Public school reorganization is defined as "the consolidation of two or more school districts, the dissolution of a school district, the detachment of territory from one school district and its attachment to an adjoining school district, or the creation of a school district" (Wis. stats. 117.03(5)).
Laws related to school district reorganization are found in Chapter 117 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
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Information and resources regarding the detachment and attachment of small territories (both initiated by owners and by school boards) as well as large territories.
Information and resources regarding the consolidation of one or more school districts including the consolidation of a union high school with K-8 districts.
Information and resources regarding school district dissolution.
The time lines and processes related to the creation of a new school district.
Information and resources regarding school district boundary changes when territory is annexed by certain municipalities.
Process and timeline for districts to resolve disputes regarding territory.
Information and resources regarding the School District Boundary Appeal Board, procedures for Appeal Board panel hearings, school district reorganization evaluation criteria and reorganization templates.
Information and resources regarding the history of school district reorganizations and lists of reorganization orders since 1991.
Collection of common school district reorganization terms and their associated meanings.