REMINDER: Monday, February 2, 2015 is a non-student attendance day.
REMINDER: No school on Monday, February 2, 2015 due to a teacher professional development day.
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The Office of Accountability and Efficiency (OAE) was established in 2010 to enhance transparency, oversight, and accountability to the financial operations; to evaluate fiscal performance; and to recommend solutions in furtherance of fiscal stewardship of Milwaukee Public Schools.
Through Advanced Placement’s college-level courses and exams, high school students can earn college credit and advanced placement, stand out in the college admissions process, and learn from some of the most skilled, dedicated, and inspiring teachers in the world.
MPS' Art department is committed to building community through the arts by being a resource for fine arts pedagogy, cultivating a climate where creativity flourishes, engaging the community with the arts, honoring culture and making the arts accessible to all.
The mission of the Milwaukee Public Schools Department of Assessment is to empower educators and school leaders to improve instruction and student achievement through the use of data obtained from student testing.
The Assistive Technology Team is an interdisciplinary group of program support teachers, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists and adaptive art and music professionals working together to provide assistive technology and augmentative communication to the district’s staff and students.
Audit and Program Review Services provides internal audit services, including district-wide fraud investigation and follow-up and program review services.
The Department of Benefits and Retirement Services provides strategic direction in the design and administration of employee benefit, pension and compensation plans.
Milwaukee Public Schools offers diverse learning opportunities that are available for all multilingual and multicultural learners. The cultural and linguistic diversity of the students we serve is one of our greatest assets. We strive to create quality learning environments that respect, reflect, and accommodate diversity.
The Milwaukee Board of School Directors’ business office, the Office of Board Governance, provides support to effectively and efficiently govern the District through the coordination of services among the Board, individual Board members, the public, other governmental agencies and the Administration.
The Department of Business Services and Transportation provides cost effective mail, duplicating and printing, and transportation services.
Career and Technical Education (CTE) develops and supports career-themed curriculum, work-based learning and community partnerships to prepare students for college and careers in the 21st century.
MPS identifies, locates and evaluates all children with disabilities, regardless of the severity of their disability, who are in need of special education and related services.
Community Engagement supports the district through the following areas: communications and public affairs, community and business partnerships, community engagement and outreach and volunteer coordination.
The Department of Contracted School Services' core function is to: Identify and recruit potential organizations that meet the district needs around contracted sites as outlined in its Theory of Action and demonstrate the capacity to run quality charter schools. Establish clear expectation for performance through transparent and well communicated procedures and processes. Gather the data necessary to ensure those expectations are being met. Evaluate and take appropriate action based on school performance.
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction is responsible for support of student learning throughout all academic areas. This department also provides services to support additional student learning needs such as extended learning opportunities, language acquisition, and early childhood education.
The Department of District and School Improvement provides support to all schools associated with the school improvement process, including monitoring of the School Improvement Plan (SIP) per Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requirements, and the creation, implementation and monitoring of Corrective Action Requirements (CAR).
The Milwaukee Public Schools Division of Early Childhood Education promotes and provides high quality and developmentally, linguistically and culturally appropriate educational programming and services responsive to the needs of all children and families within the community.
The Department of Employee Rights Administration provides support services and training to managers and supervisors to ensure compliance with board policies and laws regarding Equal Employment Opportunities, unemployment compensation, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and American with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The Department of Employment Relations provides strategic direction in the area of employment law and general employment matters.
Facilities and Maintenance Services is responsible for all activities associated with major and minor maintenance, design and construction of district facilities and site based building operations.
Family Services includes student services, Truancy Abatement Program (TABS), parental, family involvement, student discipline, and student enrollment. The intent of Family Services is to expand and further strengthen the collaboration among Central Services staff, school staff, parents and the community relative to these areas.
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.
The Department of Budget Services provides analytical support and recommendations for financial resources in the areas of budget, financial performance, and program policy; preserves and enhances financial resources through budget monitoring and dissemination of information; coordinates Title I compliance and non-public school services; processes Medicaid claims; and develops the proposed and final adopted budgets.
The GE Foundation Grant assists nineteen schools (and will add up to 20 more schools for the 2014-2015 school year) in the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and is working with GE Foundation, GE Healthcare, the Milwaukee Teacher’s Education Association and other MPS departments to bring the CCSS implementation to scale across the district.
The Milwaukee Public Schools Gifted & Talented Development program is comprised of a continuum of services for students needing acceleration and/or enrichment embedded in the Response to Intervention (RtI) framework.
Grants Development Services provides leadership, guidance and support to MPS in developing its potential to garner financial and non-financial external resources in support of achievement and staff development. This area supports coordination of efforts and to assure all grant dollars pursued are aligned to major district initiatives.
The Office of Human Capital develops and executes human capital strategies by addressing current and anticipating future human capital needs, trends, plans, and initiatives that support the MPS mission.
The Office of Innovation researches, promotes and fosters innovative educational programs and practices designed to accelerate student achievement and prepare students for college and career success.
The Department of Innovative Special Projects is responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of the “innovative” instructional supports for the Office of Innovation. These initiatives include, but are not limited to: Systems Thinking in Schools, Personalized Learning, IDEAS for Children, Higher Education Partners, and Pre-K to 3rd Grade turnaround efforts.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) program sponsored by the International Baccalaureate (formerly the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) is used in IB World Schools around the globe.
Staff members at the Lau Compliance Office enroll children who speak any home language other than English and screens students for ESL services.
The Department of Leadership Support and Accountability through the work of the Regional Superintendents and the Regional Directors of School Support ensures supervision and accountability for increased academic achievement, efficient school operations and meaningful family and community engagement in all schools within the four geographic regions of MPS.
The Music Office includes all curricular and extra-curricular activities in Milwaukee Public Schools. Our mission is to provide high quality music education to all students through classroom and community instructional and performance opportunities.
School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success, lifelong achievement and health of students.
Provides support, planning and monitoring for MPS activities related to maintenance, recreation, community services, business services, pupil transportation, nutrition services and technology.
Organizational Development includes Educator Effectiveness, Induction and Support, and Professional Development. Organizational Development is responsible for the induction and support, coaching and mentoring of new educators, the professional and leadership growth of all educators and strengthening teacher and leader quality through the Educator Effectiveness system of evaluation of teachers and principals.
The Department of Procurement Services serves as the district’s contracting authority for the procurement of goods and services for MPS.
Milwaukee Public Schools' Parent Teacher Association's mission is "To make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.”
The Department of Recreation and Community Services provides both educational and community recreation support services to schools and the community. The Department’s core functions include afterschool programs; citywide aquatics/outdoor education/senior adult/and therapeutic recreation activities; playgrounds and community center programming; and adult and youth sports leagues and activities.
The Department of Research and Development fosters an environment that encourages the pursuit of research, development and innovative programs through a variety of services that support grant development, program evaluation, identification of best practices and data driven decision-making.
The Department of Insurance and Risk Management reduces the probability, occurrence and cost of risk to MPS through the provision of risk identification and insurance analysis and support.
The Office of School Administration provides support, supervision, intervention strategies and accountability systems to schools and school leaders so students in all MPS schools have a safe, supportive learning environment and receive effective instruction that supports high student achievement.
The Department of School Nutrition Services administers the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program in 170 schools, After-School Snack Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, Summer Food Service Program and the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. The department serves quality meals to the greatest number of students in the most cost effective manner possible.
The Department of School Safety and Security promotes safe and secure learning and working environments, provides well-trained and effective school safety and security staff, conducts weapon scans in high schools, responds to school emergencies and addresses school safety issues as they arise in schools or in the community.
The Department of Specialized Services supports the needs of students with disabilities, including students with hearing impairments, emotional behavioral disabilities, learning disabilities, orthopedic impairments, cognitive disabilities, speech and language disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, visual impairments and other health impairments.
The MPS Summer Academy has always been an innovative approach to extending the learning opportunities for students. Over the past few years, there has been a strategic focus on teaching explicit literacy skills by engaging students in hands-on science concepts.
The Office of the Superintendent works with all the district's major offices and MPS school communities to put systems in place to prepare students for success in higher education, post-educational opportunities, work and citizenship.
The Department of Talent Management is the focal point for the delivery of high quality human capital through targeted recruitment where procedures are designed to attract, select and retain staff.
The Department of Technology Services provides support to the district in using technology to advance educational outcomes in the classrooms and to improve the operational efficiency of the departments.
The mission of utilizing volunteers in MPS is to maximize the academic learning and personal growth for all students by having volunteers assist teachers, provide enriching experiences and contribute to creating safe and welcoming learning communities.
The Wellness and Prevention Office includes the MPS Health and PE departments, MPS Ropes and Challenge Course, Safe and Drug-Free Schools, and other grant funded programs.
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