Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 3/9/2023 - 5:30 PM
Type: Info
Subject: 8. Report with Possible Action Regarding Music Education
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
File Attachment:
Music Board Update 3_9_23.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.
Fiscal Impact Statement: N/A
Implementation and Assessment Plan
Recommendation: No recommendation
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dr. Deborah Bowling - Manager III, Fine Arts
Signed By:
Felicia Saffold, Ed.D. - Senior Director, Curriculum & Instruction
Signed By:
Jennifer Mims Howell - Chief Academic Officer
Signed By:
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent