PURPOSE: To review charter school applications and make recommendations to the Common Council for the granting of charter school status. The committee is also responsible for the continuing oversight and ongoing review of charter schools. In addition, it hears and decides appeals filed by unsuccessful charter school applicants.
COMPOSITION: Seven members: three members appointed by the Mayor; three members appointed by the Common Council President; and the City Comptroller or the Comptroller’s designee. The six appointed members are subject to confirmation by the Common Council and serve at the pleasure of their appointing authorities. Terms for the six appointed members are three years. The members shall elect a chair and vice chair.
A member who is not an elected official continues to serve after the completion of his or her term until reappointed or until a successor has been appointed.
Due to the nature of the business conducted by this body, members are required to file a Statement of Economic Interests with the Board of Ethics.
CREATING AUTHORITY: Section 118.40, Wis. Stats., s. 320-41 of the Milwaukee Code of Ordinances.
SALARY: $20 per meeting
STAFFING: Department of Administration, 286-3850
PLEASE NOTE: "2099" terms are assigned to ex officio members of bodies who do not have precise terms.
LAST UPDATED: December 8, 2012