MPS budget cuts teachers and support staff


The administration of Milwaukee Public Schools is proposing a 2017-’18 budget that cuts 96 teaching positions and 98 classroom assistant positions.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports

But MPS leaders said Thursday night at a school board budget meeting that layoffs will be minimal, and all in the central office, because many of the positions cut were vacant.

“The district will see a small number of layoffs — fewer than 10,” said Shannon Gordon, senior director of financial planning and budget services.

For more on the cuts, visit Milwaukee Journal Sentinel