Adopted 2022-23 Master Contract - Get It Right and Milestone

GET IT RIGHT EDUCATORS’ COOPERATIVE CONTRACT

THIS AGREEMENT is made and entered into effective as of 5th August, 2022 by and between

Get It Right Educators’ Cooperative, a Wisconsin Cooperative ( Get It Right ) and Milestone Democratic School, Inc., a Wisconsin nonprofit corporation charter school (“School”).

WHEREAS, the School operates a public charter school located in Madison, Wisconsin, designated Licensed Educational Agency.

WHEREAS, Get It Right operates a professional cooperative association of teachers as owners that contracts with charter schools to supply a learning program.

WHEREAS, the School Board desires to retain Get It Right to provide educational and management services to the School through a Teacher Professional Practice (as such term is defined below), and Get It Right desires to provide such services on the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual conditions and promises as hereinafter set forth, the parties agree as follows:

ARTICLE I DEFINITIONS:

  1. Get It Right Educators’ Cooperative/Get It Right – the legal entity defined above, also called the EC (for Educators’ Coop).
  2. School – the legal entity defined above that is the charter school.
  3. School Board – the Board of Directors of the School.
  4. Site – the actual location of the School.
  5. Staff at the Site – the people employed by Get It Right and assigned to the School/Site.
  6. Staff at Get It Right Office – the employees of Get It Right coordinating the functions of Get It Right Cooperative.
  7. Teacher Professional Practice – a group of educators contractually placed in the position of authority and given legal responsibility for fulfilling the vision and mission of the charter school.

ARTICLE II RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. The EC is responsible for providing an educational environment and setting that will fulfill the vision and mission of the School in accordance with the most current School Plan. The EC will provide appropriate daily supervision to ensure the success of the School.
  2. The EC will make employment recommendations to the School including employment terms, specifically, hiring, firing, setting salaries, wages or other compensation in accordance with the most recent School Plan.
  3. The EC will provide oversight for human resource (HR) management activities such as hiring, firing, evaluation, crisis intervention, personnel issues, and labor law compliance for Staff at the Site and assist with all aspects of employee management (the “Human Resource Management Services”) aligning practices with Labor Law and State and Federal requirements. The EC will deliver these Human Resource Management Services by working directly with the School and its Board of Directors
  4. The EC will be the employer of the Staff at the Site.
  5. The EC will provide payroll service, manage fringe benefits, workers’ compensation, unemployment compensation, and social security for the Staff at the Site.
  6. The EC will provide fiscal agent services for the Board of Directors of the school and manage their budget, invoices, purchasing, and other fiscal matters. 
  7. The School’s Board of Directors hereby agrees that the Staff at the Site will provide educational services to students enrolled in the School pursuant to the terms and conditions contained herein, and in conformance with normal professional standards and specifically to fulfill the current  School Plan to fidelity.
  8. In exercising the above responsibilities, the EC at all times reserves the right of direction and control of the Staff at the Site and has the right to hire, reassign and fire any of the employees that comprise the Staff at the Site for any action or activity of employee related to the services set forth above, in accordance with the School Plan and Bylaws of the School.

ARTICLE III LIMITATION AND EXTENT OF AUTHORITY.

  1. The School’s Board of Directors grants the EC authority and autonomy for school-level operations, in accordance with the most recent School Plan, Board Policies, and Charter Agreement such as:
  1. Developing Learning program,
  2. Providing General Day to Day management of the School, including but not limited to:
    1. Purchasing
    2. Facility Management
    3. Transportation
    4. Food Service
  3. Creating Schedules
  4. Determining School Level Policy
  5. Determining Teacher Work Hours
  6. Selecting Colleagues
  7. Choosing School Leaders
  8. Arranging Professional Development
  9. Evaluating Staff at the Site
  10. Providing input regarding termination/transfer of individuals who make up the Staff at the Site.
  11. Developing the Budget
  12. Determining Compensation
  13. Setting Staff Pattern(s), with the minimum roles provided as described in Appendix A
  14. Determining Assessments
  15. Utilizing the school’s facilities, including both the physical plant and electronic communications platform, for EC business so long as that business pertains to the staffing and operations of the school.
  16. Student recruitment and retention
  17. Fundraising and maintaining fiscal sustainability.
  1. The School’s Board of Directors and the EC acknowledge that this grant of authority by the School’s Board of Directors to the EC is meant to clarify that even though the Staff at the Site are employees of the EC per the terms of this Agreement, the Staff at the Site has the authority to bind the School’s Board of Directors on the above matters.
  2. The School’s Board of Directors, in addition to its authority granted to it under Wisconsin law, retains the authority to:
    1. Maintain the Mission and Vision of the School
    2. Approve the Budget of the School
    3. Develop and approve School Policies
    4. Enter into contracts on behalf of the School, including this EC Contract
    5. Approve and enter into Lease Agreements for facilities for the School
    6. Evaluate and assess effectiveness of the above responsibilities
    7. Support the efforts of the EC in student recruitment and fundraising
  3. This Agreement does not grant the EC any authority or right, express or implied, to assume or create any obligation or responsibility on behalf of the School Board or to bind the School Board in any manner outside of the terms listed above and elsewhere in this Agreement. In addition, this Agreement does not grant the School Board any authority or right, expressed or implied to assume or create any obligation or responsibility on behalf of the EC.

ARTICLE IV TERMS AND TERMINATION:

  1. The duration of this Agreement shall be from August 15, 2022, the effective date of this agreement, through August 14, 2023 unless otherwise terminated pursuant to the terms and conditions contained herein.
  2. The terms of this contract may be renegotiated, up to and including nullification of the contract as a whole, if the following conditions are not met:
    1. The Board can not adopt a master budget that responsibly allocates the total sum of this contract against other expenses.
    2. On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022 the EC has not enrolled sufficient students to the School, at the sole discretionary opinion of the School Board, to ensure stability in funding as to open the School;
    3. On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022, the EC has not secured sufficient funding for the School (be it through grants, donations, or access to loans), at the sole discretionary opinion of the School Board to ensure sufficient cashflow to meet all obligations as to open the School;
    4. On September 16th, 2022, the EC’s “3rd Friday September Pupil Count” does not indicate sufficient student enrollment, at the sole discretionary opinion of the School Board, to ensure stability in funding to continue the School;
    5. On January 13th, 2023, the EC’s “2nd Friday January Pupil Count” does not indicate sufficient student enrollment and retention, at the sole discretionary opinion of the School Board, to ensure stability in funding to continue the School;
    6. The term of the Accountability Procedures detailed in Article VII below are not met to satisfaction of the School Board.
  3. This Agreement may be terminated prior to August 14, 2023 by mutual written consent of the School Board and the EC.
  4. The School Board and the EC shall begin negotiations for the next contract within sixty (60) days prior to expiration of this Agreement. The current contract will remain in effect until a new contract is adopted or the current contract is terminated by mutual consent of the School Board and the EC.

ARTICLE V  PAYMENTS:

  1. The total contract amount shall be $739,983.00. This contract amount shall be fixed and independent of any factors outside the scope of this contract, including variance in student enrollment or fundraising.
  2. The following payment schedule shall be adhered to by the School:
Service DatesInvoice amountInvoice DateDue Date
8/15 – 8/26$30,855.288/268/26
8/29 – 9/23$61,710.569/239/23
9/26 – 10/21$61,710.5610/2110/21
10/24 – 11/18$61,710.5611/1811/18
11/21 – 12/9$61,710.5612/912/9
12/12 – 1/6$61,710.561/61/6
1/9 – 2/3$61,710.562/32/3
2/6 – 3/3$61,710.563/33/3
3/6 – 3/31$61,710.563/313/31
4/3 – 4/28$61,710.564/284/28
5/1 – 5/26$61,710.565/265/26
5/29 – 6/23$61,710.566/236/23
6/26 – 7/21$15,155.787/217/21
7/24 – 8/14$15,155.788/148/14
Total$739,983.00
  1. Payments shall be made by electronic transfer to the accounts of the EC on the due date indicated in the payment schedule above.
  2. Invoicing detailing the services provided, including provision of Special Education Services, “Title” services, program development services, etc, as well as the percentage allocation of each payment dedicated to distinct service provision, shall be determined in good faith between the School Board and the EC. The Board reserves the right to withhold payment until invoicing for services meets their criteria.

ARTICLE  VI  INSURANCE AND INDEMNIFICATION:

  1. The School will secure and maintain in full force and effect during the term of this Agreement, liability coverage insurance including $1,000,000 each Occurrence / $2,000,000 General Aggregate Limits and a $1,000,000 Umbrella limit, including Additional Insured coverage. The insurance policy shall include Get It Right as a named insured, and shall provide the coverage for Get It Right, which the School’s Contract with Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System requires of subcontractors at §3.1(14) items A and B.  However, Get It Right shall provide its own insurance policy covering workers compensation.
  1. The School will defend, indemnify and hold harmless Get It Right, its Board of Directors, officers, agents and employees, volunteers, and members, individually and collectively, from and against all costs, losses, claims, demands, suits, actions, payments and judgments, including legal and attorney fees, arising from personal or bodily injuries, school and educators professional liability, property damage or otherwise, however caused, brought or recovered against any of the above that may arise for any reason from or during or be alleged to be caused by the educational activities provided for in this Contract.
  1. The School will provide Get It Right a Certificate of Insurance for liability coverage including $1,000,000 each Occurrence / $2,000,000 General Aggregate Limits and a $1,000,000 Umbrella limit, including Additional Insured coverage with primary and non-contributory wording and hold harmless wording in Get It Right’s  favor and naming Get It Right as additionally insured.

ARTICLE VII ACCOUNTABILITY PROCEDURES:

  1. Holder of EC Accountability. The duly-elected Leader of the EC Leadership Circle (bearing the title “School Leadership Liaison” or similar), following the sociocracy organizational structure adopted by the EC, shall be the individual holding ultimate accountability for delivering the services indicated in this agreement. 
  2. Determination of Performance Measure deliverables. On or before Friday, September 2nd, the EC Leadership Liaison and the School Board shall come to mutual agreement around a set of specific Performance Measures that the Board shall use to evaluate the effective delivery of services described in this contract. The established set of Performance Measures shall constitute a binding Memorandum of Agreement between the School Board and the EC.
  3. Provision of Performance Measures. The School Leadership Liaison shall attend each monthly School Board meeting to provide written reports to the Board on progress toward the agreed-upon Performance Measures, and to answer any questions or concerns that the Board may have regarding these. 
  4. Right to Remedy. Should the School Board find that the EC is delinquent or deficient in its performance according to the agreed-upon services and deliverables, the EC shall have the right to remedy the deficiency or delinquency in a timely manner, according to a timeline and procedure established by the School Board.
  5. Failure to Remedy. Should the EC fail to remedy the deficiency or delinquency of any agreed-upon Performance Measure, despite the provision of a Right to Remedy as described above, the School Board may exercise one or more of the following corrective measures:
    1. Reassignment of the School Leadership Liaison: the Board may refer the issue to the School Membership to remove the School Leadership Liaison from their elected position and request election of a new EC member to the role.
    2. Removal of EC Member(s) from employment at the School: the Board requires an internal investigation process, when it is determined or reported that an individual member of the EC is in dereliction of duties resulting in failure to deliver a Performance Measure. Said investigation process must include the School Membership (Community Engagement) as described in the School Plan. In the event that the member in question fails to remedy the deficiency, the EC may terminate the employment of that member.
    3. Nullification of this contract, or renegotiation of its terms, as described in Article IV above.

ARTICLE VIII MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS:

  1. Entire Agreement. This Agreement supersedes all prior agreements and understandings, both written and oral, between parties hereto with respect to the subject matter hereof, and no party shall be liable or bound to the other in any manner by any warranties or representations not set forth herein.
  2. Successor or Assigns. This Agreement may not be assigned by either party.
  3. Notices. All notices, requests and demands provided for in this Agreement shall be delivered to:

If to Get It Right:

Get It Right Educators’ Cooperative

1202 Williamson Street, Suite 102

Madison, WI 53704

hello@getitrighteducators.coop

If to the School Board:

Milestone Democratic School, Inc.

2758 Dairy Drive

Madison, WI 53718

office@milestonedemocratic.org

  1. Modification or Waiver. Any of the terms or conditions of this Agreement shall be waived, modified or amended only by mutual written consent of the parties. Such waiver, modification or amendment shall not constitute a continuing waiver, modification or amendment in future agreements.
  1. Governing Law. The parties hereby agree that this Agreement shall be construed, enforced and governed by the laws of the State of Wisconsin.
  1. Signatures. The following individuals are authorized to enter into this agreement on behalf of their respective entities:
MILESTONE DEMOCRATIC SCHOOL, Inc.Adopted by Motion at a Special Board Meeting 08/05/2022


BY: Iassic Wilkening, Acting Board President
DATE:
GET IT RIGHT EDUCATORS’ COOPERATIVEAdopted by Consent at a Special Board Meeting 08/08/2022


BY: Arthur Richardson, Board Chair
DATE: 

Appendix A  STAFFING PATTERN AND JOB DESCRIPTIONS:

  1. Positions provided. The following positions shall be provided by the EC to the school under this agreement:
Role FTE Total (assuming full enrollment and 4 Advisories) = 7.5 FTE
EC Circle this Role reports to
EC Member Assigned 2022-2023Specified duties & responsibilities
Advisor  – 1.0 FTE each x4  = 4.0 FTE
Learning & Teaching
New HiresFacilitate Advisory 3 to 5 days per weekFacilitate a group Community Learning Experience with student-involved planning and reflection for the equivalent 1 to 2 days per weekProvide 1-on-1 advising with each student for a minimum of 20  minutes per weekDevelop PLPs with all Advisees every termSupport student learning with frequent caregiver communicationFacilitate student creation of the Profile of a GraduateLead credit-awarding panels at ExhibitionsObserve students at Community Learning sites at least every monthAttend School MeetingsAttend all staff meetings, trainings, and professional developmentCommunication with familiesProvide licensed content-area expert services in one or more of:Social StudiesScienceE/LAMathSpecial EducationSeek out and attend professional development opportunitiesFacilitate student-led building cleaning
Director of Operations & Governance – 0.875 FTE
Operations & Governance
Kate FreedmanServe as Custodian of Record for all required records of the SchoolSupport the Finance Manager to implement the Accounting and Bookkeeping policies and proceduresConduct, supervise, and report all required Pupil CountsConduct, supervise, and report all required Staff Count & IdentificationsServe as Districtwide Administrator for all WISE system applicationsServe as coordinator and contact for IDEA, Title I, II, III, and IV, including writing & maintaining the  LEA narrativesProvide all non-financial narrative and data for grant reporting requirementsMaintain all required insuranceAnswer phone calls to office phone lines, on a coordinated schedule with the Front Desk AttendantRespond to general email inquiries at office email accounts, on a coordinated schedule with the Front Desk AttendantMaintains applications, background checks, and files on all Board members, contractors, and volunteersCoordinates and maintains staff coverage schedule, including substitute coverage as neededCoordinates and schedules volunteers and contractorsMaintain inventory of property of the school in compliance with Federal grant guidelinesMaintain all contracts with Service ProvidersServe as Compliance Officer and contact for Title IX and other reported violationsCommunication with the landlordProvide operational transparency and accessibility to the Membership and all governing bodies of the schoolServes as the school’s Homeless LiaisonCarry out the duties as required under the McKinney-Vento Act. The homeless liaison is the key to ensuring homeless children and youth receive the services they need and is the primary contact between homeless families, school and LEA staff, shelter workers, and other service providers. Manage Transportation services, including:Manage and facilitate student transportation needs and accessibility in cooperation with AdvisorsEnsures that all staff who will transport students have valid and appropriate drivers’ licensesCoordinates and schedules drivers and van usageDevelops and implements policy regarding driving and transportation in consultation with insurance companies, DOT, and BoardManage all reporting with Director of Operations for submission to DPIManage all vehicles owned and operated by Milestone, including registration, insurance, service, and maintenanceFacilitate mass communication to families and studentsProvide leadership and accountability for on-going student recruitment and retention, including maintaining a digital presence (website, social media, etc) and a community presence (open houses, presentations at community events and partner organizations)
School Finance Manager – 0.25  FTE
Operations & Governance
Sarah WilkeningSupport the Director of Operations with dedicated collaborative work timeEnsure Milestone’s good standing with Federal, State, and local tax agencies, including maintaining the school’s 501(c)(3) non-profit statusCollaborate with Milestone’s contracted Accountants and Bookkeepers to maintain the financial condition and management of Milestone, including working to:Implement the Accounting Policies and Bookkeeping procedures as adopted by the BoardMaintain the budget as published the School Plan, including the management of distinct funds and expenses aligned to:Special Education fundingTitle I, II, III, and IV fundingGrant funding (WCSP, other public and private grants)Per-pupil school level fundingFood ServicesManage claims and reimbursements for all grant funding sourcesProvide financial information for all required grant reporting Provide accurate and timely financial reports to DPI as requiredMonitor Bank Activity and Verify all monthly transactionsComplete and deliver financial audits as required by grant funding sources, DPI, and the authorizerAuthorize and monitor the financial aspects of all contracts between Milestone, vendors, and contractorsWork closely with the Board Treasurer to assure compliance and accurate communication to the Board regarding the School’s finance Attend all Finance Committee meetings and provide information and reports as required to the Committee as well as to the BoardProvide leadership and accountability for on-going fundraising for the School, including grant-writing, solicitation for direct donations and gifts, and organizing access to loans and other sources of funding
Director of School Culture & Climate – 0.75  FTE
Culture & Climate
Sarah WilkeningProvides culture & community building programs, exercises, and practices at all Community Engagement Meetings (monthly), Board Meetings (monthly), School Meetings (Weekly), Design Team sessions (Weekly), and EC Work Sessions (twice weekly)Acts as the keeper of Milestone’s Worldview and Values, and consults with the EC and Board as often as needed to ensure that the culture built at Milestone is aligned with them – including providing training and resources for social justice teaching and organizingSupports the onboarding of new staff, including facilitating 1-on-1 and group learning of Milestone’s Worldview and Values, and our Services, Care, Climate, and Culture commitmentsProvides instructional coaching, training, and professional development around the school’s Worldview and Values, and our Services, Care, Climate, and Culture commitments Acts as the public face of the school, leading public outreach and engagement in collaboration with the Board’s Profile Raising and Fund Raising workgroupsProvides Culturally Sustaining, arts-based curriculum and instruction directly to students, and facilitates community connections for learning in these areasFacilitate regular staff check-ins and debriefsTakes the lead to oversee, manage, and organize responses to student incidents, supporting the Director of Transformative Accountability Initiatives; the Health, Wellness, and Safety Coordinator; and any contractors
Community Learning, Internship & ACP coordinator – 0.75  FTE
Learning & Teaching
Art Richardson
Manage all student internships, including legal and liability documentationManage software applications for supporting Community Learning (i.e. ImBlaze from Big Picture Learning)Align CL curriculum with CTE objectives and standardsCollaborate with Advisors on CL placements and protocolsProvide ACP coordination per DPI guidance
Education Assistant – 1.0  FTE total
Operations & Governance
Stefano Oviedo – 0.5 FTE
Art Richardson – 0.25 FTE
New Hire – 0.25 FTE
Assist the Learning & Teaching Circle as needed for instructional support, likely to include:Tutoring and academic support for individual studentsSupporting the “Coursework Lab” during Independent LearningProviding in-class support for Advisories and courses when need is determinedAssist the Operations & Governance Circle as needed for student supervision and administrative support, likely to include:Serving as the Front Desk Attendant to greet students, families, and visitorsMaintain records of all people who enter the buildingSupport the Director of Operations with all delegated responsibilitiesProvide Health & Wellness services to StudentsAssist the Culture & Climate Circle as needed with student social and emotional support, likely to include:One on one check-ins for student well-beingSupporting student interaction and connection with outside service providersSupporting RJ protocols and processes determined by the Justice CoordinatorGreet students, families, and visitorsMaintain records of all people who enter the buildingSupport the Director of Operations with all delegated responsibilitiesProvide Health & Wellness services to Students
Health, Wellness, and Safety coordinator – 0.25  FTE 
Operations & Governance
Stefano OviedoEnsure that all school policies and procedures regarding health and wellness are followedTend to student non-emergency medical needs at any timeMaintain and distribute prescription medications as directed by families and physiciansMaintain accurate records of all illness and injury for students, staff, and volunteersMaintain COVID safety protocols in accordance with local, State, and Federal guidelinesCoordinate required trainings for school staff AND ensure documentation of compliance is done (i.e. Bloodborne Pathogens, AEDs, Choking, etc.)Implements the justice program described in the School Plan, exclusively in regards to ”interrupting harm”.
Facilities manager – 0.25  FTE
Operations & Governance
Stefano OviedoSupervise and manage the physical facilities of the School, including:maintenance and repaircoordinating custodial and sanitizing work with studentsMaintain the digital networks and internet access within the building in collaboration with the IT coordinatorMaintain snow removal as required by the leaseMaintain and supervise key access in partnership with Director of OperationsMaintain inventory in partnership with Director of Operations and Finance Manager
Food Services, Culture & Curriculum Manager – (Incorporated into existing FTEs with other roles)
Operations & Governance
Sarah WilkeningDeliver the Food program described in the School PlanAdminister the food pantry and distribution program (Second Harvest)Do necessary accounting Maintain and report records to local, state, or federal governments when applicable Keep kitchen clean and/or coordinate cleaning with Facilities Manager / AdvisorsObtain and maintain ServSafe Certification
EL coordinator – (Incorporated into Director of Learning & Teaching FTE role)
Learning & Teaching 
Sean AndersonEnsure exceptional service to English Learner students and compliance with all Federal, State, and local laws, requirements, and reporting.Provide training, collaboration, and resources for Advisors and TeachersTitle III funding coordination with Director of Operations and Finance ManagerManage assessments and evaluations in collaboration with the District Assessment CoordinatorOrganize and facilitate translation and interpretation services as needed
School Leadership Liaison – 0.05 FTE
EC Leadership 
To be elected by Membership Community EngagementEnsure effective communication between the EC, the Board, and the MembershipMaintain regular contact with Authorizer, including submitting all compliance requirementsMaintain membership rolls, contacts database, and communication platformsMaintain documents, digital files, and digital resources related to operations, archives, and institutional memory of the schoolMaintains public calendar of events and open meetingsActs as the logkeeper – updating the Knowledge Base with meeting notices, minutes, and updates to policy and regulation
District Assessment Coordinator – (Subcontracted position or included in Director of Operations FTE role)
Operations & Governance
TBDCoordinate and implement all formal assessments required by the School Plan, OEO Contract, and DPIManage Transcripts, Computing Credits, progress reports and grade reportsCoordinating transcript alignment for incoming and exiting students in cooperation with the Registrar and AdvisorsDevelop and facilitate student academic progress and credit reports in cooperation with Advisors
Staff Assessment and Evaluation Coordinator – (Incorporated into Director of School Culture & Climate FTE role)
Culture & Climate
Sarah WilkeningCoordinates Educator EffectivenessCoordinates all staff evaluation required by the School Plan, which will include an evaluation of staff towards any goals in a Restorative Justice Response/Action Plan (RJRP)
Director of Learning & Teaching – 0.9 FTE
Learning & Teaching
Sean AndersonFacilitate curriculum developmentCoordinate course catalog, course development, and approval practices at School MeetingProvide instructional coaching and developmentOrganize Professional DevelopmentSupporting guest instructors in course developmentScheduling and organizing Exhibitions in coordination with School MeetingMaintain Academic Calendar and course schedules
IT coordinator – 0.05 FTE
Operations & Governance
Sean AndersonEnsure reliable student access to digital tools for learning, including devices and software systemsManage our Learning Management Systems (Google G Suite for Edu)Provide technology-related training and support to staff; support advisors in providing technology-related training to students and familiesMaintain all user email, document, and storage accountsCoordinate with Facilities manager for internet infrastructure managementMaintain and update the school’s website, in collaboration with the Raising the Profile workgroup of the BoardMaintain inventory records of all technology in the school purchased through any grant fundsSupervise and support contractors
Special Education Coordinator – Subcontracted
Operations & Governance
Michele Lucci (under direct contract with MDS) Guarantee Special Education Due Process (FAPE)Review all IEPs and 504s for entering studentsCommunicate with Advisors, Case Managers, and Instructors regularlyMaintain IEP and 504 oversight and management systems (OASYS, e.g.)Serve as LEA in all SpEd meetingsMaintain DPI SpEd calendar and deadlines for reportingCoordinate and communicate accommodations and modifications to curriculum, instruction, and assessment as required by IEPs and 504s with instructorsCoordinate all contracted service providers and volunteers to ensure needs are metDevelop SDI in cooperation with SpEd teachers and Advisors
School Psychologist – Subcontracted
Operations & Governance
To be directly contracted by MDSProvide direct services to studentsFacilitate small-group sessionsProvide counseling services as required by IEPsProvide instruction on Tier 1 / Tier 2 interventions for mental health/SELPerform evaluationsDevelop school-wide practices and interventions for students, and student screening
Mental Health Navigator – (Incorporated into Director of School Culture & Climate FTE role)
Culture & Climate
Sarah WilkeningSupport development of SEL curriculum for AdvisoriesMeet the needs of all students, delivering the Services, Care, Culture, and Climate program described in the School PlanEstablish and maintain connections with service providers in the communityProvide contacts and referral lists to families via our website and individually as needed
Special Education Case Management and Instruction – 1.0
Learning & Teaching
New Hire Collaborate with Advisors and the Director of Special Education to develop specialized instruction as part of students’ PLPsDesign & deliver specialized academic/social/emotional instruction as required by IEPs and PLPsCollect data & complete progress monitoring reports, sharing with Assessment Coordinator for communication to familiesKnow and understanding all IEPs and 504s for assigned studentsSchedule and facilitate IEP and 504 meetings in collaboration with the Director of Special EducationDeveloping new IEP and 504 plans, and revising plans as needed, in collaboration with the Director of Special EducationSchedule and facilitate IEP team meetings with external providers and agencies for progress monitoring updates and information sharing, in collaboration with the Director of Special Education
Justice Coordinator  – 0.75  FTE

Culture & Climate
New HireImplement the Restorative & Transformative Justice system, procedures, and protocols adopted by the ECRevise and refine Restorative & Transformative Justice system, procedures, and protocols as needed, in collaboration with the Culture & Climate circleServe as a member of the Culture & Climate circle, sharing decision-making responsibility for the following:Aim: Be accessible & welcoming to all, regardless of income, race, ethnicity, gender expression, culture, identity, age, neurodiversity, social-emotional-mental wellbeing, or dis/ability, while building agency & power for equity, inclusion, and justiceDomain:  All operational procedures and administrative regulations derived from the following sections of the School Plan:Worldview & ValuesServices, Care, Climate, & CultureJustice
Course Instructors – Subcontracted by GIR and/or provided within other FTE roles
Learning & Teaching
All certified EC members who successfully propose courses at School Meeting, New Hires as Guest InstructorsDevelop course proposals in cooperation with students, guest instructors, and other staffDevelop curriculum for certain courses, ensuring to address learning loss due to COVIDLead courses approved by School Meeting, ensuring to address learning loss due to COVIDSeek out and attend professional development opportunities
Design Team facilitator – (Incorporated into other FTE roles)
Culture & Climate / Operations & Governance / Learning & Teaching
To be randomly selected from list of volunteersConvene a new Design Team as described in the School PlanFacilitate, as a consensus member of the Team, regular meetingsLead the Team through the work of evaluating the effectiveness of the current Iteration of the School Plan, providing learning experiences including site visits and observations at other schools, collecting input from the Milestone membershipPublish a new Iteration of the School Plan at least once during the academic school year
Math Specialist and Content-Area Expert – Subcontracted
Learning & Teaching
New Hire
Support Advisors and Course Instructors in integrating numeracy development into universal learning experiences provided in Advisories and CoursesSupport Advisors in ensuring that all PLPs promote numeracy targeted at students’ individual levels of need and abilitiesDevelop course proposals for mathematics courses that address learning loss due to COVID-19Develop curriculum for mathematics courses to address learning loss due to COVID-19Provide intervention services in small-group and individual contexts based on student needs, specifically to students demonstrating learning loss due to COVID-19Serve on the assessment and evaluation panel for all student exhibitions which target math credits and competenciesAct as teacher of record for all credits and competencies aligned with Mathematics standards
Reading Instruction Expert – 0.25 FTE 
Learning & Teaching
Janice Scheiber-PoznikSupport Advisors and Course Instructors in integrating literacy development into universal learning experiences provided in Advisories and CoursesSupport Advisors in ensuring that all PLPs promote literacy targeted at students’ individual levels of need and abilitiesDevelop curriculum to address learning loss due to COVID-19Provide intervention services in small-group and individual contexts based on student needs, specifically to students demonstrating learning loss due to COVID-19
ELA Content-Area Expert – (Incorporated into other FTE roles)
Learning & Teaching
Kate FreedmanServe on the assessment and evaluation panel for all student exhibitions which target English/Language Arts credits and competenciesAct as teacher of record for all credits and competencies aligned with English/Language Arts standards
Science Content-Area Expert – Subcontracted
Learning & Teaching
New Hire Support Advisors and Course Instructors in integrating science skills & knowledge development into universal learning experiences provided in Advisories and CoursesSupport Advisors in ensuring that all PLPs promote science skills & knowledge targeted at students’ individual levels of need and abilitiesServe on the assessment and evaluation panel for all student exhibitions which target science credits and competenciesAct as teacher of record for all credits and competencies aligned with science standards
Social Studies Content-Area Expert – (Incorporated into Director of Learning & Teaching FTE role)
Learning & Teaching
Sean AndersonSupport Advisors and Course Instructors in integrating historical, economic, and social literacy development into universal learning experiences provided in Advisories and CoursesSupport Advisors in ensuring that all PLPs promote historical, economic, and social literacy targeted at students’ individual levels of need and abilitiesServe on the assessment and evaluation panel for all student exhibitions which target social studies credits and competenciesAct as teacher of record for all credits and competencies aligned with social studies standards
Social Services Navigator – (Incorporated into Director of Culture & Climate FTE Role)
Culture & Climate
Sarah WilkeningMaintain license in school counseling, mental health, or equivalent area of expertise OR if not licensed, act as referrer to these contracted services Provide direct services to students (if licensed)Facilitate small-group sessionsProvide instruction on Tier 1 / Tier 2 interventions for social and emotional health/SEL  Develop school-wide practices and interventions for students, and student screeningSupport development of SEL curriculum for AdvisoriesMeet the needs of all students, delivering the Services, Care, Culture, and Climate program described in the School PlanEstablish and maintain connections with service providers in the communityProvide contacts and referral lists to families via our website and individually as neededManage the Milestone Mutual Aid project
Substitute Teachers – Subcontracted
Learning & Teaching
Art Richardson, Janice Schreiber-Poznik, Sean Anderson, Kate Freedman, New HiresProvide coverage for planned and unplanned absences of all staff with direct student contact (Advisors, Course Instructors, Front Desk, Health, etc)
Student Services Providers – Subcontracted
Operations & Governance
New HiresServe as the school’s registrar, with responsibilities for overseeing all student application, enrollment, and attendance records, with duties including:Ensure precise and accurate attendance records and reporting enrollment as requested by the Governance Board, authorizer, and State and Federal agenciesManage all communications with the SIS providerCreate and maintain student & staff IDsMaintain, facilitate, and coordinate student, class, and credit records in SIS and Mastery TranscriptRespond to inquiries from potential students, families, and referralsReceive and respond to all applications for enrollmentEnsures complete and accurate records transfers for all incoming students
Community & EC Transformative Justice Facilitator – Subcontracted
Culture & Climate
Dr. Damita BrownProvide Abolitionist Restorative Practices and Transformative Practices across the School community, including training to the EC and support with conflict resolution among the EC and Membership

Initials to acknowledge and approve:

MILESTONE DEMOCRATIC SCHOOL, Inc.



BY: Iassic Wilkening, Acting Board President
DATE:
GET IT RIGHT EDUCATORS’ COOPERATIVE



BY: Arthur Richardson, Board Chair
DATE: 

Appendix B RACIAL JUSTICE RESPONSE (ACTION) PLAN RJRP 

Using a request form developed by the EC/Board this process can be initiated. 

In an effort to demonstrate ongoing learning of how to be a black liberation co-conspirator and transparency and accountability in accordance with the aspirations of the school justice plan especially as highlighted below, a racial justice remedial action is proposed to address concerns for the wellbeing and safety of all students and for the improvement of the school climate surrounding issues of racial justice. Since issues raised involved racial oppression, white fragility, and/or institutionalized oppression, the Board seeks reassurances that the willingness, knowledge base and capacity are adequate in the areas of racial justice, Black liberation, Black history and liberation pedagogy to meet the needs of students, parents and other staff. 

Justice at Milestone should…• Be understanding of one’s present and past.• Hold people accountable for their actions.• Help people take responsibility for themselves.• Give anyone who wants to lead the skills and training they need.• Be forgiving and understanding.• Take each person’s boundaries into account.• Be open and transparent.• Provide safe space to understand and work toward eliminating biases.• Keep us as individuals and a community safe.• Be aware of systemic and structural oppression and violence. 

Current and new hires are asked to agree to any or all of the steps outlined below deemed necessary through unanimous consensus. 

  • 90-day trial period monitored EC and School Meeting to ensure that there is sufficient alignment of Milestone values. 
  • Commitment to dismantling structural racism, white supremacist culture and the mindsets that perpetuate them. 
  • Commitment to transforming personal and inter personal dynamics of racism in an open and non-defensive manner. 
  • Commitment to submitting a personal racial justice plan that overlaps with work at Milestone so that students can benefit from and feel safe with staff or/and approaches related to race, diverse cultural backgrounds and other aspects of diversity as they intersect with dynamics of racial oppression and Black liberation.  
  • In the event of red flag incidents raising significant concern for safety, wellbeing and opportunity to advance in a culturally responsive environment free from deeply entrenched negative impacts of racism staff will prepare, and implement a racial justice response plan (RJRP) that is reviewed by the EC and the Board. RJRP will have the support of a regular review of progress by the board and the EC.  
  • The plan will be implemented with the support of an advocate who is a racial justice activist or educator with at least 10 years of experience in that area of expertise and includes in the community represented by the or identified/ issues of concern. Where ever lack of awareness, capacity or ability to relate is evident, representatives from that racial group must be found to work with the person needing guidance.  
  • The length, duration and scope of the plan will be proposed by the person submitting the plan and need the approval of both the Board and the EC. 
  • An independent  organization approved by the EC will assist in the evaluation of staff performance taking into account and RJRP progress reports. 

The staff involved will submit a progress report every 30 days for the approval of the Advocate, Board and the EC.

Initials to acknowledge and approve:

MILESTONE DEMOCRATIC SCHOOL, Inc.



BY: Iassic Wilkening, Board Vice-President
DATE:
GET IT RIGHT EDUCATORS’ COOPERATIVE



BY: Arthur Richardson, Board Chair
DATE: 
Last updated bySean Anderson on August 8, 2022
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