Madison Metropolitan School District
Madison, Wisconsin

Art Rainwater, Superintendent
Minutes for Performance and Achievement
May 24, 2004
Doyle Administration Building
545 West Dayton Street
Madison, Wisconsin

Performance and Achievement Committee meeting was called to order by Chair Juan José López at 5:07 p.m.

MEMBERS PRESENT: Bill Clingan, Juan José López, Shwaw Vang


OTHER BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Carol Carstensen, Bill Keys, Ruth Robarts (arrived at 5:50 p.m.), Johnny Winston, Jr.

STAFF PRESENT: Vaunce Ashby, Jane Belmore, Diane Crear, Valencia Douglas, Mary Gulbrandsen, Roger Price, Art Rainwater, Mary Ramberg, Ken Syke, Ann Wilson - Recording Secretary

1. Approval of Minutes

It was moved by Bill Clingan and seconded by Shwaw Vang to approve the Performance and Achievement Committee minutes dated March 15, 2004. Motion unanimously carried.

2. Public Appearances

There were no public appearances.

3. Announcements

Art Rainwater commented about the contribution first graders made to the South West Resource Center to assist families in paying their utility bills and being able to stay in their homes. Bill Clingan congratulated Juan José López and the Boys and Girls Club for their contribution to Allied Drive; noted the Kajsiab House celebration, said good-bye to Ray Allen as he leaves the Board, and noted the GLSTN banquet.

4. Minority Student Achievement Network

Art Rainwater provided information about the Minority Student Achievement Network - how and when it was started, their organization and structure, the research council, and funding. The Network hosts several events during the year including an annual conference, student conference, and teacher conference. The District is a member and Art Rainwater as Superintendent is a member of the Governing Board. Diane Crear is a member of the Research Practitioner Council. Printed information from the Network's website was also distributed (copies are attached to the original of these minutes).

Diane Crear and Vaunce Ashby shared a video prepared by students as part of their project for the Network this year. The video will also be shared at the Principals' Institute this summer. Some of the students were present, introduced themselves, and made some additional comments. Art Rainwater added that students are responsible for the development of projects and the expectation is that they will be leaders in their schools as a result.

DISCUSSION: Request for regular updates of student work; interested in receiving their reflections during the school year. Selection of students and diversity; Southeast Asian student membership.

5. Other Business

There was no other business.

6. Adjournment

It was moved by Shwaw Vang and seconded by Bill Clingan to adjourn the meeting at 5:54 p.m. Motion unanimously carried.