April 17 Update - 3:52 p.m.
MTEA Building Closed on Friday, April 18
The MTEA will be closed on April 18. Spring Break (April 14-21) hours will be 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Regular office hours will resume on April 22.
Diane Ravitch's April 30 appearance postponed
Diane Ravitch's April 30 speaking engagement in Milwaukee has been postponed due to a knee injury that requires surgery. Please plan to join us for an inspiring evening in late September where Ravitch will speak about testing, privatization, and fighting back. We'll share the new date soon!
May 17 - Justice for All: Creating the Schools and Communities Our Children Deserve
Please help organize a team of parents, community members and educators from your school to attend this event from 10am-2pm on Saturday, May 17. At this event, parents, community leaders, residents, and educators will release our vision for “The Schools and Communities Milwaukee Children Deserve.” We will plan concrete steps that we can take, together, to achieve our goal of healthy communities and strong, integrated schools. Click for a flyer in English or Spanish. Click here for a signup sheet.
Help Build Union Power
MTEA is reaching out to all members to help strengthen our union so that we can successfully defend the craft of teaching and fight against privatization. Please click here if you are willing to get actively involved in one (or more) of four areas:
Building Power & Taking Action
: Assess and build organizing capacity at the school level, activate and increase our base of MTEA members, and plan a series of actions to build power and reclaim our schools.
Political and Legislative Organizing:
Help elect state and local officials who will fight privatization and increase resources to public schools. Support legislative campaigns (including phone banks) that strengthen public education and oppose privatization.
Strengthening Community Alliances
: Work at the school level with parents and community partners, and/or work with community organizations and coalitions.
: Support and reach out to students who are organizing on issues such as school safety and improved educational opportunities. (For example, being an advisor to a student club.)
Stronger Together: Join MTEA!
Click here for a membership form along with a sample form. Call 259-1990 to sign up for one-time or quarterly payments.
Click here to download the MTEA Retiree Lifetime Membership form.
Click here for more information on why your MTEA membership matters. Click here for a short video about membership.
Reimagining the MTEA
Please consider ways you may want to actively participate in our union in the upcoming school year and sign up now.
Re-imagine MTEA - Teaching and Learning
One key component of reinventing our union is addressing teaching and learning issues - proactively, addressing the real needs of educators. Our classroom-focused initiatives include a new electronic newsletter, Re-Imagine.
2014-15 Calendars Now Available - New!
Click below for the 2014-15 MPS calendars:
Click below for the 2013-14 MPS calendars:
2013-14 Pay Schedules
Click below for the 2013-14 pay schedules:
Proud MPS Educators
We have profiles of Proud MPS Educators. And there are literally thousands more. Nominations are always welcome and the process is easy.
Highlighting the great work of educators is one of the ongoing components of the MPS Children's Campaign our union launched this spring. Subscribe here for campaign updates.
Requesting a Substitute Teacher
To report an absence and request a substitute teacher, please go to aesopeducation.com or call 1-800-942-3767.
For technical support, pin or ID number, or problems with Aesop, teachers should email email@example.com or call the MPS/Aesop message center at 773-9937.
How Substitute Teachers Access Aesop
Read information on the district's new automated system for obtaining assignments.
Need an Attorney for Non-MPS Legal Matters?
We highly recommend the firm Hawks Quindel, S.C., which our union has worked on labor issues with since the 1960's. They offer a discount to MTEA members. Follow this link to learn more about their attorneys and the range of services they provide, including in the area of family law.