Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 5/14/2020 - 5:30 PM
Type: Action
Subject: 3. Action on a Request to Approve the Non-Instrumentality Charter School Contract with Mother Kathryn Daniels Conference Center, Inc., for Kathryn T. Daniels University Preparatory Academy (KT Daniels) for the 2020-2021 School Year
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Goal 2
Student, Family and Community Engagement
Goal 3
Effective and Efficient Operations
Policy: Admin Policy 9.12 - Charter Schools
Attachments: 1. KT Daniels Board Item
2. KT Daniels Redline Contract
3. Appendix A: Charter School Proposal
4. Appendix B: List of MPS Policies, Procedures and Requirements
5. Appendix C: Charter School Annual Assessment Calendar
6. Appendix D: Charter School Articles of Incorporation
7. Appendix E: Charter School By-Laws
8. Appendix F: Charter School Annual Operating Budget
9. Appendix G: MPS Charter School Budget Format
10. Appendix I: Charter School Calendar
File Attachment:
KT Daniels Board Item.pdf
KT Daniels Redline Contract.pdf
Appendix A_Charter School Proposal.pdf
Appendix B_List of MPS Policies Procedures and Requirements.pdf
Appendix C_Charter School Annual Assessment Calendar.pdf
Appendix D_Charter School Articles of Incorporation.pdf
Appendix E_Charter School ByLaws.pdf
Appendix F_Charter School Annual Operating Budget.pdf
Appendix G_MPS Charter School Budet Format.pdf
Appendix I_Charter School Calendar.pdf
Background: Kathryn T. Daniels University Preparatory Academy (KT Daniels) was established as a non-instrumentality charter school beginning with the 2011-2012 school year. The current contract is for up to a maximum of 250 full-time-equivalent (FTE) pupils in grades K4 through 8. Kathryn T. Daniels is located at 4834 North Mother Daniels Way. KT Daniels has received two-year contract renewals in each year of its renewal cycle.

The KT Daniels mission is to design a rigorous college-preparatory program with highly skilled teachers and an unwavering commitment to utilize the most powerful instructional techniques and methodologies. The KT Daniels vision is to create a rich learning environment that integrates the study of performing arts, sciences, and humanities to unleash the intellectual, creative, and leadership talents of students.

On February 27, 2020, the Board approved a one-year renewal for KT Daniels and authorized the Administration, in collaboration with the Board’s Designee and the Office of the City Attorney, to begin contract negotiations with representatives from Mother Kathryn Daniels Conference Center, Inc., for KT Daniels.

In April 2020, representatives from Mother Kathryn Daniels Conference Center, Inc., for KT Daniels, the MPS Office of Board Governance, the Office of the City Attorney and the MPS Administration reviewed and negotiated the proposed modifications to the model non-instrumentality charter school contract and agreed to the attached redline contract.

Contingent upon the Board’s approval, Mother Kathryn Daniels Conference Center, Inc., and KT Daniels accept the attached non-instrumentality charter contract with the modifications as outlined in the attachments to this item.
Fiscal Impact Statement: The funds for this charter school contract are included as part of the FY21 budget process.
Implementation and Assessment Plan Upon approval, the contract will be effective starting with the 2020-2021 school year and ending with the 2020-2021 school year.

A copy of the contract will be forwarded to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Recommendation: The Administration recommends that the Board approve the attached non-instrumentality charter school contract with Mother Kathryn Daniels Conference Center, Inc., for Kathryn T. Daniels University Preparatory Academy (KT Daniels) to begin with the 2020-2021 school year and end on the last regularly scheduled day of the 2020-2021 school year.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Bridget Schock - Partnership School Supervisor I
Signed By:
Lynn Ruhl - Director of Financial Planning and Budget
Signed By:
Marla Bronaugh - Chief Communications and School Performance Officer
Signed By:
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent