Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 11/11/2021 - 5:30 PM
Type: Info
Subject: 1. Report with Possible Action Regarding the Community Schools Work Group
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Goal 2
Student, Family and Community Engagement
Policy: Admin Policy 1.01 - Vision, Mission, Core Beliefs, and Goals
Attachments 1. Resolution 2122R-005
2. Resolution 2122R-005 PowerPoint
File Attachment:
Resolution 2122R-005 .pdf
Resolution 2122R-005 PowerPoint.pdf
Background: At its June 24, 2021 meeting, the Board adopted Resolution 2122R-005 regarding establishment of a community schools work group. The work group is comprised of representatives of the Administration, United Way, the MTEA, and community schools coordinators. The work group was established to develop an Administrative policy regarding community schools.

The Community Schools Workgroup includes various stakeholders to support equity in voice throughout the process. The workgroup includes parents/guardians, teachers, parent coordinators, children’s health assistants, and school principals of current Community Schools. Furthermore, MPS central administration, Community School coordinators, MTEA representatives, and partners also are included in the workgroup. Student voice of current Community Schools will be incorporated through a community conversation process that will be facilitated by the Community School coordinators.

The workgroup is represented by three sub-committees:

1) Cultural Relevance
2) Equity
3) Shared Leadership

Each sub-committee analyzes Community School implementation data and Community Conversations data to identify common themes or concerns. Each committee follows a series of questions that would allow the committee members to know if the Milwaukee Community School Partnership rubrics address or do not address the themes. Furthermore, all three committees discuss if there is a system or process within the rubrics that may address identified concerns or wants. The workgroup has met on the following dates:

• August 26, 2021
• September 9, 2021
• September 23, 2021
• October 5, 2021

An advisory committee that includes Community School coordinators, partners, school principals, central administration and MTEA representatives from the workgroup exists to carry out the Board’s action by supporting the crafting of the administrative policy regarding Community Schools. The advisory committee is also divided into three sub-committees that mirror the workgroups to maintain focus of the Milwaukee Community School key practices which again are:

1) Cultural Relevance
2) Equity
3) Shared Leadership

Each sub-committee is responsible for following a consistent process to support the crafting of the community schools policy based on themes identified from the data analyzed from the workgroup and the workgroup discussions that were documented from the notetakers. The advisory committee has met on the following dates:

• September 1, 2021
• September 15, 2021
• September 29, 2021

The workgroup is making progress in developing the Community Schools policy and is on track to bring it before the Board in December 2021 for referral to the Committee on Legislation, Rules, and Polices, as directed by the Board’s action.
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