY03 in order to maintain the state’s two-thirds funding commitment.

Secondary Cost Ceiling

  • Beginning with general equalization aid paid in FY02, set the secondary cost ceiling in the school aid formula at an amount equal to 90% of the prior year statewide shared cost per member.
  • Delete the requirement that the secondary cost ceiling be adjusted annually by inflation.

Special Adjustment Aid

  • As proposed by the department, clarify that in calculating special adjustment aid, any prior year general school aid adjustments made by the department that are paid in the current school year be included as prior year, rather than current year, aid payments for the comparison of aid payments in the prior and current years.

Clarify Treatment of Computer Aid for Equalization Aid Purposes

  • As proposed by the department, beginning in FY02, clarify that computer aid received by school districts would be included as shared costs under the general equalization aid formula.

Funding for Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (WCBVI) and Wisconsin School for the Deaf (WSD)

  • Include general program operations appropriations for the WCBVI and WSD, funded at $10,434,900 GPR annually as a part of the state's two-thirds funding commitment.

REVENUE LIMITS

Revenue Limit Agreement for Certain Districts

  • This provision would statutorily confirm the authority of DPI and a school district to enter into an agreement regarding the district’s revenue limit as approved in a referendum held prior to February 5, 2001 specifying a mill rate limit rather than a dollar amount limit.

Low Revenue

  • Approve the Governor’s recommendation to increase the low-revenue ceiling to $6,700 per pupil in FY02 and $6,900 per pupil in FY03.

Carryover of Unused Revenue Limit Authority

  • Approve the department’s and Governor’s requests to modify the carryover of unused authority under revenue limits in cases where a school district receives a positive prior year aid adjustment in the current school year and the district’s revenues in the preceding year were less than the district’s revenue limit in that year.

Revenue Limit Penalty Exception for Debt Levy

  • Approve the department’s and Governor’s requests to specify that the penalty provisions for exceeding revenue limits would not apply to property taxes levied for the purposes of paying the principal and interest on valid bonds or notes issued by a school board.

Recurring Revenue Limit Adjustment for Integration Transfer Program

  • Provide the Wausau district with a recurring revenue limit adjustment for the next three years that would be equal to one-third of that district's initial integration transfer aid program payment. The revenue limit adjustment for FY02, FY03, and FY04 would be $193,300 each year.
  • Provide that this revenue limit adjustment would not be included in the state's two-thirds funding commitment. Thus, there would be no state fiscal impact.

Revenue Limit Adjustment for Large Area, Low Enrollment Districts

  • Provide a recurring revenue limit exemption for school districts with an enrollment of fewer than 450 pupils in the prior school year and with at least a 275 square mile area.
  • Provide that if a district lost up to 10% of its membership between September 1996 and September 2000, it would receive an adjustment of $100,000.
  • If in this same period a district lost between 10% and 20% of its enrollment, it would receive an adjustment of $175,000.
  • If a district lost more than 20% of its enrollment in this period, it would receive an adjustment of $250,000.
  • It is estimated that three school districts (Laona, South Shore, and Winter) would be eligible to receive this revenue limit adjustment.

Treatment of Community Service Levies under Revenue Limits

  • Beginning with revenue limits calculated in the 2001-02 school year, exclude community service levies from revenue limits. Specify that the community service levy would be excluded from a district’s prior year base revenues and from a district’s current year revenue limit. Exclude those levies from the definition of partial school revenues.

CATEGORICAL AIDS

Driver Education

  • As requested by the department and the Governor, reduce funding by $148,100 GPR in FY02 and $189,000 GPR in FY03 to reflect anticipated expenditure levels.

Special Counselor Grant Program

  • Provide $50,000 PR-S (American Indian gaming revenues) in FY02 only for a special counselor grant program.

Alternative School American Indian Language and Culture Aid

  • As requested by the department and the Governor, provide an additional $17,000 PR-S (American Indian gaming revenues) annually to five alternative American Indian schools.

School Library Aid

  • As requested by the department and the Governor, provide $5,300,000 SEG in FY02 and $6,800,000 SEG in FY03 as a reestimate of the amount of income from the common school fund that will be available to distribute to school libraries.
  • School library aid notification - Clarify that the notice of the amount of school library aid to be received in the current school year given by the State Superintendent to school districts is made by January 10 annually and that the notice is an estimate. Clarify that the Department of Administration is no longer required to issue its warrants within 15 days after receiving such notice from the State Superintendent. Specify that the actual amount paid to each district would be based upon the amount of common school fund income available on April 15 annually. Require that the aid must be distributed by the state treasurer to each school district in one payment on or before May 1 annually. Current law requires the payment be made on or before June 30 annually.

Student Achievement Guarantee in Education (SAGE)

  • Approve the department’s and Governor's recommendation to allow the department to renew contracts with all current SAGE schools for one or more terms of five years.
  • Provide $17,050,000 GPR in FY02 and $36,150,000 GPR in FY03 to fully fund class size reduction in all current SAGE schools in kindergarten through grade three. Reduce general school aids by $5,683,300 GPR in FY02 and $12,050,000 GPR in FY03 in order to adjust two-thirds funding of partial school revenues.

SAGE Debt Service Aid

  • As requested by the department and the Governor, reduce funding for the SAGE Debt Service Program to $300,000 GPR annually to reflect the anticipated funding necessary for districts currently receiving reimbursement for SAGE debt service projects.

Morning Milk

  • Rename the morning milk program the school day milk program. Require that in order to be eligible to receive a beverage under the program, the child must not receive the beverage during the school's breakfast or lunch period. This provision would first apply to aid paid to school districts in 2002-03.

Tuition Payments

  • Approve the department’s and Governor’s proposals to provide an additional $430,000 GPR in FY02 and $1,064,000 GPR in FY03 for tuition payments. Reduce general school aids by $143,400 GPR in FY02 and $354,700 GPR in FY03 in order to maintain the state’s two-thirds funding goal.
  • Allow school districts with students residing in non tax-exempt properties to receive tuition aid if more than 4% of the district’s members reside in such properties (the LaFarge and Lake Holcombe school districts are expected to qualify for this aid).

County Children with Disabilities Education Board Aids

  • Provide an inflationary increase of $116,000 GPR in FY02 and $214,800 GPR in FY03 for aid for County Children with Disabilities Education Boards (there are currently four boards operating in Brown, Calumet, Racine, and Walworth counties).

School Breakfast Program Funding

  • Provide $163,000 GPR annually in additional school breakfast program funding.

Supplemental Aid Program

  • Propose to make minor statutory changes to the current supplemental categorical aid program that currently affects one or two districts. It is anticipated that the Laona School district would qualify for aid under this provision.

CHOICE, CHARTER AND OPEN ENROLLMENT

Open Enrollment for Continuing Pupils

  • Approve the department’s and Governor's requests to specify that if, under the full-time open enrollment program, a nonresident school board determines that space is not otherwise available for open enrollment pupils in the grade or program to which an individual has applied, the school board may still accept an applicant who is already attending school in the nonresident school district or a sibling of the applicant. Specify that a nonresident school district may include continuing pupils and their siblings in its count of occupied spaces for the purpose of determining the availability of space in the district. Specify that these provisions take effect on January 1, 2002.

Open Enrollment Transportation Aids

  • Approve the department’s and Governor’s requests to modify the appropriations for open enrollment transportation aids to allow for transportation for both full-time and part-time open enrollment programs to be paid from the same appropriation.

Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) Reestimate

  • Provide $58,747,350 GPR in FY02 and $68,549,880 GPR in FY03 to reflect the estimated MPCP enrollment.

MPCP Administrative Dates and Notifications

  • Modify the date by which a private school is required to notify the State Superintendent of its intent to participate in the MPCP to February 1, rather than May 1.

MPCP Summer School Enrollment

  • Specify that the per pupil amount under the MPCP be multiplied by 40% for payments for pupils attending summer school classes at participating MPCP schools.

MPCP Aid Reduction and Levy Offset

  • Modify current law to: (1) delete the general school aid reduction for the MPCP for non-Milwaukee Public School (MPS) districts; (2) specify that the equalization aid received by MPS would be reduced by an amount equal to 45% of the estimated cost of the MPCP; and (3) specify that the amount levied by MPS to offset the MPCP reduction would not be counted in partial school revenues. As a result, the lapse related to the MPCP would be $26.4 million in FY02 and $30.7 million in FY03 (rather than $58.7 million FY02 and $68.3 million in FY03 under Joint Finance). Also, as a result of reducing the aid reduction and not including the offsetting levy in partial school revenues, general school aids funding would be reduced by $39.1 million GPR in FY02 and $45.6 million GPR in FY03.

Milwaukee Charter School (MCS) Reestimate

  • Provide $13,428,600 GPR in FY02 and $18,723,400 GPR in FY03 to reflect the estimated MCS enrollment.

Expand Milwaukee Charter School Program

  • Modify the Joint Finance version of the budget to expand the current Milwaukee charter-school program to allow on a pilot basis UW-Parkside to establish or contract to establish one charter school in a unified school district that is located in the county in which UW-Parkside is located, or in an adjacent county. The charter school could not operate high school grades or enroll more than 400 pupils.
  • Create a continuing program revenue appropriation under the UW System to receive payments from the department for the operation of a charter school by UW-Parkside. Create a continuing program revenue appropriation under the UW System to receive payments from the operator of a charter school under contract with UW-Parkside, for the costs associated with the charter school.
  • Specify that if the Chancellor of UW-Parkside establishes or contracts for the establishment of a charter school, then per pupil payments equal to $6,935 in 2002-03 would be paid to the charter school operator as under the current Milwaukee charter school program. Provide that the department would pay to the unified school district in which the charter school is located from the current GPR sum sufficient charter school appropriation an amount equal to the amount of school aid per pupil for which the district is eligible in the current school year multiplied by the number of pupils attending the charter school who were previously enrolled in the district. (It is anticipated that the school would be located in the Racine Unified School District. In 2000-01, equalization aid per pupil for the Racine School District was $4,715).
  • Provide that if the Chancellor of UW-Parkside establishes or contracts for the establishment of a charter school, biennially the Chancellor would submit a report to the Legislature that includes information on the academic performance of the charter school's pupils and on the success of the charter school's governance structure.
  • Provide that if the Chancellor of UW-Parkside contracts for the establishment of a charter school, then the Board of Regents could employ instructional staff for the charter school. Specify that the instructional staff would be part of the unclassified service and that instructional staff would have the meaning given in rules promulgated by the department.
  • Provide that the Board of Regents of the UW System could create or abolish positions from revenues associated with the charter school, and report to the Department of Administration and the Joint Committee on Finance concerning the number of these positions created or abolished during the preceding calendar year.
  • Provide that the salaries for instructional staff employed by the Board of Regents of the UW System who provide services for a charter school established by contract under this provision would be set by the UW System, subject to statutory restrictions and except where the salaries are a subject of collective bargaining.
  • Provide that if the Chancellor of UW-Parkside contracts for the establishment of a charter school, the contract would provide that the charter school would be operated by a governing board and that the Chancellor or his or her designee would be a member of the governing board. In addition, if the contract requires that the instructional staff of the charter school be employees of the Board of Regents of UW System, then the contract would also include provisions that do all of the following:
    1. Delegate to the governing board of the charter school the Board of Regents' authority to establish and adjust all compensation and fringe benefits of instructional staff, subject to the terms of any collective bargaining agreement that covers the instructional staff. In the absence of a collective bargaining agreement, the governing board could establish and adjust all compensation and fringe benefits of the instructional staff only with the approval of the Chancellor of UW-Parkside.
    2. Authorize the governing board of the charter school to perform specified duties for the Board of Regents with respect to the instructional staff. This authorization could include duties related to supervising the instructional staff, taking disciplinary actions with respect to the instructional staff, recommending new hires or layoffs, collective bargaining, claims, complaints, or benefits and records administration.
  • Provide that instructional staff employed by the Board of Regents who provide services for a charter school established by contract with UW-Parkside would be added to the definition of a state employee and could choose to form a collective bargaining unit.
  • Provide that the governing board of the charter school established by contract with UW-Parkside would be responsible for the employer functions relating to negotiations with the instructional staff of the charter school as a collective bargaining unit. Specify that the Department of Employment Relations (DER) would not represent the state with respect to collective bargaining negotiations with the instructional staff of the charter school and that it would be an unfair labor practice for the employees of the instructional staff for the charter school, individually or in concert with others, to refuse to bargain collectively with the certified exclusive collective bargaining representative of the instructional staff of the charter school.
  • Provide that DER would not be responsible for obtaining tentative agreements with the certified labor organization representing the instructional staff of the charter school. Specify that instructional staff of the charter school would not be included among the collective bargaining units for which a tentative agreement must be submitted by DER to the Joint Committee on Employment Relations and to the Legislature for approval.
  • Provide that any tentative agreement reached between the governing board of the charter school established by contract with UW-Parkside, acting for the state, and any labor organization representing the instructional staff of the charter school, would, after official ratification by the labor organization and approval by the Chancellor of UW-Parkside, be executed by the parties. Specify that all civil service and other applicable statutes concerning wages, fringe benefits, hours and conditions of employment apply to all instructional staff of the charter school whether or not they are included in a collective bargaining unit for which a representative is certified.
  • Specify that if a collective bargaining agreement expires prior to the effective date of a subsequent agreement, and a representative continues to be recognized or certified to represent the instructional staff of the charter school, the wage rates of the instructional staff would be frozen until a subsequent agreement becomes effective, and no other compensation plan or salary and benefit changes would apply.
  • Provide that annual leave of absence with pay for instructional staff employed by the Board of Regents for the charter school established by contract would be determined by the governing board of the charter school, as approved by the Chancellor of the UW-Parkside and subject to the terms of any collective bargaining agreement covering the instructional staff. Specify that the instructional staff would not be granted annual leave of absence without loss of pay based on accumulated continuous state service.
  • Specify in nonstatutory provisions that UW-Parkside would be authorized to contract to establish a charter school in a populous school district that is located in close proximity to the campus. Specify that the Legislature finds that these limitations would better enable UW-Parkside to assess the ability of the charter school to improve the academic performance of pupils. Specify that the Legislature finds that improving pupil academic performance is a state responsibility of statewide dimension and that authorizing UW-Parkside to establish or to contract to establish a charter school would have a direct and immediate effect on that statewide concern.
  • Delete old references to membership and shared cost per member under the Milwaukee charter school program.

ASSESSMENTS

High School Graduation Test

  • Maintain $2,500,000 GPR annual base level funding and 6.0 FTE positions.

 

NOTE: The Governor's veto message states that, although it is not possible through a veto to restore the $9,300,000 included in the Governor's budget, the federal government is currently considering funding to support the federal testing initiative in grades 3-8. The Governor further states that the department should be able to reallocate existing state support for testing in the elementary grades to the HSGT and if additional federal funding is not forthcoming, he will propose separate legislation to address the implementation of the HSGT.

 

Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examinations (WKCE) and Wisconsin Reading Comprehension Test (WRCT)

  • Provide additional funding of $211,800 GPR in FY02 and $220,100 GPR in FY03 for administering the WKCE and $62,600 GPR in FY02 and $105,500 GPR in FY03 for administering the WRCT.
  • Provide additional funding of $917,000 GPR in FY03 to begin the development of customized enhancements to the WKCE, which would be aligned with the state’s model academic standards.
  • As requested by the department and the Governor, delete the requirement that public and charter school pupils be given two opportunities to take the 4th and 8th grade WKCE. School boards and charter schools would still be required to administer the exams.

Consolidating Assessment Appropriations

  • As requested by the department and the Governor, consolidate the department’s two appropriations related to statewide pupil assessments required under current law including: (1) the High School Graduation Test; (2) the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Exams; and (3) the Wisconsin Reading Comprehension Test.

Access to Statewide Examinations

  • Require the State Superintendent to allow a person to view a statewide examination (the High School Graduation Test and 4th, 8th and 10th grade examinations), rather than make an examination available as under current law, if the person submits a written request to do so within 90 days after the date of administration of the examination. As is the case under current law, this provision would not apply while an exam is being developed or validated.
  • Require the State Superintendent to promulgate rules establishing procedures to administer this provision and that the rules, to the extent feasible, protect the security and confidentiality of the exams.

LIBRARY SERVICES

BadgerLink

  • Adopt the department's proposal to fully fund BadgerLink and provide $73,500 SEG in FY02 and $150,200 SEG in FY03 from the Universal Service Fund.

Library Services Contracts

  • Provide $161,600 PR-S (from WATF dissolution) in FY02 to replace a shared automated system at the Wisconsin Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. See WATF dissolution under the Administration and Other Funding section of this summary.

Newsline for the Blind

  • As requested by the department and Governor, provide $23,000 PR-S in FY02 and $22,000 PR-S in FY03 to expand Newsline for the Blind Services.

Public Library System Eligibility for Trust Fund Loans

  • Allow a federated public library system whose territory lies within two or more counties to obtain a state trust fund loan.
  • If a system board fails to make its annual repayment amount by March 30 of any year, the State Superintendent would be required to deduct the required payment amount, plus penalty, from any state library aids due the system.

TEACH Internet Data Line Grant Program

  • Require the department to expend $100,000 in Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds in FY02 to assist public libraries in obtaining direct Internet access.

SCHOOL DISTRICT OPERATIONS

Require Daily Pledge of Allegiance or National Anthem

  • Require all public and private schools to offer the Pledge of Allegiance or the National Anthem in grades one to twelve each school day.

School Uniform

  • Allow a school board to adopt a policy that requires all pupils enrolled in a school district, or all pupils enrolled in one or more schools in the school district, to wear a uniform while in school or while under the supervision of a school authority. Specifies that if a school board adopts such a policy, it must: (1) establish a method whereby a parent or guardian could exempt his or her child from complying with this policy; (2) ensure that a pupil who is exempted is not penalized academically or otherwise discriminated against; (3) notify each parent or guardian of an enrolled pupil of the policy at least three months before it is implemented by the school board; and (4) economically assist disadvantaged pupils to obtain the uniforms. These requirements do not apply to uniforms that the school board requires to be worn during extracurricular activities. These requirements do not apply to any school board that had a school uniform policy in effect on the bill’s effective date and which has had such a policy in effect continuously since that date.
  • Require DPI to submit a report by July 1, 2005 to the Legislature that addresses: (1) methods of encouraging parental involvement in a school board's decision to require uniforms; (2) the ability of pupils to obtain uniforms; and (3) the effect of school uniforms on crime in the school.

Marriage Instruction in Schools

  • Effective 13 months after the publication of the budget bill, require that, if a school board offers instruction in subjects relating to human growth and development, including male and female responsibility, then it must also offer instruction in marriage and parental responsibility.

Special Observance Days

  • List in statute as special observance days: Abraham Lincoln's birthday, George Washington's birthday, Christopher Columbus' birthday, and Veterans Day. Add April 19, Patriots Day, to the list of special observance days. Patriots Day commemorates the battles of Lexington and Concord.

School Start Date

  • Eliminate the current provision that a school board may commence the school term before September 1, if it holds a public hearing on the issue and adopts a resolution to that effect in that school year. Beginning in 2002-03, schools could no longer start earlier than September 1.
  • Eliminate the opt out (waiver) provision for the requirement that the school term start no earlier than September 1. Provide that a school board could request the department to allow it to commence the school term before September 1. The department could only grant a request if it determines there are extraordinary reasons for granting it. Require the department to promulgate rules to implement and administer this provision.

School Performance Reports

  • Require that school performance reports compare district performance to others in the athletic conference.

Public School Energy Billing and Use Data

  • Require public utilities to provide DOA with energy billing and use data for public schools, if DOA determines that the data would help it administer or provide energy assistance to public schools, including energy assistance to those public schools with the highest energy costs.

Civil Immunity for Certain School District Employees and Volunteers

  • Provide that school district employees, volunteers and school bus operators who administer glucagon to pupils experiencing hypoglycemic emergencies would have civil immunity for their actions.

Children's Vision Initiative

  • Require school boards to request that pupils provide evidence of eye examinations and evaluations by December 31 after the pupil enters kindergarten. Add ophthalmologists to the health care providers who could perform these examinations or evaluations, in addition to optometrists and physicians as adopted by Joint Finance.

Annual Meeting

  • Extend from September 30 to October 31 the date by which a common and unified high school district may hold its annual meeting.

Pest Management by School Districts

  • The Governor partially vetoed this item. All provisions were vetoed except the requirements that schools post a notice of pesticide application during and for 72 hours following application and that al pesticide application in schools be performed by licensed applicators.

After-Hours Message for Calls concerning Dangerous Weapons in Public Schools

  • The Department of Justice shall provide for a person to answer telephone calls that are made after normal business hours regarding a dangerous weapon in a public school.

ADMINISTRATION AND OTHER FUNDING

Exclusion from Statutory Limit on State GPR Appropriations

  • Exclude the department from a new requirement creating a statutory limit on the percent by which year-to-year total appropriations from general purpose revenue (GPR) can increase. The total amount appropriated, for any biennial budget period, may not exceed the projected percentage increase in state personal income for the next two calendar years.

Base Budget Reduction

  • Delete $723,000 GPR annually to provide for a base budget reduction of 4% in each year of the biennium to the department's GPR central operations appropriation. This provision exempts the two residential schools' GPR operations appropriation from the calculation and the reduction.

Nine-Month Vacancy Deletions

  • The Governor's veto message states that the total estimated GPR savings of $7,900,000 are needed to maintain the general fund balance. A partial veto of the former nine-month vacancy provision deletes the 30-day deadline for determining vacant positions; removes non-GPR funding sources from the lapse requirement; eliminates the requirement that individual appropriations be part of the determination and implementation of GPR lapses; strikes the requirement that vacancies identified be deleted; and removes the limitaiton of the lapse reuqirement to only the exeutive branch. The intended effect of the partial veto is to apportion the required GPR lapse equitably among all agencies. We are awaiting more specific information regarding the determined lapse for the department.

Grant to Beloit College

  • Provide $50,000 PR-S annually from tribal gaming revenues for a grant to Beloit College to educate children and adults in southern Wisconsin about Native American cultures.

National Teacher Certification Reestimate

  • Modify the Governor's recommendation to provide $34,000 GPR in FY02 and $135,000 GPR in FY03 above the base level of $85,000 to fully fund national teacher certification grants.
  • Approve the Governor's recommendation to delete the requirement that a person be a resident of this state in order to receive a grant.

Veterans in Schools

  • Require the State Superintendent to encourage school boards to invite armed forces veterans to school to discuss their experiences as veterans.

Distribution of Wisconsin Advanced Telecommuncations Funds (WATF)

  • Funds from the dissolution of the WATF are to be used for agency projects (WINSS-$579,000 in FY02; School Finance Information System-$77,800 in FY02; Wisconsin Geographical Education Program-$500,000 in FY02; WCBVI IT projects-$526,000 in FY02; and the Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped-$161,600 in FY02).

State Agency Membership Dues

  • The Governor partially vetoed the required lapse to the general fund or to the respective program revenue account or segregated fund of each state agency, excluding federal funds, an amount equal to 20% of the amounts expended in FY01 for the cost of membership dues in national and state oganizations. The veto message states that this provision is partially vetoed in a way that will permit DOA to apportion the overall required lapse on a more flexible basis across agencies and their appropriations. We are awaiting more specific information regarding the determined lapse for the department.

Lapse of Agency PR and SEG Appropriation Amounts to the General Fund

  • Require the Secretary of DOA to lapse to the general fund, from executive branch state operations appropriations funded from PR or SEG funds, an amount equal to $18,800,000 annually.

1999 Wisconsin Act 11 Lapse

  • Direct the Secretary of DOA to determine the amounts credited by ETF to the agency's appropriations during FY01 and FY02 to implement a partial WRS contribution payment holiday for employers authorized under 1999 Wisconsin Act 11. Require that these amounts be lapsed to the general fund.

Minority Precollege Scholarship Program

  • Provide $152,500 GPR in FY03 above base level funding of $1,525,000 GPR for the minority precollege scholarship program.

Vocational Education

  • Provide $195,000 GPR in FY03 for career and technical student organizations.
  • Modify current law for vocational student organizations to instead refer to career and technical student organizations and related career and technical education programs.
  • Modify the current statutory requirement that the State Superintendent provide certain consultant positions in the department as follows: (1) refer to technology education, rather than technical education for two consultants; (2) refer to sciences for two consultants relating to family and consumer education; (3) add a requirement for an additional 0.5 consultant for marketing education; and (4) create a requirement for one full-time consultant in health science education.
  • Require the State Superintendent to provide a career and technical education and career and technical student organizations team consisting of the statutorily required consultants, rather than having a subteam within the integrated and applied curricula team as under current law.

Wisconsin Book Festival from Alternative Education Grants

  • Allocate $50,000 GPR in FY02 to the Wisconsin Humanities Council to organize and plan the Wisconsin Book Festival, which would highlight state authors, encourage young authors, and promote literacy. Require the department to fund the grant to the Wisconsin Humanities Council from the alternative education grant program, an annual $5,000,000 GPR categorical aid.

Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Program Administration

  • Reduce the Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Program administrative expenditures by $150,000 PR-S and eliminate 0.95 FTE annually to reflect revenue projections.

Agency Position Authority Reallocation

  • Convert 1.5 FTE PR-S project positions, responsible for managing the Child Care Information Center at the Reference and Loan Library, to permanent status.
  • Convert 0.4 FTE positions from federal revenue to program revenue on the School Nutrition Team.

Delete Obsolete Appropriations and Outdated References

  • Delete three obsolete appropriations and outdated statutory provisions.

Program Revenue Reestimates

  • Provide changes in program revenue expenditure authority in Teacher Certification ($339,800 in FY02 and $469,800 in FY03); School Lunch Handling Charges ($4,978,800 in FY02 and $4,975,600 in FY03); Professional Services Center Charges ($25,000 each year); Gifts, Grants and Trust Funds ($115,000 each year); State Agency Library Processing Center ($7,000 each year); Data Processing ($444,300 each year); Funds Transferred from Other State Agencies ($177,400 in FY02 and $156,200 in FY03 for operations and $238,900 each year for local aids); WCBVI and WSD Pupil Transportation (-$21,300 each year); WCBVI and WSD Non-Resident Fees (-$36,000 each year); State-Owned Housing Maintenance ($400 each year); WCBVI Leasing of Space ($40,000 each year); WCBVI and WSD Services ($27,000 each year); and Alternative School American Indian Language and Culture Education Aid ($17,000 each year).

Federal Revenue Reestimates

  • Provide changes in federal revenue expenditure authority in Federal Aids ($298,000 in FY02 and -$335,600 in FY03 for operations and $32,057,000 in FY02 and $31,257,000 in FY03 for local aid); Indirect Cost Reimbursements (-$53,500 each year); Federal Local Assistance ($95,200 each year); and Federal Aid to Individuals and Organizations ($101,600 each year).

Fuel and Utility Reestimate

  • Provide $96,100 GPR in FY02 and $25,100 GPR in FY03 to adjust the fuel and utilities budget for expected changes in prices and for statistically normal weather conditions.

Debt Service Reestimate

  • Adjust the agency’s base by $3,100 GPR in FY02 and -$96,500 in FY03 to reflect a reestimate of debt service on authorized bonds.

Standard Budget Adjustments

  • Adjust the agency’s base to reflect standard budget adjustments for: (1) turnover reduction, (2) full funding of continuing salaries and fringe, (3) BadgerNet increases, (4) overtime, (5) night and weekend differential, and (6) fifth week of vacation as cash.