Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 11/8/2018 - 6:30 PM
Category: ITEMS OF BUSINESS
Type: Action
Subject: 2. Action on a Request to Approve an Amendment to the Non-Instrumentality Charter School Contract with Highland Community School, Inc.
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 3
Effective and Efficient Operations
Policy: Admin Policy 9.12 - Charter Schools
Attachments: Redline Highland Contract
Redline Highland Appendix A
File Attachment:
Highland Redline Appendix A.pdf
Highland Redline Contract.pdf
Background: Highland Community School was established as a non-instrumentality charter school on June 27, 1996. The school is located at 1706 West Highland Boulevard. The current contract is for an initial maximum of 420 full-time-equivalent (FTE) pupils and ramps up each year to serve a maximum of 435 FTE pupils in the 2019-2020 school year in grades K3 through 8.

The mission of Highland Community School is to create a community of diverse families and educators working together to offer quality Montessori education in a nurturing environment that enriches, empowers, and inspires children to reach their potential and encourages parents to become responsible for and involved with their children’s education.

In August, 2018, the Department of Contracted School Services received written notification from the Highland Community School’s representatives requesting a change in leadership effective beginning with the 2018-2019 school year.

The Administration recommends that the Board approve the attached contract and Appendix A which reflect the following amendment:

a. Tracy Williams shall be the person in charge of the school.

b. Appendices related to this contract will be updated to reflect the change as necessary.
Fiscal Impact Statement: This item does not authorize expenditures.
Implementation and Assessment Plan Upon approval and execution, the contract will become effective beginning with the 2018-2019 school year.

A copy of the contract and Appendix A will be forwarded to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Recommendation: The Administration recommends that the Board approve the amendment to the attached non-instrumentality charter contract with Highland Community School, Inc.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Marie Thompson - Director, Contracted School Services
Signed By:
Lynn Ruhl - Budget Coordinator
Signed By:
Marla Bronaugh - Chief Communications and School Performance Officer
Signed By:
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent