Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 8/31/2023 - 5:30 PM
Category: Report of the Committee on Parent and Community Engagement
Type: Action
Subject: 1. Report with Possible Action on Milwaukee Public Schools Department of Recreation and Community Services
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 2
Student, Family and Community Engagement
Policy: Admin Policy 9.04 - Community Involvement in Decision Making
Attachments 1. Milwaukee Recreation PowerPoint
File Attachment:
Milwaukee Recreation Powerpoint.pdf
Background: The Milwaukee Public Schools Department of Recreation and Community Services (Milwaukee Recreation) was established in 1911 to enrich the lives of Milwaukee's youth, teens, adults and seniors through recreational and educational opportunities.

Throughout the years, the department has worked to position itself as a leading provider of community recreation services. A team of 97 full-time employees, and nearly 1,600 part-time employees hired annually as instructors, leaders, field attendants, umpires and referees, work to program more than 100 schools and community locations on an annual basis. During the summer of 2023, Milwaukee Recreation provided multifaceted programming for individuals of all ages throughout the city of Milwaukee.

In the interest of expanding recreation and community services, on October 25, 2022, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors approved an increase of $5,000,000 to the Extension Fund towards a northside community center.
Fiscal Impact Statement: NA
Implementation and Assessment Plan NA
Recommendation: Your Committee reports having received the foregoing report. Although this item was noticed for possible action, no action was recommended.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jacqueline M. Mann, Ph.D. - Board Clerk/Chief Officer