MMAC to gather facts, meet with stakeholders regarding $252M measure
MPS is a critical part of K-12 education in the city of Milwaukee. We also recognize that more than 40 percent of city students receiving public funding attend schools outside of MPS. A comprehensive effort to improve student outcomes is critical to the region’s future, however the proposal to raise an additional $252M from taxpayers in this MPS proposal raises more questions than answers.
As employers, MMAC members have a vested interest in a high-quality K-12 education system that produces the talent needed to drive economic growth in our region.
Employers are also invested partners in funding Milwaukee Public Schools, as commercial property owners account for 40 percent of the city’s property tax base. That stated, we have significant concerns regarding the $252M referendum on the ballot this April. Those concerns include: