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Board of School Directors

School Board

As established by law, The Milwaukee Board of School Directors consists of nine members: one member elected at large, and eight members elected from numbered districts as determined by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors. The regular term of each member is four years and until their successors have been elected and qualified. Legally, school boards are agents of the state, created by the legislature and selected by the electors of the local school district to represent and act for the state in providing the district with educational programs and facilities. The Milwaukee Board of School Directors is the policy-making body for the school system, serving within the framework provided by law, the will of the local citizenry, and the ethics of the education profession.

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Office of the Superintendent

Office of the Superintendent

The Office of the Superintendent works with all the district's major offices, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors and MPS school communities to put systems in place to prepare students for success in higher education, post-educational opportunities, work and citizenship. Office goals include increasing achievement for all students, ensuring effective and efficient operations and encouraging meaningful family and community engagement.

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Office of the Chief of Staff

Office of the Superintendent

The Office of the Chief of Staff coordinates internal and external district-wide communications and strategic partnerships to increase transparency, support, and confidence in MPS; helps to identify, develop, engage, and integrate external resources and stakeholders to support schools, students and their families to increase student achievement; provides leadership, guidance, and consulting services for the District on strategic planning, performance management, and organizational process streamlining to improve operational effectiveness and efficiency, better inform future planning and budget formulation, and accountability.

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Office of Academics

Office of Academics

The Office of Academics is responsible for the development and leadership of the district’s academic goals and policies, directing the instructional program pre K-12 across all content areas and special programs, and engages constituent groups, teachers, principals, other staff, parents and community, in the on-going process of educational reform, curriculum planning and implementation, and program development.

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Office of School Administration

Office of School Administration

The Office of School Administration provides oversight and operational support, supervision, intervention strategies and accountability systems to schools and school leaders to ensure that students in all MPS schools receive effective instruction and have a safe, supportive learning environment that supports high student achievement. The Office of School Administration also responds to school emergencies and addresses school safety issues as they arise in schools or in the community. The promotion of safe and secure learning and working environments is done in collaboration with school leaders in order provide climates that are conducive to learning.

  • Contracted School Services
  • School Safety and Security
  • School Services
  • Student Services

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Office of Human Capital

Office of Human Capital

The Office of Human Capital ensures the integrity and effectiveness of human capital functions and provides direction for the areas of talent management, employment law, regulatory compliance, employee rights, workforce diversity, benefits, pension and compensation.

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Office of Finance

Office of Finance

The Office of Finance safeguards and acts as the steward for the district’s assets; ensures that the organization has a system of adequate financial internal controls; ensures organizational compliance with various legal and statutory requirements; provides reliable and relevant financial and budgetary information to all district and community stakeholders to form the basis of sound fiscal and operational decisions and to build community support; advises the Superintendent on financial matters, compliance, efficiencies, investments and strategy.

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Office of Innovation & Information

Office of Innovation

The Office of Innovation & Information directs the research, promotion, development and implementation of innovative educational programs and practices and manages the interface of the innovation function with other central service offices and schools. The Office also works to build capacity of district and school staff through strategic partnerships and oversees all major information and communications technology initiatives for the District - phone service, hardware, software, accessibility, increasing the effectiveness of the information technology infrastructure, where the services provided are advanced, optimized, and responsive to the needs of students, staff and families.

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Office of Operations

Office of Operations

The Office of Operations provides support, planning and monitoring for MPS activities related to maintenance, recreation, community services, business services, pupil transportation, nutrition services and technology.

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