Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 2/25/2021 - 6:30 PM
Category: Report of the Committee on Legislation, Rules and Policies
Type: Action
Subject: 2. Action on Resolution 2021R-023 by Directors Peterson, Baez, and Woodward on COVID, Education, and Cuban Relations
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 2
Student, Family and Community Engagement
Policy: BG 2.13 - Board Legislation Program
Attachments Resolution 2021R-023 on COVID, Education, and Cuban Relations
File Attachment:
2021R-023 by Directors Peterson and Baez on COVID, Education, and Cuban Relations.pdf
Background: On January 28, 2021, Directors Peterson and Baez introduced Resolution 2021R-023 on COVID, education, and Cuban relations.

As of January 2021, the United States has the highest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the world – approximately 25 million infected, and deaths exceeding 420,000, with these deaths and disabilities falling disproportionately on Black and Latino/a communities, seniors, and increasingly among our youth.

This disease has caused severe disruption in our efforts to educate our children and has put teachers, staff, and students at serious risk.

This resolution concerns the importance of international cooperation and solidarity in the fields of public health and education for the common good, relative to the relationship between the United States and Cuba.

The Resolved portion of the resolution reads:

RESOLVED that the Milwaukee Board of School Directors call on the Biden administration and all other appropriate political, health, and educational authorities to promptly invite negotiations with their Cuban counterparts to explore mutually beneficial cooperation, as a step toward normalization of relations between our countries.

The Office of Board Governance, in consultation with the Administration, recommends that the Board determine how it wishes to proceed.
Fiscal Impact Statement: This item does not authorize expenditures.
Implementation and Assessment Plan
Recommendation: Your Committee recommends adoption of Resolution 2021R-023.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jacqueline M. Mann, Ph.D. - Board Clerk/Chief Officer