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Board of School Directors

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As established by law, The Milwaukee Board of School Directors consists of nine members: one member elected at large, and eight members elected from numbered districts as determined by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors. The regular term of each member is four years and until their successors have been elected and qualified.

Legally, school boards are agents of the state, created by the legislature and selected by the electors of the local school district to represent and act for the state in providing the district with educational programs and facilities. The Milwaukee Board of School Directors is the policy-making body for the school system, serving within the framework provided by law, the will of the local citizenry, and the ethics of the education profession.

LEGAL REF.: United States Constitution, Tenth Amendment
Wisconsin Constitution, Article X
Wisconsin Statutes, Chapter 119

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School Board Members

List of current members of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors and information about them.

Overview of Meetings of the Board and Its Committees

Overview of meetings of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors and its committees.

Meeting Notices, Agendas, and Proceedings/Minutes

Notices for the meetings of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors and its Committees

Guidelines for Giving Testimony

Guidelines for giving testimony at meetings of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors and its Committees

Beyond the Board Room

An initiative of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors

Office of Board Governance

Overview of the duties of the Office of Board Governance

Audit Services

Audit Services Homepage

Clerk Services

Clerk Services maintains, publishes and disseminates all official records and agendas of the Board, Board Committees and Board appeal hearings, and maintains the Board’s web presence.

Office of Accountability & Efficiency

The Office of Accountability and Efficiency (OAE) will provide leadership on accountability and efficiency, and support an accountability environment within the district. The OAE will also strive to bring public transparency to the district’s financial operations.

  • Accountability and Efficiency Services
  • Contract and Compliance Services

2020-21 Committee Assignments

2020-21 assignments to the Board's committees

2021-22 Committee Assignments

2021-22 assignments to the Board's committees

Boardcast

Listen to live-stream audio from Milwaukee Board of School Directors committee and full board meetings.

Head Start Notices

Notices for meetings of the MPS Head Start Policy Council

Information Requests

Milwaukee Public Schools recognizes the importance of effective two-way communication between the District and the community that it serves.

Internal Controls and Other Procedures

The most commonly used Internal Controls and Other Procedures which the District requires schools to follow

Online Agendas -- ElectronicSchoolBoard (ESB)

The ElectronicSchoolBoard is an online electronic agenda that is accessible via the internet by the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week, using a standard internet browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari).

Policies & Procedures

Board Rules, Administrative Policies and Procedures, and Board Governance Policies of the Milwaukee Public Schools

Proceedings (Minutes) of the Board

Proceeding (Minutes) of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors

Public Records Requests

The public policy in Wisconsin is to give the public the greatest amount of access to governmental records as possible.

Report Alleged Fraud, Waste or Abuse

The purpose of the MPS Fraud Hotline is to facilitate the reporting of fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement of district resources.

Office of Board Governance

Contacts

Phone: 414-475-8284
Fax: 414-475-8071
Email: governance@milwaukee.k12.wi.us

Board Clerk / Chief Officer, Office of Board Governance
Jacqueline M. Mann, Ph.D.

Assistant Board Clerk
Jill Kawala

Performance Audit Manager
Paul Geib

Legislative Policy Manager
Christopher Thiel

What's New

2021-05-20 Committee on Strategic Planning and Budget (SPB)

Audio recording of the May 20, 2021 meeting of the Committee on Strategic Planning and Budget (SPB).

2021-05-25 Committee on Strategic Planning and Budget (SPB)

Audio recording of the May 25, 2021 meeting of the Committee on Strategic Planning and Budget (SPB).

2021-05-27 Regular Monthly Board Meeting (REG)

Audio recording of the May 27, 2021 regular meeting of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors.

2021-06-01 Special Board Meeting (SPEC)

Audio recording of the June 1, 2021 special board meeting of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors (SPEC).

2021-06-08 Committee on Parent and Community Engagement (PACE)

Audio recording of the June 8, 2021 meeting of the Committee on Parent and Community Engagement (PACE).

June 22, 2021 -- Committee on Legislation, Rules and Policies (LRP)

Notice of the June 22, 2021, meeting of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors' Committee on Legislation, Rules and Policies (LRP)

June 24, 2021 -- Regular Monthly Board Meeting

Notice of the June 24, 2021, Regular Monthly Meeting of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors

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