ERIC Number: ED428457
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul-2
Reference Count: N/A
New Law Establishing Procedures To Create a New School District (1997 Wisconsin Act 286). Information Memorandum 98-16.
Wisconsin State Legislative Council, Madison.
This document describes the Wisconsin law that created new school-district reorganization procedures under which a school district may be created out of a portion or portions of the territory of one or more existing districts. Prior to 1997, a new school district could be created only through the consolidation of two or more existing districts. This information memorandum briefly discusses the applicability of the new law and then details the reorganization procedures. It includes information on the initiation of reorganization, the public hearing, precise boundaries and the allocation of assets and liabilities, school boards' decisions, review procedures, referenda, school-board elections, appeals to court, and limitations on multiple considerations of proposals to create a school district. It also examines provisions applicable after the district reorganization and includes referenda limits and state aids, referenda for borrowing to finance the allocation of assets and liabilities, referenda for borrowing to finance new construction, waivers, interim attendance of pupils and high-school seniors, treatment of employees, and limitations on use of the procedures. Three appendices contain a flow chart of the procedures under the act, the timetables for these procedures, and the important criteria in deciding whether to grant school-district reorganizations. (RJM)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Legislative Council, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin