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File #: 080787    Version: 0
Type: Resolution Status: Placed On File
File created: 9/24/2008 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 5/13/2014
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution relating to a pilot program to improve academic performance in Milwaukee Public Schools.
Sponsors: ALD. ZIELINSKI, ALD. HAMILTON
Indexes: EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT, MILWAUKEE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Attachments: 1. Fiscal Note, 2. Media Release by Ald Zielinski Dated 9/22/08, 3. Notice List
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
5/13/20140 COMMON COUNCIL PLACED ON FILEPass15:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
5/5/20140 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR PLACING ON FILEPass4:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
4/29/20140 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
4/29/20140 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
10/20/20080 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIR

Minutes note: Held at the request of the sponsor.
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
10/14/20080 CITY CLERK Sponsor added

Minutes note: Ald. Hamilton added as sponsor at the request of his aide on 10/14/08 - LME
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10/14/20080 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
9/24/20080 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
080787
Version
ORIGINAL
Reference

Sponsor
ALD. ZIELINSKI and HAMILTON
Title
Resolution relating to a pilot program to improve academic performance in Milwaukee Public Schools.
Analysis
This resolution calls on the Milwaukee Board of School Directors (or any successor entity responsible for operation of public schools in Milwaukee) to create a pilot program to address the problem of habitually disruptive students in Milwaukee Public Schools classrooms. Under this program, which would initially be offered in one middle school and one high school, a teacher would be authorized to identify habitually disruptive students in his or her classroom and to assign these students to an alternative learning program. The emphasis of the alternative learning program would be on providing family preservation support specialists and other related professionals who would work intensively with both disruptive students and their parents to understand the root causes of the students’ behavioral issues. The goal of the program would be to eventually re-integrate these students in regular classrooms upon successful completion of the alternative learning program.
Body
Whereas, The overall academic performance of Milwaukee Public Schools (“MPS”) students is poor, as exemplified by the low percentages of MPS 10th graders rated as proficient or above on the most recent state standardized math and English tests (28.7% and 39.0%, respectively); and

Whereas, MPS is also plagued by a high truancy rate (46% of students were habitually truant during the 2006-07 school year) and a low high school graduation rate (in the range of 46% to 58%); and

Whereas, These statistics indicate that MPS is failing to produce the well-educated workforce that Milwaukee and its businesses need to remain economically competitive; and

Whereas, Chronic disruptive behavior in many MPS classrooms creates a huge burden on MPS teachers who are trying their best to give students a sound education,...

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