Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 6/18/2020 - 5:30 PM
Category: Items of Business
Type: Action
Subject: 1. Introduction of and Action on Resolution 2021R-003 by Directors Phillips and Taylor on the Termination of the Contract with the Milwaukee Police Department for School Resource Officers (SROs)
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 2
Student, Family and Community Engagement
Goal 3
Effective and Efficient Operations
Policy: Admin Policy 3.09 - Purchasing and Bidding Requirements
Attachments: 1. Resolution 2021R-003
2. Cumulative List of Communications Received Regarding this Item
File Attachment:
2021R-003 Phillips and Taylor - Terminate Contracts w MPD for SROs.pdf
Compilation Memo - Resolution 2021R-003 & Contracts with the Milwaukee Police Department.pdf
Background: Directors Phillips and Taylor have introduced Resolution 2021R-003 for immediate action.

The Resolved portion of the Resolution reads as follows:

RESOLVED, That the Milwaukee Board of School Directors terminates immediately all contracts with the Milwaukee Police Department for the services of School Resource Officers and other personnel; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Milwaukee Board of School Directors directs the Superintendent to cease any further negotiations with the Milwaukee Police Department for the services of School Resource Officers and other personnel; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, That that the Board of Directors directs the Superintendent to cease any contracts to buy or maintain criminalizing equipment including metal detectors, facial recognition software and social media monitoring software

FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Milwaukee Board of School Directors directs the Superintendent to develop recommendations for utilizing money previous allocated for contract for serving and protecting the safety of the District’s students, with implementation to begin immediately with the 2020-21 school year; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, That this plan is to be developed in cooperation with the advisory council established by the Black Lives Matter Resolution, the MPS Restorative Practices team, the City of Milwaukee's Office of Violence Prevention, community partners such as the Running Rebels Violence Free Zone teams, and any other community-based organizations who may provide valuable input into the process; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Superintendent is to present these recommendations to the Board for its approval by the August 2020 board cycle; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Board directs its Governmental Relations Services to lobby the Wisconsin Legislature and the Governor to repeal Wis. Stat. §119.55.
Fiscal Impact Statement:
Implementation and Assessment Plan
Recommendation: The recommendation is that the Board determine how it wishes to proceed with this resolution.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jill Kawala-(COSM) - Assistant Board Clerk
Signed By:
Jacqueline M. Mann, Ph.D. - Board Clerk/Chief Officer