Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 6/25/2020 - 6:30 PM
Category: Report of the Committee on Student Achievement and School Innovation
Type: Action
Subject: 1. Action on a Request to Approve the Instrumentality Charter School Contract with Honey Creek Continuous Progress School to Begin with the 2020-2021 School Year and to End with the Last Regularly Scheduled Day of the 2024-2025 School Year
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Goal 2
Student, Family and Community Engagement
Goal 3
Effective and Efficient Operations
Policy: Admin Policy 9.12 - Charter Schools
Attachments: 1. Honey Creek Board Item
2. Honey Creek Redline Contract
3. Appendix A: Charter School Petition/Proposal
4. Appendix B: List of MPS Policies, Procedures and Requirements
5. Appendix C: Charter School Annual Assessment Calendar
6. Appendix D: Charter School Articles of Incorporation
7. Appendix E: Charter School By-Laws
8. Appendix F: Charter School Annual Operating Budget
9. Appendix G: MPS Charter School Budget Format
10. Appendix H: Charter School Calendar
11. Appendix I: Memorandum of Understanding Relating to Charter School Personnel
File Attachment:
Honey Creek Board Item.pdf
Honey Creek Redline Contract.pdf
Appendix A_Charter School PetitionProposal.pdf
Appendix B_List of MPS Policies Procedures and Requirements.pdf
Appendix C_Charter School Annual Assessment Calendar.pdf
Appendix D_Charter School Articles of Incorporation.pdf
Appendix E_Charter School ByLaws.pdf
Appendix F_Charter School Annual Operating Budget.pdf
Appendix G_MPS Charter School Budget Format.pdf
Appendix H_Charter School Calendar.pdf
Appendix I_Memorandum of Understanding Relating to Charter School Personnel.pdf
Background: Honey Creek Continuous Progress School (Honey Creek), located at 6701 West Eden Place, was established as an instrumentality charter school beginning in fall 2005. During each renewal cycle since, the Board has approved a five-year renewed contract. The current contract is for up to a maximum of 401 full-time-equivalent (FTE) pupils in grades K4 through 5.

The vision of Honey Creek is to create an environment in which students are academically prepared to meet the challenges of higher education and will become socially responsible citizens.

On December 19, 2019, the Board approved a five-year renewal for Honey Creek and authorized the Administration, in collaboration with the Board’s Designee and the Office of the City Attorney, to begin contract negotiations with representatives from Honey Creek.

In April 2020, representatives from Honey Creek, the MPS Office of Board Governance, the Office of the City Attorney and the MPS Administration reviewed and negotiated the proposed modifications to the model instrumentality charter school contract and agreed to the attached redline contract.

Contingent upon the Board’s approval, Honey Creek accepts the attached instrumentality charter contract with the modifications as outlined in the attachments to this item.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The funds for this charter school contract are included as part of the FY21 budget process.
Implementation and Assessment Plan Upon approval, the contract will be effective starting with the 2020-2021 school year and ending with the last regularly scheduled day of the 2024-2025 school year.

A copy of the contract will be forwarded to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Recommendation: Your Committee recommends that the Board approve the attached instrumentality charter school contract with Honey Creek Continuous Progress School to begin with the 2020-2021 school year and end on the last regularly scheduled day of the 2024-2025 school year.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jacqueline M. Mann, Ph.D. - Board Clerk/Chief Officer