Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 9/8/2022 - 5:30 PM
Type: Info
Subject: 1. Report with Possible Action on Comprehensive School Counseling Program
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Policy: Admin Policy 7.32 - Comprehensive School Counseling Program
File Attachment:
Background: This report is being presented in compliance with Administrative Policy 7.32, Comprehensive School Counseling Program, which requires a report on comprehensive school counseling program activities to improve post-secondary outcomes, must be provided to the Board of Directors.
During the 2021-2022 school year, the comprehensive school counseling program implemented and collaborated with multiple departments and stakeholders on activities and strategies to increase post-secondary outcomes for students in Milwaukee Public Schools. The comprehensive school counseling program is closely aligned with the Academic and Career Planning (ACP) process which is statewide and now a graduation requirement. The 2021-2022 school year was mostly in person, with several pandemic protocols in place to ensure the well-being of students and staff. The 2021-2022 school year was a year of transition back in person for students and school counselors worked to provide various levels of supports to students to ensure a successful transition. The activities implemented in 2021-2022 for improving post-secondary outcomes included the following:

• School Counseling Curriculum – grades K5-12
• ACP Conferences – grades 5, 7, 9, 11
• ACP School Teams and School Plans – All schools
• Job Fair – students over 16 (in-person and virtual)
• UNCF – Empower Me Tour (virtual)
• College Application Week – grade 12
• Cash for College Campaign (Scholarship Application) – grade 12
• FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Campaign – grade 12
• M-cubed Milwaukee Parent Institute - Elementary, Middle & High
• Student Summit Workshops grades 6-12
• School Counselor Small Groups grades K-12
• Support for Milwaukee Virtual Education Program (MVP) grades K-12
• Decision Day - grade 12
• Virtual Mindfulness Room - grades K - 12
• National Apprenticeship Week- grades 9-12
• Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Week – K-12
• Early Admissions Virtual Parent Workshop – grade 8

The 2021-2022 school year also saw increases in the number of budgeted FTEs (Full Time Equivalent) for school counselors with the addition of 5 counselor FTEs through ESSER (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief) II and 1 FTE (Full Time Equivalent) through ESSER III. The district level school counselor team provided direct support to schools that were short school counselors.
Fiscal Impact Statement:
Implementation and Assessment Plan
Recommended By:
Signed By:
John Hill, Ph.D. - Director
Signed By:
Jennifer Mims Howell - Chief Academic Officer
Signed By:
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent