Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 6/8/2021 - 5:30 PM
Type: Action
Subject: 2. Action on Resolution 2021R-022 by Director Taylor on the School-to-Prison Pipeline
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Goal 3
Effective and Efficient Operations
Policy: Admin Policy 9.04 - Community Involvement in Decision Making
Attachments Resolution 2021R-022 on School to Prison Pipeline
File Attachment:
2021R-022 By Director Taylor on School to Prison Pipeline.pdf
Background: The school-to-prison pipleine is a disturbing national trend wherein children are funneled out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. Resolution 2021R-022 was introduced in furtherance of the effort to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline for Milwaukee's children. The Resolved portion of the resolution reads:

RESOLVED, That the Milwaukee Board of School Directors authorize the Board President or their designee, in consultation with the Black Lives Matter Advisory Council and with the support of the Office of Board Governance, the MPS Administration, and the Office of Accountability and Efficiency, to engage community and government partners under the One Milwaukee Initiative to explore and address the systems that support and perpetuate the pipeline to prison; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, That this exploration include the identification of infrastructure coordination, resource-leveraging opportunities, and other potential opportunities for coordination and collaboration to improve outcomes for Milwaukee communities; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, That consideration be given to barriers to re-entry, alternatives to youth incarceration, mental health supports, and other best practices to address the school-to-prison pipeline; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, That regular reports on the progress of any related agreements be brought to the Milwaukee Board of School Directors as appropriate.
Fiscal Impact Statement: This item has no fiscal impact.
Implementation and Assessment Plan The Office of Board Governance, the Administration, and the Office of Accountability and Efficiency will provide support, as needed, to assist the Board with this work.
Recommendation: The recommendation is that the Board determine how it wishes to proceed with this resolution.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jill Kawala-(COSM) - Assistant Board Clerk
Signed By:
Jacqueline M. Mann, Ph.D. - Board Clerk/Chief Officer