Wis. Admin. Code Department of Public Instruction § PI 35.04 - New private school requirements

Current through November 29, 2021

(1) PRECEDING AUGUST 1 REQUIREMENTS. A new private school shall participate in a fiscal management training program approved by the department and submit all of the following to the department by August 1 of the school year immediately preceding the school year that the school intends to participate in the choice program:
(a) A new private school's notice of intent to participate that includes all of the following:
1. The name and location of the accredited institution of higher education from which the choice administrator received at least a bachelor's degree and the date the degree was received, the number of the choice administrator's teaching or administrator license issued by the department, or an indication that the administrator is excluded from the requirement under s. 119.23(2) (c) 2, Stats.
2. The signature and mailing address of the choice administrator.
(b) The information specified under s. 119.23(6m) (a), Stats.
(c) The governing body members' signatures required under s. 119.23(6p) (a) 2, Stats., and the mailing addresses for each governing body member on a form provided by the department.
(e) A cashier's check or another guaranteed manner permitted by the department for the auditor fee required under s. 119.23(2) (ag) 1 c., Stats.
(f) A budget and cash flow report, on a form provided by the department, for the following school year that contains all of the following:
1. Anticipated enrollments for all pupils enrolled in the school.
2. Anticipated enrollments for choice program pupils.
3. Estimated total revenues and costs.
4. Estimated amounts required under s. PI 35.10(3) (a).
5. A schedule of anticipated beginning and ending net assets.
6. A schedule of monthly cash flows.
6m. Anticipated beginning and ending reserve balance.
7. The contingent funding sources the school will use if actual enrollments are less than expected and evidence of the availability of the funding sources.
8. A statement of whether the school has any past due amounts, interest, or penalties due to the U.S. internal revenue service, the Wisconsin department of workforce development, or the Wisconsin department of revenue. An amount must be disclosed even if it is in dispute. If a school has past due amounts, interest, or penalties due to a government entity, the school shall do all of the following:
a. Disclose to the department the outstanding amount owed.
b. Submit to the department statements or other correspondence from the government entity stating the amount the government entity claims is due, the amount in dispute, and nature of the amount due.

Note: The notice of school's intent to participate form for a new school, disclosure of information for new schools, and the budget and cash flow report form may be obtained at no charge from the Wisconsin department of public instruction's webpage at http://dpi.wi.gov/sms/choice-programs.

(2) NEW PRIVATE SCHOOLS PARTICIPATION INFORMATION. A new private school shall submit all of the following to the department by January 10 of the school year immediately preceding the school year that the school intends to participate in the choice program.
(a) The school's plan for ensuring it will select pupils on a random basis from a new pool of applicants each school year, as required under s. 119.23(3) (a), Stats. The school's plan shall be one of the following:
1. The plan provided by the department.
2. A plan provided by the school and approved by the department. A school using this option shall submit the plan to the department for approval by January 10. If the school does not provide a plan by January 10 or the plan is not approved by the department by January 31, the school shall use the plan provided by the department. If the school makes a change to the plan in a subsequent school year, the school shall submit, with the school's notice of intent to participate, the revised plan to the department for approval.
(b) The number of spaces the school has available for pupils participating in the choice program.
(bm) The expected number of choice program pupils that will participate in summer school under s. PI 35.08.
(c) The open application periods during which the school will accept choice program pupil applications. After January 10, a school may not amend the open application periods it selects.
(d) The name and location of the accredited institution of higher education from which the choice administrator received at least a bachelor's degree and the date the degree was received, the number of the choice administrator's teaching or administrator license issued by the department, or an indication that the administrator is excluded from the requirement under s. 119.23(2) (c) 2, Stats.
(e) The signature and mailing address of the choice administrator.

Note: The new private schools participation information form, which includes the department's random selection plan, may be obtained at no charge from the Wisconsin department of public instruction's webpage at http://dpi.wi.gov/sms/choice-programs.

(3) AUDITOR FEE PAYMENT INCREASES. If the amount of the auditor fee for the school year in which the school will first participate in the choice program is more than the amount paid in sub. (1) (e), the new private school shall pay the difference between the amount paid and the amount owed calculated under s. PI 35.17(1) by January 10 of the school year immediately preceding the school year that the school intends to participate in the choice program. The school shall pay the difference with a cashier's check or another guaranteed manner permitted by the department.
(4) THIRD PARTY PAYROLL PROVIDER. By August 1 of the first school year in which a new private school intends to participate in the choice program, a new private school shall submit to the department an executed contract with a third-party payroll service showing that the payroll service will remit federal and state payroll taxes for each employee of the school.

Notes

Wis. Admin. Code Department of Public Instruction § PI 35.04
Cr. Register, May, 1991, No. 425, eff. 6-1-91; emerg. r. and recr. eff. 8-5-98; r. and recr. Register, February, 1999, No. 518, eff. 3-1-99; emerg. am. (1), renum. (2) to (5) to be (4) to (7) and am. (4), (5) (intro.), (a) and (6) (c), cr. (2) (3) and (8), eff. 1-4-00; am. (1), renum. (2) to (5) to be (4) to (7) and am. (4), (5) (intro.), (a) and (6) (c), cr. (2), (3) and (8), Register, July, 2000, No. 535, eff. 8-1-00; corrections in (7) made under s. 13.93(2m) (b) 7, Stats., Register, July, 2000, No. 535; emerg. am. (1), (2), (5) (a) and (b), (6) (a) to (c), (7) (a) 2. and (8), eff. 1-28-02; CR 02-023: am. (1), (2), (5) (a) and (b), (6) (a) to (c), (7) (a) 2., and (8), cr. (4m); Register August 2002 No. 560, eff. 9-1-02; emerg. am. (2) and (6) (c), eff. 8-1-05; emerg. am. (2) and (6) (c), eff. 8-9-05; CR 04-076: am. (4) and (7) (a) 2., cr. (9) Register October 2005 No. 598, eff. 11-1-05. Amended by, CR 16-004: cr. Register July 2016 No. 727, eff. 8-1-16; correction in (1) (c) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register July 2016 No. 727, eff. 8/1/2016 Amended by, CR 19-120: am. (1) (c), r. (1) (d), am. (1) (e), cr. (1) (f) 6m., am. (2) (intro.), cr. (2) (bm), am. (3) Register May 2020 No. 773, eff. 6/1/2020

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