Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 1/26/2023 - 5:30 PM
Category: Report of the Committee on Student Achievement and School Innovation
Type: Action
Subject: 6. Report with Possible Action Regarding Music Education
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Policy: Admin Policy 7.44 - Music Education
File Attachment:
MPS Music Board Update January 2023.pdf
Background: At its August 2019 meeting, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors referred Communication 1920C-001 regarding a proposed music education policy to the Administration for follow-up.

In alignment with the Board’s direction, an advisory committee was formed to develop Administrative Policy 7.44: Music Education. The committee included members of the MPS Administration, the Office of Board Governance, the Office of Accountability and Efficiency, MPS music teachers, the Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association, music providers such as the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, and Board members. The advisory committee collaborated in finalizing Administrative Policy 7.44: Music Education, which the Board adopted in November 2019.

The policy includes twice-yearly (March and August) updates by the Administration relative to the progress in implementing the policy as well as next steps. The attached presentation provides an overview of the progress and next steps related to implementation of Administrative Policy 7.44: Music Education.

At the August 2022 meeting, a follow up presentation was requested to provide an update on music education.
Fiscal Impact Statement: N/A
Implementation and Assessment Plan
Recommendation: Your Committee reports having received the foregoing report. Although this report was noticed for possible action, no action was taken.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jacqueline M. Mann, Ph.D. - Board Clerk/Chief Officer