Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 5/26/2020 - 5:30 PM
Type: Action
Subject: 8. Action on a Request to Approve Changes to the MPS 2020 Summer School Plan
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Policy: Admin Policy 7.17 - Summer Academy
Attachments: Virtual Summer 2020 Academy Plan
June-July 2020 Virtual Summer Course List
File Attachment:
2020 Summer Academy Plan.pdf
June-July 2020 Virtual Summer Course List.pdf
Background: In December 2020, the Milwaukee Board of Directors approved the 2020 Summer Academy plan. Due to the school closure order by Governor Tony Evers and to assure the safety and well-being of students, families, and the community, as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Summer Academy June and July Sessions will be held virtually.

The attached Virtual Summer Academy plan addresses the change from a traditional face-to-face instructional delivery method to a virtual Summer Academy. All of the high school credit acceleration and credit recovery courses that were to be offered in the traditional format will be offered virtually. Students identified for Extended School Year (ESY) and School-to-Work will also be able to take classes virtually.

To accommodate the change to a virtual instructional delivery for the Summer Academy, action will need to be taken to address attendance procedures. Administrative Procedure 7.17: Summer School does not address a virtual format.

For students in grades 8-12 that are utilizing the Edgenuity online curriculum, a student completing 5% a day or 25% for the week of the curriculum, would be considered present for the course and would have 100% attendance for that course for that week. If the student does not complete at least 25% of the curriculum, the student would have partial attendance for the week. The summer program will enter daily attendance for the student throughout the week, correcting any entries at the end of the week, depending on percent, rounded to the nearest 5%, of the Edgenuity curriculum was completed.

For students not utilizing the Edgenuity curriculum, a student's attendance would be based on teacher contact and/or completed assignments. The student will need to have virtual contact (examples include: Google meet, email exchange, phone call) with the teacher in order for the student to be considered present for the day. On days there is no student contact, students would need to complete the specified task(s) or assignment(s) from the teacher to be considered present for that day.
Fiscal Impact Statement: This item does not authorize expenditures.
Implementation and Assessment Plan Upon approval by the Board, the Administration will begin steps to implement the Summer Academy Plan
Recommendation: The Administration recommends that the Board approve the changes to the Summer 2020 Academy Plan and the attendance procedures for the June and July sessions of 2020 as attached to and detailed in this item.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jeremiah Holiday - Interim Chief Academic Officer
Signed By:
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent