Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 9/18/2018 - 6:30 PM
Category: ITEMS OF BUSINESS
Type: Action
Subject: 12. Action on a Request to Enter into a Lease Agreement with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Precollege Enrichment Opportunity Program of Learning Excellence (PEOPLE) at Rufus King International Middle School
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Policy: Admin Policy 5.02 - Use of School Facilities
Attachments: 1. Proposed Lease Agreement - PEOPLE
File Attachment:
Proposed Lease Agreement - PEOPLE.pdf
Background: In accordance with the Wisconsin Idea, the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) is committed to Inclusive Excellence. The Precollege Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence (PEOPLE) works in partnership with students, parents, public school districts, alumni, and corporate and private donors throughout the state of Wisconsin to expand the pool of students from its target population who qualify for top-ranked universities and UW-System Institutions. PEOPLE is a precollege pipeline program designed for University of Wisconsin-Madison targeted minority groups and low-income students, most of whom are the first in their families to potentially attend college. Their journey prepares them to be academically and socially equipped to apply, be successfully admitted, and enroll at the UW-System Institution. Students who enroll at the University of Wisconsin-Madison may be eligible for a four-year tuition scholarship.

PEOPLE accepts highly motivated students into a rigorous program to build and master academic knowledge, build cognitive skills and strategies, build self-management skills, and explore college through experiential learning. The PEOPLE program will provide a college prep experience that is experiential and allows students to explore career interests and build the social skills needed to make a successful college transition on a world-class campus.

Approximately 160 students in Milwaukee Public Schools across grades nine through twelve currently participate in the PEOPLE program. In exchange for space at the Rufus King International Middle School campus, PEOPLE plans to serve approximately 400 Milwaukee Public School students through tutoring, academic enhancements, and summer experiences designed to prepare students for post-secondary success at no cost to students or families of Milwaukee Public Schools.

The Administration is requesting approval of a lease agreement commencing on October 1, 2018, and terminating July 31, 2020, with a lease rate of $1 per year in order to provide space for PEOPLE to further advance its work with Milwaukee Public Schools in providing precollege preparatory services to students that promote growth and create additional opportunities for future success.
Fiscal Impact Statement: There are no expenditures associated with this item.
Implementation and Assessment Plan Upon Board approval, the attached lease agreement between Milwaukee Public Schools and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Precollege Enrichment Opportunity Program of Learning Excellence (PEOPLE) shall be executed.
Recommendation: The Administration recommends that the Board approve the attached lease agreement with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Precollege Enrichment Opportunity Program of Learning Excellence (PEOPLE) at Rufus King International Middle School.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Travis Luzney - Director
Signed By:
Lynn Ruhl - Budget Analyst
Signed By:
Katrice Cotton, Ed.D. - Interim Chief School Administration Officer
Signed By:
Rosana Mateo, Ph.D. - Interim Deputy Superintendent
Signed By:
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Interim Superintendent