Wis. Admin. Code Department of Public Instruction § PI 35.043 - Summer school enrollment and payment

Current through March 28, 2022

(1) In this section:
(a) "Academic purposes" means summer school learning experiences that are related or similar to instruction that is offered during the rest of the school year or for which credit toward graduation is given.
(b) "Enrollment" or "pupils enrolled" in summer school means the sum of the first day of attendance, last day of attendance and the days in between the pupil was either in attendance or had an excused absence but was still enrolled in the program.
(c) "Membership" for summer school payments means the school's total minutes of enrollment of eligible choice program pupils in academic summer classes or laboratory periods necessary for academic purposes.
(2) A private school under this chapter may count pupils for aid membership that are enrolled in those academic summer classes or laboratory periods that are necessary for academic purposes as defined under sub. (1) (a). A private school counting pupils for aid membership under this section, shall annually, by no later than October 15 following summer school, submit to the department a summer school membership report listing the choice program pupils that were enrolled in summer school and the daily minutes each of those pupils were enrolled. The department shall provide the membership form.
(3) A private school under this chapter may include a pupil in its membership report required under sub. (2) if either of the following applies:
(a) The pupil was enrolled in the Milwaukee parental choice program on the 2nd Friday of January in the school term immediately preceding that summer.
(b) The pupil's application has been accepted into the Milwaukee parental choice program at that private school in the school term immediately following that summer.
(4) The summer school payment due to the private school shall be calculated according to s. 119.23(4m), Stats. To determine payment, the private school shall divide the school's total summer school minutes of enrollment for their choice program pupils by 48,600; round that quotient to the nearest whole number; multiply the resulting whole number by the voucher amount calculated under s. 119.23(4) (b) 2, Stats., for the school year immediately following the summer school; and multiply the result by 40%.
(5) Summer school courses necessary for academic purposes include all of the following:
(a) Music programs, lessons, sections or clinics.
(b) Swimming instruction programs, if taught or directed on-site.
(c) Up to 270 minutes of instructional time per pupil, per day, including field trips if accompanied by a teacher and if all pupils have equal access to field trips regardless of their ability to pay.
(6) Summer school courses necessary for academic purposes do not include any of the following:
(a) Travel time to events, including field trips.
(b) Performances, including band, orchestra, parades and plays.
(c) Recreational programs and team sports.
(d) Participation in fairs or expositions by pupil organizations, such as future farmers of America.
(e) Any offering not provided by or directed on-site by a teacher.


Wis. Admin. Code Department of Public Instruction § PI 35.043
Emerg. cr., eff. 4-1-00; cr., Register, July, 2000, No. 535, eff. 8-1-00. emerg. am. (1) (c), (3) (a) and (b) and (4), eff. 1-28-02; CR 02-023: am. (1) (c), (3) (a) and (b) and (4), Register August 2002 No. 560, eff. 9-1-02.

The pupil count report and summer school membership report may be obtained at no charge from the Department of Public Instruction, Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.

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