Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 10/13/2020 - 5:30 PM
Category: ITEMS OF BUSINESS
Type: Info
Subject: 2. Report with Possible Action Regarding Bilingual Education and the District Multicultural Multilingual Advisory Council (DMMAC)
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Goal 2
Student, Family and Community Engagement
Policy: Admin Policy 7.15 - Bilingual Instruction and Bicultural Education
Attachments: Bilingual Education & DMMAC Presentation
File Attachment:
Bilingual Education & DMMAC 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 as well as a DMMAC update.
Fiscal Impact Statement: N/A
Implementation and Assessment Plan
Recommendation:
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Katrice Cotton, Ed.D. - Chief School Administration Officer
Signed By:
Jeremiah Holiday - Interim Chief Academic Officer
Signed By:
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent