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Office of Operations

Office of Operations

OperationsChief Operations Officer:  Wendell Willis
Office Main Phone:  414-475-8528

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

Departments & Divisions

Department of Facilities and Maintenance

  • Director: Travis Luzney
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  • Phone: 414-283-4600
  • Fax: 414-283-4682

The Department of Facilities & Maintenance is responsible for maintaining the buildings and grounds of Milwaukee Public Schools. Its mission: To provide a safe, clean and well ‐ maintained environment that promotes learning. The department aims to maximize the use and efficiency of district facilities by providing timely and cost ‐ effective repair and maintenance. At the same time, the department strives to ensure that school buildings and grounds are clean, safe, sanitary and comfortable. The department also is charged with managing contracts and regulatory ‐ compliance requirements, based on district standards.

Department of Recreation and Community

  • Senior Director:
  • Lynn Greb
  • Phone: 414-475-8180
  •  Fax: 414-475-8541

The Department of Recreation & Community Services strives to promote healthy lifestyles, personal development and fun by offering recreational and educational programs for people of all ages and abilities.

Department of School Nutrition

  • School Nutrition Services Administrator:
  • Tina Barkstrom
  • Phone: 414-475-8370
  •  Fax: 414-475-8387

The Department of Nutrition Services supports academic achievement by providing students with high quality, nutritious meals, with an emphasis on exceptional customer service and financial responsibility. In 2015-16, we served over 6.5 million breakfasts, 9.9 million lunches and more than 670,000 dinners during the school year.

Department of Business and Transportation Services

  • Senior Director:
  • David Solik-Fifarek
  • Phone: 414-475-8922
  •  Fax: 414-475-8113

The Department of Business & Transportation Services provides timely printing for schools and departments, daily sorting and distribution of mail, and safe, reliable, responsive and efficient transportation services, with students as our central focus. The department's contracted buses provide transportation services for approximately 45,000 MPS students every day travel more than 15 million miles annually.

Department of Communications & Outreach

  • Director:
  • Denise Callaway
  • Phone: 414-475-8274
  • Fax: 414-475-8585

The Department of Communications & Outreach works to aggressively promote Milwaukee Public Schools, provide the community with important information about MPS, and assist in efforts to recruit and retain students and staff. The department works through a wide variety of media and print platforms with a focus on creating and reinforcing a positive image of MPS that reflects our achievements and our opportunities for growth. All district translations are also coordinated through the department.

We want you to be successful in your communication with students, families and community members. Do not hesitate to reach out to us to maximize your efforts via social media, communications training or marketing support.

Major Projects:

  • Individual school marketing plans
  • District-wide strategic communications plan
  • Creative and graphics refresh
  • Community feedback tool
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