Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 9/10/2020 - 5:30 PM
Type: Info
Subject: 5. Report with Possible Action on Comprehensive School Counseling Program Activities
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 that a report on the comprehensive school counseling program's activities to improve post-secondary outcomes to be provided to the Board of Directors.

During the 2019-2020 school year, the comprehensive school counseling program implemented and collaborated on a number of 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 a statewide requirement. The activities implemented in 2019-2020 for improving post-secondary outcomes included the following:

1. School Counseling Curriculum – grades K5-12
2. ACP School Teams and School Plans – all schools
3. ACP Conferences – grades 5, 7, 9, 11
4. Dream Big Career Fair – grades 8
5. Job Fair – students over 16
6. M-cubed University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee visits – grade 9
7. Virtual College Conversations – grades 9-11
8. College Application Week – grade 12
9. FAFSA Campaign – grade 12
10. Cash for College Campaign – grade 12
11. Virtual Decision Day - grade 12

The 2019-2020 school year was also the second year of the United Negro College Fund's (UNCF's) Empower Me Tour (EMT) coming to Milwaukee. Over 1,200 high school seniors attended, resulting in on-site college admission offers and scholarship offers totaling $11,000,000.

As a result of the pandemic, school counselors will implement a virtual school counseling program across all grades K though 12. School counselor tasks have been prioritized to address other program areas such as individual and small group student support. In the spring of the 2019-2020 school year, college planning services were provided virtually and will continue in the same format until students return to school.

As result of the referendum increasing school counseling FTE's, a number of elementary, middle and high schools will have increases in school counseling services.
Fiscal Impact Statement:
Implementation and Assessment Plan
Recommended By:
Ophelia King - Manager
Signed By:
Jeremiah Holiday - Interim Chief Academic Officer
Signed By:
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent