Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 4/6/2017 - 6:30 PM
Category: Items of Business
Type: Action
Subject: 2. Action on a Recommendation to Waive Administrative Policy 5.01(6)(b) to Rename Business and Economics Academy of Milwaukee (BEAM) Located at 3620 North 18th Street, to Andrew S. Douglas School
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 2
Student, Family and Community Engagement
Policy: Admin Policy 5.01 - Facilities
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Background: At its meeting on March 30, 2017, the Board approved the mutual termination of the non-instrumentality charter school contract with Business and Economics Academy of Milwaukee (BEAM), located at 3620 North 18th Street. The Board also authorized the Administration to operate the site as a traditional MPS school, to be effective beginning with the 2017-2018 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 the 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) and to rename the site Andrew S. Douglas 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 Business and Economics Academy of Milwaukee (BEAM), located at 3620 North 18th Street, to Andrew S. Douglas 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 Business and Economics Academy of Milwaukee (BEAM), located at 3620 North 18th Street, to Andrew S. Douglas School.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Keith Posley - Chief
Signed By:
Gina Spang - Chief of Staff
Signed By:
Dr. Darienne Driver - Superintendent