Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 6/15/2021 - 5:30 PM
Type: Info
Subject: 18. Report with Possible Action Regarding the Task Force on Strategies and Guidelines to Develop Capacity in Attracting, Retaining, and Developing Bilingual Teachers and Support Staff
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Policy: Admin Policy 6.23 - Recruitment and Hiring: Staff
File Attachment:
Background: The Bilingual task force met on June 9, 2021 for its regular monthly meeting. At the previous meeting, members began working in chosen groups with the purpose of making recommendations based on four areas requested by the board:

1. Financial support from MPS and the specific out- of –pocket costs to future bilingual and world language teachers
2. Protocols so that bilingual and world language teachers complete their student teaching on the job at MPS
3. Examine alternative ways of assessing the language proficiency of bilingual employees and how to engage DPI on standards for bilingual and related certification
4. Examine the most efficient and effective way to reorganize programs and support systems to advocate and nurture educators for the expansion of bilingualism in MPS

Those members present continued to work in their groups to develop recommendations to bring forward to the Board when completed. The groups worked in breakout rooms and then came back to report out to the larger group. The work done by the four groups will be shared with members to obtain feedback and to continue the development of the recommendations. Work towards recommendations will continue and will be shared with the Board when they are completed.
Fiscal Impact Statement: N/A
Implementation and Assessment Plan
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Katrice Cotton, Ed.D. - Chief School Administration Officer
Signed By:
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent