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File #: 160964    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/1/2016 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 1/18/2017
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution directing the Charter School Review Committee to require satisfactory testing for lead of drinking fountains and faucets at all city-chartered schools.
Sponsors: ALD. BOHL, ALD. HAMILTON, ALD. JOHNSON, ALD. PEREZ, ALD. STAMPER, ALD. MURPHY
Indexes: CHARTER SCHOOL REVIEW COMMITTEE, CHARTER SCHOOLS, LEAD POISONING
Attachments: 1. Fiscal Impact Statement
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
1/26/20172 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
1/18/20172 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTED

Minutes note: Ald. Murphy asked to be co sponsor
Pass14:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
1/6/20171 STEERING & RULES COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTED

Minutes note: Tom Miller and Calvin Furman - City Attorney's Office The City Attorney's Office would like an amendment that would clarify in the 3rd Further Resolved clause that the school will pay for the testing. The city would modify the schools' contracts to require the testing at all schools. Ald. Bohl moves to accept Proposed Sub A. There were no objections. Joyce Mallory - Vice Chair of the Charter School Review Committee. Jenny Flynn - Downtown Montessori Carrie Lewis - Milwaukee Water Works
Pass7:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
1/6/20172 STEERING & RULES COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTED

Minutes note: Ald. Bohl moves to accept Proposed Substitute A as amended. There were no objections.
Pass7:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
1/6/20172 STEERING & RULES COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTIONPass7:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
11/1/20160 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
160964
Version
SUBSTITUTE 2
Reference

Sponsor
ALD. BOHL, HAMILTON, JOHNSON, PEREZ, STAMPER AND MURPHY
Title
Substitute resolution directing the Charter School Review Committee to require satisfactory testing for lead of drinking fountains and faucets at all city-chartered schools.
Analysis
The Code of Ordinances states that the Charter School Review Committee (CSRC) shall, subject to Common Council approval, establish guidelines for charter-school applicants, technical requirements for applications, and criteria for approval of applications. This resolution directs the CSRC to amend its guidelines, technical requirements, and approval criteria to incorporate annual lead-in-water testing as part of the requirements for charter school applicants. Annual lead-in-water testing applies to all new and existing charter schools.
Body
Whereas, Section 320-41-6-b and c of the Code of Ordinances states the Charter School Review Committee (CSRC) shall establish, subject to approval by the common council, guidelines for applicants, criteria for approval of applications, rules and guidelines specifying the technical requirements for applications, application forms, oversight of facility status, and investigate and make findings and recommendations concerning possible termination of charter school contracts and revocation of school charters; and

Whereas, The City of Milwaukee places utmost importance on the health and safety of all children attending City-chartered schools; and

Whereas, The City is conducting a campaign to eliminate as much lead exposure as possible for its residents; and

Whereas, The Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) are currently undertaking lead testing of the water service fixtures in MPS buildings; and

Whereas, Charter schools are part of the larger system of schools available to children in Milwaukee; and

Whereas, Children attending charter schools should be afforded the same level of safety as children attending MPS schools; ...

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