Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 6/9/2022 - 5:30 PM
Category: ITEMS OF BUSINESS
Type: Info
Subject: 6. Report with Possible Action Regarding the Climate Justice Curriculum Advisory Committee and District Sustainability Team
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Goal 2
Student, Family and Community Engagement
Goal 3
Effective and Efficient Operations
Policy: Admin Policy 1.01 - Vision, Mission, Core Beliefs, and Goals
Attachments At its meeting on February 27, 2020, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors referred Resolution 1920R-016 by Director Peterson to the Committee on Student Achievement and School Innovation (SASI). At its March 17, 2020, meeting, the Board adopted Resolution 1920R-016. In response to the Board's action, the Administration is providing its regular quarterly report relative to implementing the resolution.

The Board's original action directed that a Climate Justice Curriculum Advisory Committee and a District Sustainability Team be established to carry out implementation of the resolution. The Office of Academics is leading the Climate Justice Curriculum Advisory Committee, and the Office of School Administration is leading the District Sustainability Team. To ensure alignment to the resolution and consistency, there is cross-representation between them.

District Sustainability Team meetings have resumed. The team has taken Resolution 1920R-016 and analyzed it by section, and chose to focus first on creating a baseline study of the District’s ecological footprint, which will become part of the Sustainability Action Plan. The Curriculum Advisory committee meetings on are on hold pending the addition of a Climate Justice Instructional coach position at the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year. Both groups collaborated with a graduate program at Marquette University and received relevant climate research and recommendations.
The Children and Nature Network sponsored four members of the District Sustainability Team & Curriculum Advisory Committee to represent Milwaukee among an 11-city cohort at their conference in Atlanta, GA in May.
File Attachment:
Background:
Fiscal Impact Statement: N/A
Implementation and Assessment Plan
Recommendation:
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Sean Kane - Senior Director - Facilities & Maintenance Services
Signed By:
Felicia Saffold, Ed.D. - Senior Director, Curriculum & Instruction
Signed By:
Jennifer Mims Howell - Chief Academic Officer
Signed By:
Katrice Cotton, Ed.D. - Chief School Administration Officer
Signed By:
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent