Milwaukee Public Schools teachers attended a school board meeting to vocally protest what they called “backdoor raises.”
Twenty-three administrators got raises totaling $100,000, all without approval.
A school board committee passed a resolution mandating board members are required to review and MPS employee job roles changes that result in a pay increase or decrease.
The district says the pay raises that Superintendent Darienne Driver approved in the last budget were for a restructuring of duties among some central office administrators. One got a $17,000 raise.
That restructuring and the associated raises were never specifically brought up to board members in a separate report. But Driver says she followed rules and included the pay raises in the last budget.
The highest raise some teachers received was $143, according to the teachers union. Some now calling for Driver to resign over this.