Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 6/25/2020 - 6:30 PM
Category: Resolutions (for Referral to Committee unless Otherwise Indicated)
Type: Action
Subject: 2. Action on a Motion to Discharge the Committee on Legislation, Rules and Policies from Further Consideration of Resolution 2021R-001 to Allow Public Testimony and to Take Immediate Action on the Resolution
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Goal 3
Effective and Efficient Operations
Policy: BG 1.01 - Vision and Mission
Attachments: Resolution 2021R-001 - Federal Funding for COVID-19
File Attachment:
2021R-001 OHalloran - Federal Funding COVID-19.pdf
Background: In May 2020, Resolution 2021R-001, on federal funding for COVID-19, was introduced and referred to the Commiteee on Legislation, Rules and Policies. The Resolved portion of the resolutio reads:

RESOLVED, That the Milwaukee Board of School Directors urges President Donald J. Trump and members of Congress immediately allocate significant and sufficient emergency stabilization aid to enable state governments across America to fund their K-12 public schools and to prevent furloughs or cuts to K-12 public school staffs and programs; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Milwaukee Board of School Directors urges the policy makers in the Wisconsin Legislature to work with Governor Tony Evers to keep the needs of the 860,000 public school children in the forefront of all decision making when prioritizing budgets and drafting education policies; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Milwaukee Board of School Directors urges Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin State Legislature to allocate sufficient funding from both the 2021-2022 state budget and the state’s Budget Stabilization Fund (also known as the “rainy day fund”) to enable school districts to fund their staff and programs and to fulfill their missions to educate Wisconsin’s school children; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Board instruct the Board Clerk to have engrossed copies of this Resolution, suitably signed and sealed, prepared and delivered to each of Wisconsin’s representatives in the U.S. Congress, to Governor Tony Evers, and to the Milwaukee delegation in the Wisconsin Legislature.
Fiscal Impact Statement: This item has no fiscal impact.
Implementation and Assessment Plan
Recommendation: The recommendation is that the Board determine how it wishes to proceed with this item.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jill Kawala-(COSM) - Assistant Board Clerk
Signed By:
Jacqueline M. Mann, Ph.D. - Board Clerk/Chief Officer