Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 10/20/2020 - 5:30 PM
Type: Info
Subject: 12. Report with Possible Action on Central Region Staffing
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Goal 3
Effective and Efficient Operations
Policy: Admin Policy 6.23 - Recruitment and Hiring: Staff
File Attachment:
Background: On June 25, 2020, Resolution 2021R-005 was introduced and referred to the Committee on Accountability, Finance and Personnel. The resolution was discussed at the July 30, 2020 and September 24, 2020 Board meetings, at which time the Administration provided additional analysis as requested by the Board.

At the September 24, 2020 meeting, the Board approved a motion to send the resolution back to committee. The motion also included direction to the Administration to form a task force to review possible revisions in current policies or procedures to increase the recruitment and long-term stability of employees working in hard-to-staff schools. The work is to include, but not be limited to, the current school transfer and interview processes, possible incentives, and the need to ensure that building leaders are collaborative and practice shared leadership.

The Administration has worked to begin formation of the task force, which includes the following:

Dir. Annie Woodward, Board Member, District #4
Mr. Calvin Fermin, Deputy Superintendent (Chair)
Dr. Carletta Noland, Regional Superintendent, Central Region (Vice-chair)
Ms. Felice Beal, Instructional Leadership Director, Central Region
Ms. Kirsten Brown, Principal, Gaenslen School
Parent, Gaenslen School
Mr. Keith Carrington, Principal, North Division High School
Parent, North Division High School
Student, North Division High School
Ms. Tiffany Fisher, Principal, Roosevelt Middle School
Parent, Roosevelt Middle School
Student, Roosevelt Middle School
Dr. Christlyn Frederick-Stanley, Principal, Keefe Avenue School
Parent, Keefe Avenue School
Ms. Rhoda Jones-Goodwin, Principal, Manitoba School
Parent, Manitoba School
Ms. Debra Rash, Principal, Maple Tree School
Parent, Maple Tree School
Mr. Ben Ward, Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association
Ms. Pepper LaMothe, Manager, Talent Management
Ms. Bernadine Cosey, Talent Management Specialist

The first virtual meeting of the task force is scheduled for later in October. The focus of the first meeting will be to familiarize participants with the resolution and the focus of the task force as detailed in the motion that was approved by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors on September 24, 2020. The Administration will continue to report to the Board on a monthly basis.
Fiscal Impact Statement: N/A
Implementation and Assessment Plan
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Carol Eady - Director II
Signed By:
Calvin Fermin - Deputy Superintendent
Signed By:
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent