The Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) Office of Legislative Affairs serves as the link to city, county, state and federal elected officials by coordinating all aspects of governmental relations for MPS. The Office of Legislative Affairs represents MPS by building and maintaining relationships at the federal, state, and local levels and by working to provide information and assistance to these entities as needed. The Office of Legislative Affairs monitors federal, state, and local legislation that affects MPS and the broader K-12 education community, and actively supports legislation beneficial to MPS interests. In addition, the office develops the legislative agenda for the Milwaukee Public Schools District. The legislative agenda represents the district's legislative priorities and guides the department in its efforts.
Milwaukee Public Schools is Wisconsin's largest school district, serving more than 78,000 students in more than 160 schools across the city. MPS is home to the Milwaukee region’s two best high schools according to the Washington Post and three of state's 25 best high schools according to U.S. News and World Report. In the past year, Milwaukee Public Schools posted a growing graduation rate 14 points higher than the rate for 2000. Visit mpsmke.com/news to learn more about MPS.