MPS spending COVID relief funds on teacher bonuses, ‘green’ projects

With more money in federal COVID relief coming to Milwaukee Public Schools, administrators said they will fund bonuses to retain older teachers, hire temporary staff to improve literacy, and take other steps to steady the workforce and improve academics. 

This $9.6 million installment, coming after the district already received about $770 million in federal relief funds, is a result of Gov. Tony Evers’ decision to give $110 million of the state’s allocation to K-12 schools around the state. 

School board members approved the plan Thursday night, shortly after receiving an updated version of the plan just before the board meeting began. 

Board members Aisha Carr and Sequanna Taylor asked to delay approving the plan until there could be more discussion at a board committee meeting. 

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