Agenda Item
Meeting Date:
6/11/2019 - 6:30 PM  
3. Report with Possible Action Regarding the 53206 Initiative  
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Admin Policy 5.01 - Facilities  
53206 Update Presentation  
File Attachment:
53206 Update Presentation.pdf
To better serve the community in the 53206 ZIP Code, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors approved implementation of the 53206 Initiative.

The Principal’s Cohort continues to move forward with this Initiative. The Principal’s Cohort--consisting of nine school leaders from North Division, Andrew Douglas, Auer Avenue, Benjamin Franklin, Hopkins-Lloyd, Green Bay Avenue, Gwen T. Jackson, Keefe Avenue, and Lafollette--has met monthly to further discuss the needs in 53206 schools. Leaders have worked collaboratively to make the necessary reconfigurations for the 2019-2020 school year: Auer Avenue, Keefe Avenue, and Hopkins-Lloyd will transform from K-8 schools to become K5 schools, while Benjamin Franklin and Lafollette will maintain their K8 status. Andrew Douglas’s educational program will be moving from a K8 school to a middle-school program serving only students in grades 6, 7, and 8. Andrew Douglas, currently housed in the Keefe Avenue School building, will relocate into the original Andrew Douglas School building (3620 North 18th Street) for the 2019-2020 school year. The Andrew Douglas School building is currently being renovated and refreshed to accommodate the learning needs of middle-grade students.

North Division High school will serve as a Flagship high school for the 53206 Initiative. North Division has produced “The Blueprint,” which outlines the “re-envisioning” of North Division High School. The plan showcases the four National Academies Foundations at North.

The nine 53206 schools will have common innovative academic and cultural programs rooted in our district’s Ambitious Instruction plan to promote academic success for some of our most disadvantaged students that reside in this ZIP Code.

The attached update provides an overview of the progress that has been made, alignment to the Superintendent’s Five Priorities for Success,and next steps to continue to move the 53206 Initiative forward.
Fiscal Impact Statement:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Katrice Cotton, Ed.D. - Chief School Administration Officer
Signed By:  
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent