By statute, the Wisconsin Charter School Law authorizes the Milwaukee Board of School Directors to establish, by contract, Milwaukee Public Schools charter schools. A charter school is a public school that, by statute, is exempt from most provisions of Wisconsin Statute, Chapters 115 to 121, except as otherwise explicitly provided.
A charter school community agrees that, in return for more autonomy from state and local control, they will accept and be held to higher standards of accountability.
The Board, on it's own initiative, may seek and consider proposals from persons who would like to operate an MPS charter school. The Board may also convert an existing MPS school to an MPS charter school following submission by MPS teachers of a written petition requesting that the Board do so.
To obtain more information about charter schools, visit the Contracted School Services page.
To submit a proposal or a petition electronically, send us an email.
Proposals and petitions may also be mailed to the Office of Board Governance, 5225 W. Vliet Street, Milwaukee, WI, 53208.