Wisconsin Administrative Code
Department of Public Instruction
Chapter PI 24 - State Aid For Achievement Guarantee Contracts And Partial Debt Service Reimbursement
Subchapter III - State Aid For Debt Service
Section PI 24.06 - Eligible applicants and program requirements

Universal Citation: WI Admin Code ยง PI 24.06

Current through February 26, 2024

(1) A school district other than a school district under ch. 119, Stats., shall meet all of the following requirements to receive an amount equal to 20% of the annual SAGE related debt service cost on bonds:

(a) On or after October 29, 1999, the school board shall adopt an initial resolution under s. 67.05(6a), Stats., for issuance of bonds where the purpose for borrowing includes providing funds for classroom expansion necessary to fulfill a contract under s. 118.43, Stats. The school board shall submit a copy of the resolution to the department as required under s. 120.115(1) (a), Stats. The resolution shall include all of the following:
1. The total amount to be borrowed.

2. The amount of borrowing proceeds that will be used for SAGE classroom expansion.

(b) A copy of the resolution submitted under par. (a) shall be accompanied by a statement signed by the school board president and school board clerk on a form provided by the department identifying the amount of the bond proceeds that are required for SAGE classroom expansion by construction or renovation and the related furnishing and equipping of the classroom. The department shall approve or disapprove the amount identified as being necessary to fulfill a contract under s. 118.43, Stats. Before making a decision regarding approval or disapproval of the amount, the department may require the district to furnish additional documentation from a 3rd party as to the reasonableness of the amount identified for SAGE purposes. The department shall issue a decision in writing to the school district after receiving all requested information within 10 working days of receipt of the information.

Note: PI-7205 SAGE Classroom Expansion, Application for State Aid, may be obtained at no charge from the Department of Public Instruction, P. O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.

(c) Within 10 days after holding the referendum authorizing the school district to incur debt on the initial resolution, the school board shall notify the department of the approval or rejection of the referendum as required under s. 120.115(1) (b), Stats.

(d) Within 10 days after adopting or revising a schedule for the payment of debt service under this subchapter, the school board shall submit the schedule to the department.

(2) If an initial resolution was adopted on or after October 29, 1999 but did not meet the requirements under sub. (1), the school board may adopt a supplemental resolution prior to the referendum election to amend the initial resolution to fulfill the requirements of sub. (1) and of s. 67.05(6a), Stats.

(3) A school board shall hold a referendum before June 30, 2001, in order to receive aid under this subchapter.

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