Our platform is rooted in truth, social, racial, and economic justice for every student in Milwaukee Public Schools.
SCHOOL HEALTH & SAFETY PLAN (COVID-19)
Develop a district-wide pandemic Crisis Intervention Team to respond to and address the immediate needs and concerns of students, families and educators during COVID-19.
Provide in-person individualized instruction to students with special needs who require IEP services in accordance with IDEA State Regulations, with proper building sanitation and social distancing measures in place.
Follow the guidance of National Health and Scientific experts for school reopening clearance, with the necessary building ventilation, protective equipment, mandated masks and health reporting measures in place.
Utilize school buildings for the purpose of COVID-19 testing and community vaccinations to promote the health and wellness of marginalized communities with limited resources.
Commitment to Equity and Inclusion
Provide funding for cross-cultural and expeditionary learning initiatives for all Students and Educators to bridge learning gaps between theory and practice.
Recruit, retain and provide equitable and competitive compensation to Black and Brown Educators while offering mandated mentoring & financial resources to encourage long-term careers in the field of Education.
Allocate funding to invest in the mandatory training and development of school safety personnel and designated community leaders to promote restorative practices and dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline thus eliminating the presence of law enforcement officers and metal detectors in educational settings.
Provide on-going, mandatory equity and inclusion trainings district-wide. Trainings should include strategic and measureable plans to address district-wide racial, behavioral, academic and funding disparities assessed and measured by a community designated Equity & Inclusion Task Force.
High-quality, culturally responsive curriculum delivered by highly-trained, passionate educators and administrative leaders.
EQUITABLE FUNDING & UNIVERSAL ACCOUNTABILITY
One size doesn't fit all and the District's overall budget doesn't meet the needs of every school and every student. Without equitable funding and universal accountability, an equitable educational experience is null and void. MPS funding needs to stay in the District. Any efforts to privatize Milwaukee Public Schools will be rejected.
Schools that are low performing should be placed on school improvement plans to measure progress and success. Funding should support the development of a school's culture, climate and educators. If the schools fail to demonstrate academic success, then the school(s) need to be placed on an improvement plan to demonstrating growth. This applies to MPS public and charter schools.
Develop district and school leaders’ capacity to understand the driving forces of district-wide inequities and how school-level financial data is related to other student data. Use this data, leadership and lens to deliver a more equitable and accountable budget for students within the district.
Per pupil funding should be based on a student's economic factors.