Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 11/18/2021 - 5:30 PM
Category: Report of the Committee on Legislation, Rules and Policies
Type: Action
Subject: 2. Action on a Request to Revise and Reaffirm Board Governance Policies
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 3
Effective and Efficient Operations
Policy: Board Rule 1.11 - Amendments to the Rules
Attachments 1. Proposed Revisions to Board Governance Policies (mark-up)
2. Proposed Revisions to Board Governance Policies (clean copy)
File Attachment:
WITH MARK UP Proposed Revisions to Board Governance Policies.pdf
CLEAN Proposed Revisions to Board Governance Policies.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.

Board Governance Policy 2.03, Board Powers and Duties, requires that the Board Governance Policies 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 revisions to the Board Governance Policies for adoption by the Board. The Office of Board Governance has conferred with the Administration on applicable policies.

The following are the highlights of the revisions:

- consistent with previous Board action, updates to the titles of the Senior Director, Office of Accountability and Efficiency and Board Clerk/Chief Officer, Office of Board Governance have been made
- broadcasting information for meetings of the Board and its committees has been updated
- the list of certified bargaining units has been updated to reflect the units currently certified

As part of the review, it has been determined that the following Board Governance Policies need no revisions. These policies are recommended for reaffirmation:
1.01 and 1.02
2.02, 2.04, 2.05, and 2.13
4.05 through 4.11
4.16 and 4.17
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 necessary revisions and reaffirmations.
Recommendation: Your Committee recommends that the Board approve the revisions to the Board Governance Policies attached and reaffirm those for which no revisions are necessary as part of the five-year review process.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jacqueline M. Mann, Ph.D. - Board Clerk/Chief Officer