Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 11/16/2023 - 5:30 PM
Category: Report of the Committee on Accountability, Finance, and Personnel
Type: Action
Subject: 10. Action on a Recommendation to amend the 2023-2024
Inter-District Transfer Agreements
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 3
Effective and Efficient Operations
Attachments 1. Inter-District Transfer Agreement Board Item (2023-2024)
2. Inter-District Transfer Agreement Version I
3. Inter-District Transfer Agreement Version II
File Attachment:
Inter-District Transfer Agreement Board Item (2023-24).pdf
Inter-District Transfer Agreement Version I.pdf
Inter-District Transfer Agreement Version II.pdf
Background: Section 121.85(3) of the Wisconsin Statutes allows the Board to enter into annual written inter-district transfer agreements with school districts for the purpose of reducing racial imbalance.

The Administration is requesting authorization to enter into contracts with 11 suburban districts, specified in the attachments, to provide funding for transportation services for students participating in the Inter-District Transfer Program (Chapter 220).

For the 2023-2024 school year, four (4) of the 11 remaining participating school districts will arrange their own transportation: Fox-Point-Bayside, Germantown, Mequon-Thiensville, and Nicolet. Reimbursement for transportation services will be funded by Milwaukee Public Schools.

For the 2023-2024 school year, Milwaukee Public Schools will arrange transportation services for 7 of the Hamilton/Sussex, Oak Creek/Franklin, Shorewood, Wauwatosa, Whitefish Bay, and Whitnall.
Fiscal Impact Statement: This item authorizes expenditures pursuant to federal law. Districts are reimbursed based on the number of eligible Milwaukee resident students who receive Title I for reimbursement of the expenditures is SM1-0-0-TRS-DW-EPPT for the amount of $234,435.60.
Implementation and Assessment Plan Upon approval by the Board, the Inter-District Student Transfer Agreements will be implemented.

Recommendation: Your Committee recommends that the Board:

1. approve the 2023-2024 Inter-District Transfer Agreements for the school districts as indicated in the attachment to this item; and

2. authorize the Administration to enter into contracts to provide transportation services with the school districts indicated in Attachment #1 for the 2023-2024 school year.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jill Kawala (Final) - Assistant Board Clerk