Agenda Item
Meeting Date:
2/14/2019 - 6:30 PM  
Category:
ITEMS OF BUSINESS  
Type:
Info  
Subject:
5. Report with Possible Action Regarding Bilingual Multicultural Education  
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
 
Policy:
Admin Policy 7.15 - Bilingual Instruction and Bicultural Education  
Attachments:
Bilingual Resolution 1415R-003
Bilingual Multicultural Education Update
 
File Attachment:
Bilingual Resolution.pdf
Bilingual Resolution Update February 2019.pdf
 
Background:
On June 19, 2014, the Board adopted Resolution 1415R-003 regarding Bilingual Multicultural Education. The Bilingual Resolution calls for Milwaukee Public Schools to establish the equivalent of a target zone that promotes bilingualism by first establishing an English/Spanish and other languages bilingual and dual-language program in Milwaukee's Southside District 6 and then, within a reasonable number of years, at the city-wide level until Milwaukee Public Schools becomes as school district in which students will graduate academically well prepared in English, Spanish and/or be conversant in another language. The resolution further calls for full engagement of parents, staff and other community stakeholders. Since that time, district staff have been working with the community to implement the resolution.

The attached update provides an overview of the progress that has been made, in alignment with the Five Priorities for Success, as well as next steps.
 
Fiscal Impact Statement:
N/A  
Recommendation
 
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Juan Baez - Director
Signed By:  
Jeremiah Holiday - Interim Chief Academic Officer
Signed By:  
Rosana Mateo, Ph.D. - Deputy Superintendent
Signed By:  
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent