Standing Work Groups

Instruction Work Group

Committee of the Whole

Chairperson

TJ Mertz

Staff Liaison

Lisa Kvistad

Work Group Description

This work group will focus specifically on the mission of the School District and will address matters and issues leading to the improvement of student learning, including curriculum, instruction, assessment, and intervention, as well as topics related to educator effectiveness. Work will also include the ongoing review and revision of policies related to the range of subject matter encompassed within the Work Group's domain.

Operations Work Group

Committee of the Whole

Chairperson

Mary Burke

Staff Liaison

Mike Barry

Work Group Description

This Work Group will focus on financial management, including budget planning; building and facilities maintenance, operations, and planning; land/property transactions; and District administrative operations, including human resource systems issues such as the retention and hiring of staff and staff equity issues. Work will also include the ongoing review and revision of policies related to the range of subject matter encompassd within the Work Group's domain.

Education Resource Officer (ERO) Ad Hoc Committee

Dean Loumos, Chair

TJ Mertz, member

Anna Moffit, member

The ERO Ad Hoc Committee membership also includes 9 school district and community members

Charge to the Ad Hoc:

 Review existing MMSD data, federal and local guidance, contracts and policies related to Educational Resource Officers

 Review current research on the use and effectiveness of Educational Resource Officers and/or School Resource Officers

 Review best practices related to Educational Resource Officers and/or School Resource Officers from other districts and locales

 Develop possible recommendations for amendments to contract language and board policy based on feedback from the community in regard to our discussions, information-sharing sessions and monthly meetings

 Exchange input and feedback with the working committee before their recommendations on policy and contract language are forwarded to the Board for consideration

 Report to the Board of Education a summary of the work of the Committee on the Educational Resource Officers in MMSD