MPS holds job fairs to fill 700 teacher positions
MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Public Schools is looking to fill 700 job openings, and and it's holding a series of events to recruit new personnel. MPS Spokesman Tony Tagliavia says, "We think the benefit is still very strong and competitive there's a competitive market for new teachers right now that's part of the reason we increased the starting salary."
In addition to teachers, MPS is looking for paraprofessionals and more than a dozen principals. MPS recently boosted starting teacher salaries to $41,000 annually, and relaxed teacher residency requirements in hopes of drawing new talent.
MPS is planning a few more job fairs to fill vacancies for next year. Here's a list: