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Building Usage Overview

The Division of Recreation & Community Services facilitates the process of non-Milwaukee Public Schools' requests for the use of an MPS facility to hold an event. The district shall have first priority in the use of school facilities. School-based parent groups shall have second priority. Individuals and groups in the community shall have third priority. There are specific guidelines that must be followed. These guidelines are provided through the "Building Use Guidelines" link in the Building Usage Documents section below. You may also refer to the "Frequently Asked Questions" document by following the link in the document section below.

MPS offers "Hours for Free Meeting Use" that are available for public meetings. The school principal must be contacted for a permit to authorize such use. Guidelines are provided through the "Hours for Free Meeting Use" link in the document section below.

Guidelines for governing the use of kitchens in schools are provided through the "Guidelines for Use of Kitchens" link in the document section below. Contact Person: Tina Barkstrom, School Nutrition Services, 414-475-8368

For information on obtaining a building permit for school facility use, please contact:

Nick Spence, Division of Recreation & Community Services
5225 W. Vliet St.  Rm. 163
Milwaukee, WI 53222
Ph: 414-475-8146
Fax: 414-475-8403


Bulding Usage Documents  
  Name Object Last Modified
PDF Documents Administrative Policy 5.02 10/31/10 12:46 PM
PDF Documents Administrative Procedure 5.02 10/31/10 12:46 PM
MS Word Documents Building Usage Application 7/21/14 8:45 AM
PDF Documents Building Use Guidelines - principals 4/24/13 4:52 PM
PDF Documents Building Use Guidelines For Community Groups 10/31/10 12:48 PM
PDF Documents Free Meeting Use Rules and Instructions 10/31/10 12:34 PM
PDF Documents Frequently Asked Questions For Principals 10/31/10 12:34 PM
MS Word Documents General Permit Cancellation Form 7/19/11 11:59 AM
PDF Documents Kitchen Use - Guidelines 4/24/13 4:46 PM
PDF Documents SES Extension Form 7/21/14 8:46 AM
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