Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 11/5/2019 - 6:30 PM
Type: Info
Subject: 2. Report with Possible Action Regarding the 53206 Initiative
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Policy: Admin Policy 1.01 - Vision, Mission, Core Beliefs, and Goals
Attachments: 53206 Initiative Presentation
File Attachment:
53206 Initiative.pdf
Background: To better serve the community in the 53206 zip code, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors approved implementation of the 53206 Initiative.

The Principals' Cohort continues to move forward with this Initiative. The Principals' Cohort--consisting of nine school leaders from North Division, Andrew Douglas, Auer Avenue, Benjamin Franklin, Hopkins-Lloyd, Green Bay Avenue, Gwen T. Jackson, Keefe Avenue, and Lafollette--has met monthly to further discuss the needs in 53206 schools.

Leaders have worked collaboratively to make the necessary reconfigurations for the 2019-2020 school year: Auer Avenue, Keefe Avenue, and Hopkins-Lloyd have transformed from K-8 schools to become K5 schools, while Benjamin Franklin and Lafollette will maintain their K8 status. Andrew Douglas’s educational program has moved to a middle-school program serving only students in grades 6, 7, and 8. Andrew Douglas has relocated into the original Andrew Douglas School building for the 2019-2020 school year. The Andrew Douglas School building was renovated and refreshed to accommodate the learning needs of middle-grade students.

North Division High school will serve as a flagship high school for the 53206 Initiative. North Division has produced “The Blueprint,” which outlines the “re-envisioning” of North Division High School. The plan showcases the four National Academies Foundations at North.

The nine 53206 schools will have common innovative academic and cultural programs rooted in our district’s Ambitious Instruction plan to promote academic success for some of our most disadvantaged students whoreside in this zip code.

The attached update provides an overview of the progress that has been made, alignment to the Superintendent’s Five Priorities for Success, and next steps to continue to move the 53206 Initiative forward.
Fiscal Impact Statement: N/A
Implementation and Assessment Plan
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Katrice Cotton, Ed.D. - Chief School Administration Officer
Signed By:
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent