Madison Metropolitan School District
Madison, Wisconsin

Art Rainwater, Superintendent
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Minutes for Performance and Achievement
January 31, 2005
Doyle Administration Building
545 West Dayton Street, Room 103
Madison, Wisconsin

Performance and Achievement Committee meeting was called to order by Chair José López at 5:04 p.m.

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

MEMBERS ABSENT: None

OTHER BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Carol Carstensen, Bill Keys, Ruth Robarts (arrived 5:13 p.m.), Johnny Winston, Jr.

STUDENT BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Oliver Kiefer, Lena Song

STAFF PRESENT: Jane Belmore, Valencia Douglas, Anne Fischer, Steve Hartley, Kurt Kiefer, Roger Price, Art Rainwater, Mary Ramberg, Sally Schultz, Ken Syke, Ann Wilson - Recording Secretary

1. Approval of Minutes

It was moved by Bill Clingan and seconded by Juan José López to approve the Performance and Achievement Committee minutes dated January 24, 2005 as distributed. Motion unanimously carried.

2. Public Appearances

There were no public appearances.

3. Announcements

There were no announcements.

4. Report on the 2004 MMSD Summer School Program and Recommendations relative to the 2005 MMSD Summer School Program

(Written materials provided: Memorandum from Steve Hartley and Mary Ramberg dated 1/31/05 re: 2004-Extended Learning Summer School and High School Summer School Report with attachments: Executive Summary, Recommendations for 2005 Extended Learning Summer School, and Budget Information 2005 - all attached to the original opy of these minutes.)

Steve Hartley presented the Summer School report and recommendations. He acknowledged the important work of his colleagues as a planning team (Mary Ramberg and Kurt Kiefer with other staff as needed) and their role in making the programs so successful. The year 2004 was the second year the comprehensive summer school program was offered. Major changes have been to offer a full-day program and a week of staff development and preparation for teachers.

DISCUSSION: Summer cleaning at summer school sites; Spanish and other language speaking teachers; STARS program. Size of the program, expansion possibilities, communication with other summer programs.

FOLLOW-UP: Request for the number of students of color attending the enrichment program.

Presentation of report at a Regular Board meeting, perhaps in April.

It was moved by Shwaw Vang and seconded by Bill Clingan to approve the budget for Summer School 2005 as presented. Motion unanimously carried.

5. MMSD Alternative School Programs

(Written materials provided: Copy of PowerPoint presentation - MMSD Alternative Programs dated 1/31/05; Guide to Madison's Alternative Programs 2004-2005 - all attached to the original of these minutes.)

Steve Hartley indicated the purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of alternative programs, focusing on Shabazz and the Affiliated Alternatives. Sally Schultz from Shabazz and Anne Fischer of the Affiliated Alternatives were also present. He noted these programs require the same level of accountability as all others across the district and that Sally and Anne regularly attend Principals meetings. Students attending these programs receive a diploma from one of the four main high schools.

DISCUSSION: Diplomas, graduation, make-up of the alternative student body.

6. Other Business

There was no other business.

7. Adjournment

It was moved by Bill Clingan and seconded by Shwaw Vang to adjourn the meeting at 6:20 p.m. Motion unanimously carried.

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