Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 2/25/2021 - 6:30 PM
Category: Report of the Committee on Student Achievement and School Innovation
Type: Action
Subject: 4. Report with Possible Action Regarding First Nations Studies Survey Results
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Goal 2
Student, Family and Community Engagement
Policy: Admin Policy 1.01 - Vision, Mission, Core Beliefs, and Goals
Attachments Resolution 2021R-015
First Nations Studies Survey Results Presentation
File Attachment:
Resolution 2021R-015.pdf
First Nations Studies Survey Results Presentation.pdf
Background: At its August 27, 2020 meeting, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors referred Resolution 2021R-015, on the establishment of Indigenous Peoples Day within MPS, by Directors O'Halloran and Peterson to the Committee on Student Achievement and School Innovation.

In alignment with the Board's action, Monday, October 12, 2020, was recognized and celebrated as Indigenous Peoples' Day in Milwaukee Public Schools. To commemorate Indigenous Peoples' Day throughout the district, the following took place to stand in solidarity with Indigenous People:

1. Opportunities to reflect upon how to better promote understanding by our students of the Indigenous Peoples of Wisconsin; and,
2. Celebrations of the thriving cultures and values of the Indigenous Peoples.

The Board's action also directed the MPS First Nations Studies Program to get input from Native American community partners, staff, parents, and students as to how the district can better serve our Native American students' academic and social emotional needs. The MPS First Nations Studies Program has compiled this information and is prepared to provide an update.
Fiscal Impact Statement:
Implementation and Assessment Plan
Recommendation: Your Committee reports having received the foregoing report from the Administration. Although this item has been noticed for possible action, no action is required.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jacqueline M. Mann, Ph.D. - Board Clerk/Chief Officer