MPS hosting recruitment events in effort to hire 700 new teachers

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) —  Milwaukee Public Schools will host five recruitment events from February 6th through March 20th in an effort to hire 700 new teachers, as well as paraprofessionals and more than a dozen principals.

Qualified applicants could leave a teacher recruitment session with a letter of intent to be hired by the district.  Early contracts may be offered at the March 2nd district-wide recruitment event for teachers and paraprofessionals.

The Milwaukee School Board agreed in December to boost starting teacher salary to $41,000 from $37,721. New teachers and administrators will also have 24 months instead of the current 12 months to move into the city of Milwaukee if they’re coming into hard-to-fill positions. A third year to comply with residency would be an option in hardship cases.

Three smaller teacher recruitment events are scheduled for teachers in specific shortage areas leading up to a March 2 district-wide recruitment event for all K-12 teachers and paraprofessionals.

A principal recruiting event has also been scheduled.

Details are as follows:

February 6th – 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Special Education teacher focus
Manitoba School: 4040 W. Forest Home Avenue, Milwaukee 53215

February 13th – 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Bilingual, K3/K4, Head Start teacher focus
Milwaukee School of Languages: 8400 W. Burleigh Street, Milwaukee 53222

February 20th – 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Science/Technology/Engineering/Math, Reading teacher focus
Alexander Hamilton High School: 6215 W. Warnimont Avenue, Milwaukee 53220

March 2nd – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Teachers (K-12, all certifications) and paraprofessionals district-wide
Harold S. Vincent High School: 7501 N. Granville Road, Milwaukee 53224

March 20th – 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Principal recruitment informational meeting
Milwaukee Public Schools Central Services: 5225 W. Vliet Street, Milwaukee 53208

Applicants seeking additional information can visit www.milwaukee.k12.wi.us to learn more or apply.