Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 11/12/2019 - 6:30 PM
Category: ITEMS OF BUSINESS
Type: Action
Subject: 11. Action on Resolution 1819R-014 By Director Phillips Regarding Appointing School Leaders
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 3
Effective and Efficient Operations
Policy: Admin Policy 6.23 - Recruitment and Hiring: Staff
Attachments: Resolution 1819R-014
File Attachment:
Resolution 1819R-014.pdf
Background: At its meeting on January 24, 2019, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors referred Resolution 1819R-014 by Director Phillips to the Committee on Accountability, Finance, and Personnel.

Since that time, the Administration has had the opportunity to meet with the resolution's author for discussion and clarification.

The Administration is in agreement with the objectives of Resolution 1819R-014 regarding selecting and appointing new school leaders. The current practice for filling school leader vacancies is in alignment with the resolution. The resolved portions of the resolution include an emphasis on school communities being very involved in the selection of their leaders, while also acknowledging that the superintendent has the authority to utilize the interview process or to directly assign leaders in the best interest of the district.

Administrative procedure 6.23(3) outlines the process for filling the school leadership positions. Specific qualifications of candidates, as well as the interview process, including the make-up of the interview team, are defined.

The district uses a three-step interview process for selecting school leaders: School-based interview teams screen applicants and decide on the individuals that they wish to interview. From that pool, the school-based interview team conducts interviews, decides who they think are the best candidates to lead their school, and sends those individuals to round two, where the Office of School Administration will conduct interviews. Candidates that successfully make it to be finalists from those interviews are presented to the superintendent and the chief school administration officer, who make the final decision.
Fiscal Impact Statement: This item does not authorize expenditures.
Implementation and Assessment Plan
Recommendation: The Administration recommends that the Board continues the current practice, which is aligned to Resolution 1819R-014, and place Resolution 1819R-014 on file.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Evangeline M Scoptur - Interim Chief Human Resources Officer
Signed By:
Katrice Cotton, Ed.D. - Chief School Administration Officer
Signed By:
Christopher Hauser - Interim Deputy Superintendent
Signed By:
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent