Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 11/16/2023 - 5:30 PM
Category: Report of the Committee on Student Achievement and School Innovation
Type: Action
Subject: 5. Report with Possible Action on the Music Strategic Plan - 7th and 8th Grade Music
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Attachments Music Education Update
File Attachment:
Music Education Update.pdf
Background: During the SASI committee meeting, the Committee recommended that the Board direct the Administration to develop a strategic plan for 7th and 8th grade music, with an initial plan to be brought back to the Board during the November Board cycle.

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 (October and May) 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:
Implementation and Assessment Plan
Recommendation: Your Committee reports having received the foregoing report. Although this item was noticed for possible action, no action is required.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jill Kawala (Final) - Assistant Board Clerk