Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 6/25/2020 - 6:30 PM
Category: Report of the Committee on Student Achievement and School Innovation
Type: Action
Subject: 2. Report with Possible Action on Bilingual Education
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Policy: Admin Policy 7.15 - Bilingual Instruction and Bicultural Education
Attachments: Bilingual Education Presentation
File Attachment:
Bilingual Education Presentation .pdf
Background: In June 2014, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors adopted Resolution 1415R-003 regarding bilingual multicultural education. The Board's action promotes bilingualism through the implementation of essential aspects to enhance our one-way and two-way dual-language programs.

Our goals related to bilingual education are that students graduate academically prepared in English and Spanish, conversant in other languages, and capitalize on the cultural and linguistic backgrounds of all English Learner students (Els). Another important component of the Board's action is encouraging the participation of parents, staff, and other community stakeholders. To that end, the District Multicultural Multilingual Advisory Council (DMMAC) is supporting these efforts.

Since the Board's action, district staff has been working with the community to implement the resolution. This presentation will provide a brief overview regarding progress and next steps.
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