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File #: 090597    Version: 0
Type: Resolution Status: Placed On File
File created: 9/1/2009 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 5/13/2014
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution opposing revisions to Chapter 119 of the Wisconsin Statutes allowing for mayoral appointment of either School Board members or the Superintendent of Schools.
Sponsors: ALD. ZIELINSKI
Indexes: MAYOR, MILWAUKEE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, SCHOOL BOARD, STATE LEGISLATION
Attachments: 1. Fiscal Note, 2. Media Release by Ald Zielinski
Number
090597
Version
ORIGINAL
Reference

Sponsor
ALD. ZIELINSKI
Title
Resolution opposing revisions to Chapter 119 of the Wisconsin Statutes allowing for mayoral appointment of either School Board members or the Superintendent of Schools.
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 selection process of the 9-member Milwaukee Board of School Directors, along with the Superintendent of Schools, is dictated by state statute. These School Board members are directly selected by the residents of the City of Milwaukee, with 8 individuals elected from numbered districts and one member elected at-large. The Superintendent of Schools is chosen by the elected School Board. This resolution opposes amending Chapter 119 to allow for mayoral appointment of either School Board members or the Superintendent of Schools.
Body
Whereas, Chapter 119 of the Wisconsin Statutes, First Class City School Systems, regulates public instruction in cities of the first class, therefore specifically delineating operations of Milwaukee Public Schools (“MPS”); and

Whereas, The School Board in a city of the first class, per Chapter 119, is given broad-ranging responsibilities, including the possession, care, control and management of the schools, facilities, operations, property and affairs of the school district, and is further charged with promoting the cause of education, including establishing, providing and improving school district programs, functions, and activities for the benefit of pupils; and

Whereas, This School Board is directly accountable for selecting and dismissing a Superintendent of Schools, whose duties include the assignment of all teachers, the general supervision of schools and professional staff, and the manner of conducting and grading schools; and

Whereas, This School Board is entrusted w...

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