Sunday, May 31, 2020

MPS budget: Board approves raises, retirement at 55, new hires and controversial busing plan

From JSOnline:

, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MPS Superintendent Dr. Keith P. Posley speaks at Riverside University High School in Milwaukee on May, 11, 2020. (Photo: MIKE DE SISTI / MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL)

Milwaukee Public Schools restored an early retirement plan that was eliminated after Act 10 and will distribute as much as $25.5 million in raises next year as part of the preliminary 2020-'21 budget approved in a marathon online session that ended early Friday morning.
Those benefits were a major victory for the Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association, which has lobbied hard for both and spearheaded the $87 million referendum approved by voters this spring that makes them possible.
But board members also trimmed about $11 million out of various line items — in early childhood, advanced academics, career and technical education, and elsewhere — to advance other priorities.
About $3 million in savings will come with the implementation of a new, three-tier busing plan that has drawn hundreds of complaints from families. Board members initially rejected the plan, but reversed themselves, in part because it will give them flexibility if social distancing requirements imposed in response to the coronavirus pandemic remain in place come fall.

I guess that school boards everywhere are full of crooks and cheats who think only of themselves.  Pigs, pigs, pigs.

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