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The 2020–21 Superintendent's Proposed Budget provides an outline of the district’s current and future financial, organizational and informational position. The budget is intended to achieve the following:
Download the entire 2020–21 Proposed Budget here.
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The Transmittal Letter provides an overview of the thoughts and the process behind the 2020–21 Proposed Budget. A guide to using the budget document is provided to familiarize the reader of the document with the general layout of the budget.
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: Executive Summary; 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 Executive Summary 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 Introductory 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 2020–21 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 2020–21 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 2020–21 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.
The referendum supplement includes six priority areas that will be implemented to increase equity and excellence in our schools and promote positive educational, social, and emotional outcomes for our community’s children. On April 7, 2020, the city of Milwaukee voters overwhelmingly approved, by a 78–22% margin, an operational referendum to exceed the state‐imposed revenue limit. The $87 million recurring referendum will be phased in over four years bringing $57 million in additional services for the students in Milwaukee Public Schools in the first year.
2020-21 Superintendent's Proposed Budget Overview
Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
Have any thoughts or suggestions as to how the Districts dollars should be allocated?
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5225 W. Vliet Street - Milwaukee, WI 53208
Financial Planning and Budget Services Contact Information:
Lynn Ruhl - Director II of Financial Planning and Budget Services
Brian Terrell - Manager I of Financial Planning and Budget Services
Seemi Daniel - Financial Planning & Budget Coordinator III / Budget Analyst - Central Region
Ruza Drca -Financial Planning & Budget Coordinator III / Budget Analyst- High School Region
Laiho Leong Ho - Financial Planning & Budget Analyst I- East Region & City-Wide Region
Michele Wilborn- Financial Planning & Budget Analyst I- Northwest Region & City-Wide Region
Lia Mueller- Financial Planning & Budget Analyst I- Southwest Region
Shelley Perkins - ESEA Coordination & Compliance Manager II
Joseph Hill- Non-Public Education Services Supervisor I
Mark Lawrence - ESEA Title I Non-Public Coordinator III
Sally Kellman- ESEA Title I Non-Public Coordinator II
Michael Betts - ESEA Assistant II
Cynthia Mendoza - ESEA Administrative Assistant III
Carla Fries - Grant Development Manager I
Denise Fields - Grants Specialist I
Jennifer Butzbach - Grants Coordinator I
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