Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 11/16/2021 - 5:30 PM
Type: Info
Subject: 13. 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
Attachments November Bilingual Task Force
File Attachment:
November Bilingual Task Force.pdf
Background: The Bilingual Task Force has met twice since the start of the 2021-22 school year. The Bilingual task force met on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, for the first meeting of the school year. During this meeting there was an overview of the progress made toward the four points of focus asked for by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors.
Those points are:
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 on 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

There was time for questions and answers and next steps were discussed. The information shared at this meeting was shared again on Monday, November 1, 2021.
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