MPS will add more than three dozen new art, music and phy-ed teachers as part of a new budget approved last night.
Art would see the biggest staffing increase with the addition of an equivalent of 25 full time teachers.
The MPS board approved $1.1 billion spending plan for the 2013-2014 school year is two percent below last year’s budget.
Also included in the budget: an expansion of International Baccalaureate programs and the redesign of Bay View Middle and High School to develop a high achieving academic program.
In a release, district officials say hopes of reducing class size are challenged by flat spending for MPS in the state budget, as well as the Walker administration’s likely decrease in reimbursement for students with disabilities.