Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 2/14/2019 - 6:30 PM
Category: ITEMS OF BUSINESS
Type: Info
Subject: 6. Report with Possible Action Regarding the Milwaukee Public Schools Montessori Strategic Plan (MPSMSP)
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Policy: Admin Policy 2.12 - Advisory Committees: Administration-originated
Attachments: MPSMSP Draft
MPSMSP Presentation
File Attachment:
MPSMSP_Draft.pdf
Montessori Advisory Committee Presentation.pdf
Background: At its meeting on September 27, 2018, the Board took action regarding the development of a district-established MPS Montessori Strategic Plan Advisory Committee to begin work on the MPS Montessori Strategic Plan (MPSMSP). The MPSMSP was to include long- and short-term planning.

Through a collaborative effort by parents, principals, teachers, school administration, Board members, and community members, a first draft of a strategic plan has been created. It offers a strategy to protect, enhance, and expand public Montessori education within Milwaukee Public Schools.

The Montessori Strategic Plan's timeline is organized with action items which are prioritized in years one, three, and five. The recommendations in the plan could be fully implemented by 2024. They include the following: adoption of Montessori Essential Elements, hiring of a Montessori coordinator, a new teacher training pipeline, adolescent training, and expanding program offerings with equity.

Projected costs to implement the final plan will be included in the final draft of the plan.
Fiscal Impact Statement: This item does not authorize expenditures.
Implementation and Assessment Plan
Recommendation:
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Christopher Hauser - Interim Deputy Superintendent
Signed By:
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent