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The 2017–18 Superintendent's Proposed Budget is premised on achieving three primary goals: academic achievement; student, family and community engagement; and effective and efficient operations. The 2017–18 budget is driven by our core beliefs which are led by the commitment that students come first. Wherever students are learning is the most important place in the district. Educators and staff will promote high expectations that provide the foundation for student academic success. The involvement of families to improve student achievement is an integral part of a child’s academic success and future.
We will promote leadership that uses child-driven, data-informed decision-making, and develop the high quality educators who are key to student achievement. We will continue to pursue quality community partnerships and increased operational and financial efficiencies to support learning opportunities for our students.
Download the entire 2017–18 Superintendent's Proposed Budget here.
The Department of Financial Planning and Budget Services is proud to announce the Meritorious Budget Award presented to Milwaukee Public Schools by Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) for excellence in preparation and issuance of its budget for the Fiscal Year 2016–17. The department also received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) presented to Milwaukee Public Schools for the fiscal year beginning on July 1st, 2016.
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The Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) budget is intended to serve as a policy document, operating guide and
financial plan for the fiscal year. The budget also serves as a communication document for the citizens of
Milwaukee who wish to understand how the school district operates and the methods used to finance those
The purpose of this guide is to familiarize the reader of this document with the general layout of the budget. The
MPS 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 a Glossary.
The following is a brief description of the information included in each section of this document.
The Table of Contents lists the sections of the budget organized in the order in which the information appears. The Milwaukee Public Schools 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.
The Budget-in-Brief provides summary information on the district's overall budget. The topics are covered in more detail in the subsequent sections.
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.
El Presupuesto en pocas palabras proporciona información resumida del presupuesto general del distrito. Los temas se cubren con mayor detalle en las secciones subsecuentes.
Todos los elementos contenidos en el índice del Presupuesto son “interactivos”. Haga clic en un titulo y será enviado a esa página.
The Organizational section of the 2017–18 Superintendent's Proposed Budget includes information on the school district, the City of Milwaukee, the Milwaukee 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.
The Financial section of the 2017–18 Superintendent's Proposed Budget provides a general narrative as well as 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.
The Informational section of the 2017–18 Superintendent's Proposed Budget provides detailed information as a context for understanding the information presented in the previous sections. The information is supplemental and valuable to understanding the environment in which MPS operates as a school district.
All items listed in the Informational table of contents are “interactive”. Click on an item and you will be directed to that page.
Report on FY18 Strategic Planning & Budget Development
Report on Strengthening Central Services
2017–18 Superintendent's Proposed Budget Overview
Superintendent's Proposed Budget Questions and Answers May 15 2017
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Financial Planning and Budget Services Contact Information:
Shannon Gordon - Senior Director of Financial Planning and Budget Services
Tom Back - Financial Planning & Budget Specialist
Lynn Ruhl - Financial Planning & Budget Coordinator
Mary Barnum - Budget Coordinator III
Brian Terrell - Financial Planning & Budget Analyst - East Region
Seemi Daniel - Financial Planning & Budget Analyst - Central Region
Kim Callies - Financial Planning & Budget Analyst-Underfill - Southwest Region
Lisa Medill - Accounting Assistant
Ruza Drca - Budget Planning Assistant III
Martha Kreitzman - ESEA Coordination & Compliance Manager
Shelley Perkins - ESEA Non-Public Services Supervisor
Mark Lawrence - Title I Non-Public Coordinator
Rosemary Oliveira - Grant Compliance Specialist
Michael Betts - ESEA Assistant
Cynthia Mendoza - Administrative Assistant
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