Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 6/23/2020 - 5:30 PM
Category: ITEMS OF BUSINESS
Type: Action
Subject: 8. Action on a Request to Approve the First Amendment to the Lease Agreement with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Precollege Enrichment Opportunity Program of Learning Excellence (PEOPLE) at Rufus King International Middle School Located at 121 East Hadley Street
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Policy: Admin Policy 5.02 - Use of School Facilities
Attachments: 1. Proposed First Amendment to the Lease Agreement – PEOPLE
2. Original Lease Agreement – PEOPLE
File Attachment:
Proposed First Amendment to the Lease Agreement - PEOPLE.pdf
Original Lease Agreement - PEOPLE.pdf
Background: In accordance with the Wisconsin Idea, the University of Wisconsin-Madison is committed to Inclusive Excellence. The Precollege Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence (PEOPLE), housed in the Division of Diversity Equity and Educational Achievement (DDEEA), is committed to work in partnership with students, parents, public school districts, alumni, corporate, and private donors throughout the state of Wisconsin to expand the pool of students from its target population who qualify for top-ranked universities and UW-System Institutions.

PEOPLE is a precollege pipeline program designed for UW-Madison targeted minority groups and low-income students, most of whom are the first in their families to potentially attend college. Their journey prepares them to be academically and socially prepared to apply, be successfully admitted, and enroll at the UW-System Institution. Students who enroll at the University of Wisconsin-Madison may be eligible for a four-year tuition scholarship. PEOPLE accepts highly motivated students into a rigorous program to build and master academic knowledge, build cognitive skills and strategies, build self-management skills, and explore college through experiential learning. The PEOPLE program provides a college prep experience that is experiential and allows students to explore career interests and build the social skills needed to make a successful college transition on a world-class campus.

There are 311 students in Milwaukee Public Schools across grades nine through twelve that are currently participating in the PEOPLE program, not counting the 55 seniors that graduated. In exchange for space at the Rufus King International Middle School campus, PEOPLE plans to serve approximately 400 Milwaukee Public Schools students through tutoring, academic enhancements, and summer experiences designed to prepare students for post-secondary success at no cost to students or families of Milwaukee Public Schools. Students will enroll in the program the second semester of their 8th grade year. Those who enroll in their 8th grade year must attend one of the seventeen identified PEOPLE partnership high schools. Additionally, the PEOPLE program has eight afterschool college prep spaces that PEOPLE students must attend to receive tutoring, ACT prep, and social skill building at no cost to Milwaukee Public Schools.

In September 2018, the Board entered into a lease agreement with PEOPLE for space at Rufus King International Middle School Located at 121 East Hadley Street. The Administration is requesting approval of the proposed first amendment to the lease agreement with PEOPLE that will extend the lease term from August 1, 2020, through July 31, 2024, with a lease rate of $1 per year in order to provide space for PEOPLE to further advance its work with Milwaukee Public Schools in providing precollege preparatory services to students that promote growth and create additional opportunities for future success.
Fiscal Impact Statement: There are no expenditures associated with this item. Total lease revenue for the lease term is $4.00.
Implementation and Assessment Plan Upon Board approval, the attached First Amendment to the Lease Agreement between Milwaukee Public Schools and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Precollege Enrichment Opportunity Program of Learning Excellence (PEOPLE) shall be executed.
Recommendation: The Administration recommends that the Board approve the attached First Amendment to the Lease Agreement with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Precollege Enrichment Opportunity Program of Learning Excellence (PEOPLE).
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Tracey Parrish - Administrative Assistant III
Signed By:
Travis Luzney - Director
Signed By:
Ruzica Drca - Financial Planning & Budget Coordinator III
Signed By:
Katrice Cotton, Ed.D. - Chief School Administration Officer
Signed By:
Calvin Fermin - Deputy Superintendent
Signed By:
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent