Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 5/28/2020 - 6:30 PM
Category: Reports and Communications from the Board Clerk/Chief Officer, Office of Board Governance
Type: Info
Subject: 1. Update with Possible Action on Legislative Matters or Related Issues Concerning Milwaukee Public Schools
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Goal 2
Student, Family and Community Engagement
Goal 3
Effective and Efficient Operations
Policy: BG 2.13 - Board Legislation Program
File Attachment:
CGCSCoronavirus--Aid Letter II (1).pdf
LPI_Presentation_May 13.pdf
Education workforce letter V3 05112020.pdf
Background: Work continues on securing the next round of federal support that will be needed to protect students and schools from the financial crisis caused by the pandemic. MPS continues to work with our national and state-level partners in calling for at least $200 billion of the needed emergency funding for public schools.

According to analysis conducted by the Learning Policy Institute, more than the $200 billion originally asked for will be needed over the next three years. In the attached bipartisan letter, 28 U.S. Senators, including Senator Baldwin, call for the additional funding for schools.

We continue to wait for an update from the WI Legislative Fiscal Bureau to determine the forecast for revenue declines in the second year of the biennium.
Fiscal Impact Statement: This item does not authorize expenditures.
Implementation and Assessment Plan The district will continue to pursue appropriate support for students as part of the MPS Legislative Agenda.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Chris Thiel - Legislative Policy Specialist
Signed By:
Jacqueline M. Mann, Ph.D. - Board Clerk/Chief Officer