Wisconsin

Empty Milwaukee School Buildings Costing Hundreds of Thousands a Year in Taxpayer Money, District Refuses to Sell to Charter, Private Schools

Some of the buildings haven't been used for nearly a decade

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Wisconsin taxpayers have been forced to spend millions of dollars to take care of empty Milwaukee Public Schools buildings the district refuses to sell to choice school operators. 

MPS' 15 vacant structures, some of which have been unused for close to a decade, are costing state and local taxpayers approximately $711,000 per year in utility and maintenance expenses.