Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 5/12/2022 - 5:30 PM
Type: Action
Subject: 1. Report with Possible Action on MPS Montessori Strategic Plan-Revision
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Goal 2
Student, Family and Community Engagement
Goal 3
Effective and Efficient Operations
Policy: BG 2.10 - Board Advisory Committees
Attachments Montessori Strategic Plan Revision Presentation
Revised Montessori Strategic Plan FY20-FY27
File Attachment:
Montessori Strategic Plan Revision Presentation.pdf
Revised Montessori Strategic Plan FY20-FY27.pdf
Background: At the September 27, 2018 Board meeting, the Board passed resolution 1819R-004, formalizing the development of a district-established MPS Montessori Strategic Plan Advisory Committee (MAC) tasked to begin work on the MPS Montessori Strategic Plan. The plan was to include long- and short-term planning. The Montessori Strategic Plan, which was adopted on March 28, 2019, is a framework for structural supports for our eight Montessori schools, which educate more than 4,000 students. Since the Board's action, the Montessori Strategic plan has been implemented and quarterly updates have been presented to the Board.
On February 10, 2022, the Montessori Advisory Committee (MAC) requested a revised Montessori Strategic Plan, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other constraints, that made revision necessary for successful implementation. Since that time, the Montessori Advisory committee has held multiple public work sessions for feedback on the current plan to better serve the community. This revised and updated Montessori Strategic plan has been developed to ensure continual and appropriate guidelines to implement, support, enhance, and expand Montessori education within the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS). The specific tasks, items, and timelines have been revised based on the feedback from staff, families, and community stakeholders, to provide continual growth, development, and support of Montessori schools in MPS.
As the revised strategic plan draws to a close in 2027, it will be proposed to analyze the need to review, revise, and extend the Montessori Strategic Plan for continued formal Montessori support within MPS.
Fiscal Impact Statement: Adoption of this item alone does not authorize expenditures. Pending approval, the modified funds for the revised Montessori Strategic Plan budget will be authorized as part of the FY24 budget process.
Implementation and Assessment Plan Upon the Board's approval, the revised Montessori Strategic plan will be implemented and quarterly updates to the Board will be provided.
Recommendation: The Administration recommends that the Board approve the Revised Montessori Strategic Plan to be effective upon approval by the Board.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Abigail Rausch - Montessori Coordinator
Signed By:
Felicia Saffold, Ed.D. - Senior Director, Curriculum & Instruction
Signed By:
Jennifer Mims Howell - Chief Academic Officer
Signed By:
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent