Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 9/18/2018 - 6:30 PM
Category: ITEMS OF BUSINESS
Type: Action
Subject: 15. Action on a Request to Enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with the City of Milwaukee for the Milwaukee Police Department to Continue the School Resource Officers (SRO) Model for the 2018-2019 School Year
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 3
Effective and Efficient Operations
Policy: Admin Policy 4.03 - Security
Attachments: 1. Intergovernmental Agreement SRO SY18-19.pdf
File Attachment:
Intergovernmental Agreement SRO SY19.pdf
Background: Milwaukee Public Schools and the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) have a long-standing collaboration. Based on this relationship, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors has approved intergovernmental agreements between Milwaukee Public Schools and Milwaukee Police Department for the School Resource Officers (SRO) program since 2007. Both organizations have worked together to adjust resources to the needs of the district and will continue to do so.

SROs interact regularly with school administration, Violence Free Zone staff, school safety assistants, and the safety director to discuss school related concerns and resolutions. The SRO program offers consistency by the same group of police officers addressing school matters.

Based on a recently conducted independent evaluation, the following recommendations have been added to the intergovernmental agreement: 1) Allow School Resource Officers proactive time at schools that are agreed upon between MPS and MPD during which SROs can interact with students and staff to build positive relationships. 2) Provide training between MPS and MPD in areas relevant to each other's needs such as personal safety or MPS rules and procedures. 3) Language to ensure that SROs are not utilized at schools to enforce school and district rules and procedures.

At this time, the Administration requests approval of the intergovernmental agreement between Milwaukee Public Schools and the City of Milwaukee for the Milwaukee Police Department to continue the SRO model at MPS schools. A maximum of twelve SROs will be funded by MPS and MPD, with each entity to pay half of the total costs of the program.

In addition, the agreement allows for the termination of the agreement by either party for convenience upon ninety (90) days' written notice to the other party.

This item authorizes expenditure up to $478,142. The funds are in OGA-0-0-SST-DW-ECTS (School Safety - Contracted Services).
Fiscal Impact Statement:
Implementation and Assessment Plan Upon approval by the Board, the Administration will execute the Intergovernmental Agreement with the City of Milwaukee.
Recommendation: The Administration recommends that the Board approve the Intergovernmental Agreement between MPS and the City of Milwaukee for the Milwaukee Police Department to continue the School Resource Officers (SRO) Model for the 2018-2019 school year, as presented in the attachments to this item.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Ed Negron - Director
Signed By:
Katrice Cotton, Ed.D. - Interim Chief School Administration Officer
Signed By:
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Interim Superintendent