Agenda Item
Meeting Date:
3/9/2023 - 5:30 PM  
6. Report with Possible Action Regarding the Implementation of the Personal Finance Course  
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
File Attachment:
Personal Finance Board Item March 2023.pdf
This is the second of three updates for the 2022-2023 school year on the development and implementation of the personal finance course required for graduation. At its regular meeting in May, 2021 the Board approved the proposed revisions to administrative policy 7.37, requiring all high school students to take a one-semester personal finance course to prepare them to be college-and-career-ready.

The graduation requirement began at three schools - Riverside University High School, Alexander Hamilton High School, and Green Tree Preparatory Academy - starting with the Class of 2026, with additional schools being added in subsequent semesters/years. The following 8 schools offered the personal finance course in spring 2022: Bay View, Bradley Tech, MacDowell, Marshall, Milwaukee High School of the Arts, Project Stay, Vincent Accelerated Academy, and Wisconsin Conservatory of Lifelong Learning. The following 7 schools offered the personal finance course in fall 2022: Alliance, Audubon, JMAC, King IB, Milwaukee County Youth Education Center, Milwaukee School of Languages, and Pulaski. In spring 2023, 7 high schools began offering the course: Golda Meir, Obama, Reagan, South Division, Vincent, and Washington.

This report will provide information on the following:
1. Summary of course implementation thus far, including relevant
data and highlights from the year.
2. Review of professional development data and plans
3. Update on events and engagement strategies
4. Next steps
Fiscal Impact Statement:
Implementation and Assessment Plan:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Eric Radomski - Senior Manager, Career and Technical Education
Signed By:  
John Hill, Ph.D. - Director
Signed By:  
Jennifer Mims Howell - Chief Academic Officer
Signed By:  
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent