Milwaukee Public Schools is probably in the running for one of the worst school districts in the United States. Yet the taxpayers keep letting the administration spend OUR money on ridiculous things. Early this morning, taxpayers were screwed again with a budget that will increase property taxes 2% for this year, and 4% for last year (because someone added wrong and we didn’t get screwed enough last year).
As far as I’m concerned, until MPS can actually educate children to read, write and add, there should be no extra money and no extras. You get a building, you get teachers, you get desks, and you get books. Nothing else.
Here are just a few ways the Milwaukee School Board has dreamed up to waste several million more dollars of taxpayer money :
- $375,000 to expand driver’s education
- $62,000 to hire students to work in the the two “nature centers” operated by MPS
- $101,475 for a “policy analyst,” a new employee who would spend time doing financial analysis on behalf of the school board
The best part about all this extra spending? MPS is actually looking at a DROP IN STUDENTS. Enrollment is expected to go down 3.5%, or 87,773 students. So on a per capita basis, the spending is going up a lot.