Milwaukee Public Schools waste $103 million a year, concludes a new study. From the Journal-Sentinel:
The report mostly sidesteps the academic side of MPS, concentrating instead on business operations, from busing to lunch programs to purchasing practices to health insurance policies. It found waste in every area – inefficient payroll processing, overqualified maintenance teams, even pencil sharpeners that cost more than $100. The report also found more than five dozen central office jobs with six-figure salaries.
Milwaukee Public Schools is losing enrollment steadily, but spending hasn’t gone down.