Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 5/28/2020 - 6:30 PM
Category: Report of the Committee on Parent and Community Engagement
Type: Action
Subject: 1. Report with Possible Action on Bullying Prevention
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Goal 2
Student, Family and Community Engagement
Policy: Admin Policy 8.52 - Bullying
File Attachment:
Background: In September 2019, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors approved Resolution 1819R-017 regarding bullying prevention. The Board’s action requested a quarterly report on bullying prevention best practices; the first report was provided in December 2019.

Since that time, district staff have been working on the final deliverables from the Board’s September action, including a review of Administrative Policy 8.52 (Bullying) and the development of an administrative procedure to support the bullying policy. The Development and Review Teams for this work included staff from school administration, student services, specialized services (school-based and central-based), as well as a teacher and a principal.

Beginning in January 2020, a workgroup of Violence Prevention Program staff drafted the first version of the bullying prevention procedures. This draft document of the bullying prevention procedures was edited and proposed revisions to Administrative Policy 8.52 were developed in collaboration with the Department of Student Services.

The draft documents were reviewed by staff from multiple departments and a building-based administrator. The feedback received from these individuals was incorporated into the drafts, which are in the final review process at this time. Once the review process has been completed, the proposed revisions and newly created companion procedure will be sent to the full Board for referral to the LRP committee.
Fiscal Impact Statement: N/A
Implementation and Assessment Plan
Recommendation: Your Committee reports having received the foregoing report from the Administration. Although this item has been noticed for possible action, no action is required.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jacqueline M. Mann, Ph.D. - Board Clerk/Chief Officer