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2016-17 Superintendent's Proposed Budget


 
The 2016-17 Superintendent's Proposed Budget delivered to the Milwaukee Board of School Directors on April 30th, 2016 prioritizes educational opportunities for the district’s students.

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Darienne Driver is increasing support to schools by $26.6 million over the current school year in her proposed 2016-17 budget presented this week to the Milwaukee Board of School Directors. The plan puts 90 cents of every dollar in the district’s School Operations Fund toward the direct education of students. That compares to 87 cents last year. 

“This budget reflects our plan to succeed,” Dr. Driver said. “It is a blueprint for building on past accomplishments and funding future achievement. We crafted the 2016-17 budget with our most precious resource–MPS students–at the forefront, placing significant emphasis on supports that will also provide our staff with the tools to grow our success.”

The budget builds on the district’s Eight Big Ideas–strategic objectives focused on improving student achievement, community partnerships and district operations. 

Among the highlights of the 2016-17 $1.1 billion Superintendent’s Proposed Budget are:

  • Support for Phase II of the Regional Development plan, which is increasing more high-performing, in-demand programs in MPS
  • Expansion of Summer School by $1.4 million to provide more opportunities for students to improve academically, including more seats for K-8 students and a credit attainment program for high school students
  • A summer bridge program for incoming 9th-grade students to better prepare students for high school and help more students graduate in four years 
  • Increased academic, athletic and other after-school activities for students
  • Additional funding to support new MPS high school graduation requirements including expansion of Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate classes, SpringBoard, world language programs and career and technical education offerings
  • Expansion of programs to increase career pathways for students in the arts, health and culinary arts
  • Development of strategic partnerships that provide additional support for schools, students and the district
  • Launch of the MPS University to support career development for staff, helping current employees obtain teacher licensure for hard-to-fill positions

The district is also launching new school sites in 2016-17 including a second campus for the high-performing Milwaukee Spanish Immersion School; a new home for Rufus King International Middle School, which offers an International Baccalaureate program; Morse Middle School for the Gifted & Talented; and Milwaukee Excellence Charter School. In addition, a new partnership between Pulaski High School and Carmen Schools of Science & Technology will bring new opportunities to students and an International Baccalaureate program to Pulaski. 

District revenues are projected to be down $1.3 million next year compared to the 2015-16 budget. The decrease comes in part from a projected revenue limit that is lower in 2016-17. 

The MPS Board adopted the Superintendent’s Proposed 2016-17 Budget on May 26, 2016. Adjustments based on enrollment, final State aid information, etc. will be considered and adopted by the Board in October.

Download the entire 2016-17 Superintendent's Proposed Budget here.

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2016-17 Transmittal Letter

The Transmittal Letter provides an overview of the Superintendent's thoughts and the process behind the 2016-17 Proposed Budget.

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2016-17 Table of Contents

The Table of Contents lists the sections of the budget organized in the order in which the information appears. The budget is organized into four sections: Budget-in-Brief; Organizational; Financial, including Schools, Central Services and Line Items; and Informational, including City Profile, MPS Profile and Glossary.

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Budget in Brief

01 - 2016-17 Budget-in-Brief

The Budget-in-Brief provides summary information on the district's overall budget. All items listed in the Budget-in-Brief table of contents are "interactive". Click on an item and you will be directed to that page.

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01 - 2016-17 Resumen Presupuestario

El Presupuesto Abreviado ofrece información resumida sobre el presupuesto general del distrito. Todos los elementos contenidos en el índice del Presupuesto son “interactivos”. Haga clic en un titulo y será enviado a esa página.

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District Overview

02 - 2016-17 Organizational

The Organizational section of the 2016-17 Superintendent's Proposed Budget introduces the district, the City of Milwaukee, the Board of School Directors, the Superintendent and Administrative Officers. The district’s structure and organization, purpose, goals and strategic objectives are also described. All items listed in the Organizational table of contents are "interactive". Click on an item and you will be directed to that page.

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Financial

03 - 2016-17 Financial

The Financial section of the 2016-17 Superintendent's Proposed Budget provides detailed information on district revenues and expenditures, forecasts, fund balance, capital and debt. All items listed in the Financial table of contents are "interactive". Click on an item and you will be directed to that page.

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Supplemental

04 - 2016-17 Informational

The Informational section of the 2016-17 Superintendent's Proposed Budget provides background and detailed community and district information, a budget glossary and other additional information to provide context and greater understanding. All items listed in the Informational table of contents are “interactive”. Click on an item and you will be directed to that page.

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2016-17 Superintendent's Proposed Budget

The 2016-17 Superintendent's Proposed Budget is organized into four sections: Budget-in-Brief; Organizational; Financial, including Schools, Central Services and Line Items; and Informational, including City Profile, MPS Profile and Glossary. Each section of the budget is designed to help the reader focus on different aspects of the 2016-17 Superintendent's Proposed Budget.

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