MMSD Schools Week Ahead

Posted May 8th, 2017 @ 8:21 AM by

[I think Brenda is on a well-deserved vacation, so I am posting this — TJM]

5 (noticed) meetings this week.

Monday May 8

5:00 pm, Special Board of Education Meeting in Closed Session Followed by Open Session Workshop— Doyle Administration Building 545 West Dayton Street Madison, WI 53703 Room 103

— Consideration of employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of public employees over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility, specifically to consider the non-renewal of teacher contracts, pursuant to Wis. Stat. Sec. 19.85(1)(b) and (c)

— Consideration of financial, medical, social or personal histories or disciplinary data of specific persons, preliminary consideration of specific personnel problems or the investigation of charges against specific persons except where par. (b) applies which, if discussed in public, would be likely to have a substantially adverse effect upon the reputation of any person referred to in such histories or data, or involved in such problems or investigations, pursuant to Wis. Stat. Sec. 19.85(f)

— Motion to go into open session

— Contract/Staffing Notice

5:45 pm — Operations Work Group — Doyle Administration Building, 545 West Dayton Street, Room 103.

I have a long post up at AMPS on the MMSD Budget work related to this meeting.  Here is an excerpt:

At 5:45 on Monday, May 8, 2017 the Madison Metropolitan School District Operations Work Group will hold our first extended discussion of the the 2017-18 Budget since receiving the draft Budget Book.  Also on the agenda is the first of two scheduled discussions of possible changes to the Behavior Education Plan (summary here, many other related files attached to the agenda on BoardDocs, linked above).  It will be a busy evening.

In anticipation of these meeting, and this phase of the budget work, I sent two communications to the rest of the Board, and the Administration (here and here).  The first concentrates on some of the areas where I am thinking about offering amendments (there may be other areas, but I wanted to start with these); because the it appears the meeting will focus on the administrative “Priority Actions,” the second is on these.

In the interest of transparency and public awareness, I am posting these here, annotated with some extra commentary, notes, and links.

Now the agenda:

— Public Appearances

— Motion to approve minutes dated March 13 and April 3, 2017

2017-18 Proposed Preliminary Budget, Presentation, Discussion

Behavior Education Plan (BEP) Policy Review, Proposed action item for May 22, 2017 Regular Board meeting (summary linked, related documents on BoardDocs). Note the Board will hold a special meeting on May 15 to continue work on the BEP.

6:00 pm, Nuestro Mundo, Inc. Board of Directors ,WEA Trust,45 Nob Hill Road,Madison, WI 53713

1.Call to Order/Review Agenda
2.Approval of Minutes datedApril 3, 2017
3. Guest–Mikaela Hagen–12th grade field trip
4.President’s Report —Board summer plans
5. Principal’s Report—Summer School updates
6.Strategic Planning—April meeting recap
7.Financial Report—Fundraising chairperson needed
8.Board Recruitment—New Board Member vote
9.Committee Reports—schedule monthly meetings
10.NMI Scholarships Updates
11.Community Group Update —events and updates
12.Bridging Committee/Charter Renewal Updates
13.Newsletter and Website
14. Adjourn–Next Meeting Date:June 12, 2017
Wednesday, May 10
4:30 pm, MMSD Advanced Learning Parent Advisory Council — Doyle Administration Building 545 West Dayton Street Madison, WI 53703 Room 100A
1.Welcome/Introductions
2.Update on the Advanced Learning Plan/Timeline
3.Overview of the 2017-18 Advanced Learning Advisory Committee:
a. Rationale
b. Cross-functional group
c.Tentative format and structure
d. Proposed dates/times
4.Potential Ideas for Voices in the Field and Focus Topics
5.Leverage Points for Change, Focusing Our Work
6.Adjournment
5:00 PM, City of Madison Education Committee Meeting, 30 W. Mifflin Street, Madison, WI 53703Room 10
1. Call to Order/Roll Call
2.Approval of Minutes dated April 5, 2017
3. Public Comment
4.Disclosures and Recusals
5.Discussion Items:
6.Adjournment
That’s it (I am not doing the City and the County, too much work — I don’t know how  Brenda finds the time, but I very much appreciate that she does!), but you can access the schedules and agenda here for the County, and here for the City.
TJ Mertz

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