Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 4/6/2017 - 6:30 PM
Category: Items of Business
Type: Action
Subject: 1. Action on a Recommendation to Waive Administrative Policy 5.01(6)(b) to Rename Universal Academy for the College Bound (Webster Campus), located at 6850 North 53rd Street, to Daniel Webster Secondary School
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 2
Student, Family and Community Engagement
Policy: Admin Policy 5.01 - Facilities
Attachments:
File Attachment:
Background: At its meeting on March 30, 2017, the Board approved the mutual termination of the non-instrumentality charter school contract with Universal Academy for the College Bound, (located at 6850 North 53rd Street) to be effective April 7, 2017. The Board also authorized the Administration to operate the site as a traditional MPS school to serve students in grades 6-10 during the 2016-2017 school year. The school will ramp up one grade each year to serve students in grades 6-12 by the 2018-2019 school year.

Administrative Policy 5.01(6), Naming of School Facilities, states, in part,

“(b) Changing the name of a school building shall be limited to elementary and middle schools. The recommendation of a name change shall be brought to the Board through the local governance structure of the school.”

Due to that closure of the charter school and concurrent approval of the traditional MPS school, it is necessary to rename that site. At this time the Administration is seeking approval to waive Administrative Policy 5.01(6)(b) and to rename the site Daniel Webster Secondary School.
Fiscal Impact Statement: This item does not authorize expenditures. Any costs associated with this item would be absorbed within the local school budget.
Implementation and Assessment Plan Upon approval of the name change, the Administration will work with the school community to execute the renaming of the Universal Academy for the College Bound (Webster Campus) located at 6850 North 53rd Street to Daniel Webster Secondary School.
Recommendation: The Administration recommends that the Board:

1. waive section (b) of Administrative Policy 5.01(6), Renaming of School Facilities; and

2. approve changing the name of Universal Academy for the College Bound (Webster Campus) located at 6850 North 53rd Street to Daniel Webster Secondary School.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Keith Posley - Chief
Signed By:
Gina Spang - Chief of Staff
Signed By:
Dr. Darienne Driver - Superintendent