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File #: 081378    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Placed On File
File created: 1/16/2009 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 4/15/2016
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution directing the Intergovernmental Relations Division-Department of Administration to seek introduction and passage of state legislation amending provisions relating to a First Class City School System to create a citywide elective position of Chief Executive Officer and abolish the position of Superintendent of Schools, and establish the terms of office of both School Board members and the Chief Executive Officer to run and expire concurrently with those of the city’s Mayor and Common Council.
Sponsors: ALD. BOHL
Indexes: INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS DIVISION, MILWAUKEE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, SCHOOL BOARD, STATE LEGISLATION
Attachments: 1. Fiscal Note, 2. Hearing Notice List
Number
081378
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1
Reference

Sponsor
ALD. BOHL
Title
Substitute resolution directing the Intergovernmental Relations Division-Department of Administration to seek introduction and passage of state legislation amending provisions relating to a First Class City School System to create a citywide elective position of Chief Executive Officer and abolish the position of Superintendent of Schools, and establish the terms of office of both School Board members and the Chief Executive Officer to run and expire concurrently with those of the city’s Mayor and Common Council.
Analysis
As a city of the first class, public instruction in the City of Milwaukee is largely regulated by Chapter 119 of the Wisconsin Statutes - First Class City School Systems. The role, responsibilities and election process of both the 9-member Milwaukee Board of School Directors and the Superintendent of Schools are dictated by state statute. This resolution directs the Intergovernmental Relations Division-Department of Administration to seek introduction and passage of state legislation amending provisions relating to a First Class City School System to create a citywide elective position of Chief Executive Officer and abolish the position of Superintendent of Schools, and establish the terms of office of both School Board members and the Chief Executive Officer to run and expire concurrently with those of the city’s Mayor and Common Council.
Body
Whereas, Chapter 119 of the Wisconsin Statutes, First Class City School Systems, regulates public instruction in cities of the first class, therefore delineating operations of Milwaukee Public Schools; and

Whereas, The 9-member School Board in a city of the first class, per Chapter 119, is given broad ranging duties including the possession, care, control and management of the schools, facilities, operations, property and affairs of the school district, and the formation and adoption of an annual budget; and

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