The Milwaukee Board of School Directors is committed to ensuring that the District continues its forward momentum and is prepared to take the steps necessary to ensure that MPS has highly qualified leadership in place at all times. The Board continues to determine direction and to evaluate the performance of Milwaukee Public Schools. The Board is excited about the progress made toward achieving our strategic goals and implementing our initiatives. Together with our current Superintendent, we have constructed a solid foundation upon which we will continue to build.

The Board is always interested in receiving feedback from our community to assist in shaping the vision and goals for the District. As we move forward, we welcome your input regarding which qualities you believe would make a good leader for Milwaukee Public Schools. More formal opportunities will be announced in the coming weeks.

For your convenience, a link to submit input has been provided below:

What qualities would you like to see in a new Superintendent?
You may also submit your comments to:The Office of Board GovernancePhone: (414) 475-8284
Milwaukee Public SchoolsTTY: (888) 808-0928
P.O. Box 2181Fax: (414) 475-8071
Milwaukee, WI 53201-2181

MPS Rules and Policies Manual

Administrative Policies of the Milwaukee Public Schools


ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES address specific issues and general guidelines to be considered in the achievement of Board governance policies. The creation or revision of administrative policies is a mutual effort by the Board and the Administration. In the development of administrative policies, the Superintendent and the Director of Board Governance are provided the opportunity to initiate and make recommendations on policy to the Board. Although only the Board may adopt new administrative policies or revise existing policies, the Administration is authorized to develop procedures to implement administrative policies without Board approval, unless the Board has specifically directed that a particular procedure or regulation be given prior Board approval.

The administrative policies are organized under nine major sections, each identified by a numeric code. Each policy is further cataloged by a decimal code to give each policy its own unique identification. The major policy sections are listed below (click on link to go to that section):

Support Services
General School Administration
Facilities Development
Fiscal Management
School Community Relations

Companion procedures established to carry out specific administrative policies appear in a separate section in this document. Each procedure has been assigned the same title and decimal code as its companion policy. For example:

	Section 3.00	 Fiscal Management
	Policy 3.08	 Student Activities Fund Management
	Procedure 3.08	 Student Activities Fund Management

It should be noted that not all policies have companion procedures. Additional procedures will be developed by the Administration as needed.

Whenever possible, additional information concerning legal references and cross-references to other related policies is also provided as an aid in using this document. In addition, information regarding the previous coding of each policy appearing in earlier editions of the policy manual is provided as a further research guide.