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Individualized Developmental Educational Approaches to Learning (I.D.E.A.L.) Charter School

Updated May 27, 2015
4965 South 20th Street - Milwaukee WI - 53221
Type of autonomy arrangement: instrumentality charter contract
Basic Profile

Opened In

2001

Grades

K through 8

Environment

Urban

Type

District - Instrumentality Charter
Autonomies
Select leaders
Determine learning program
Select colleagues
Determine professional development
Transfer or terminate colleagues
Determine whether to take, when to take, how much to count district/EMO/authorizer assessments
Determine tenure policy
Make formal arrangements with district/EMO/authorizer to allow multiple measures in determining school success (not only a mean proficiency score)
Evaluate colleagues
Set schedule
Set staff pattern
Determine teacher workday
Determine school budget
Set school-level policy
Determine compensation
Teacher Authority Is...
De Jure and De Facto
De jure teachers' authority is granted via charter contract with district and waivers from union. De facto teachers select their colleagues, although the district retains the right to fill unfilled positions.

About the Learning Program

Rooted in individually guided education. Technology rich classroom, active learning and exploration.