Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 11/18/2021 - 5:30 PM
Category: New Business (for Referral to Committee unless Otherwise Indicated)
Type: Info
Subject: 1. Action on Proposed Amendments to Various Board Rules in Accordance with Board Rule 1.11, Amendments to the Rules
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 3
Effective and Efficient Operations
Policy: Board Rule 1.11 - Amendments to the Rules
Attachments DRAFT Action on Five Year Review of Board Rules
File Attachment:
DRAFT Action on Five Year Review of Board Rules.pdf
Background: In accordance with the provisions of Wisconsin Statutes, Chapter 119, and with other applicable statutes governing Cities of the First Class, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors is empowered to establish rules for its own governance.

In accordance with Board Governance Policy 2.03, Board Powers and Duties, which requires that the Board Rules be revisited periodically to determine their coherence and appropriateness to the present mission of the school district, the Office of Board Governance has completed its review and is proposing certain amendments to the Board Rules for adoption by the Board. Where appropriate, we have consulted with the Office of Accountability and Efficiency and the Administration.

Amendments proposed in this item include:

• updates to the titles of Senior Director, Accountability and Efficiency and Board Clerk/Chief Officer, Office of Board Governance, to codify previous action of the Board

• Minor edits to add clarity to current practices

Board Rule 1.11, Amendments to the Rules, states that “Proposed amendments to the rules shall be presented at a regular Board meeting and shall be referred to the Committee on Legislation, Rules and Policies for its consideration and report thereon. The Committee’s report with respect to such proposed amendment shall be presented to the Board and then held over until the next meeting, when it shall be considered and acted upon by the Board. A recorded affirmative vote of a majority of the members of the Board shall be necessary for the adoption, amendment, or repeal of rules…”

A packet of the Board Rules, which shows the proposed amendments is attached to this item.
Fiscal Impact Statement: This item has no fiscal impact.
Implementation and Assessment Plan Upon Board approval, the Office of Board Governance will make and publish the amendments to the Board Rules. Any Board Rule that is not amended will be noted as "reaffirmed" to indicate that it has been reviewed.
Recommendation: Your Committee recommends that the Board adopt the amendments to the Board Rules as presented in the attachments to this item and reaffirm those Rules for which no amendments are necessary.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jacqueline M. Mann, Ph.D. - Board Clerk/Chief Officer