Professional Learning Institute (PLI)

Updated Oct 6, 2021
2430 West Wisconsin Ave - Milwaukee WI - 53233
Type of autonomy arrangement: instrumentality charter contract
Basic Profile

Opened In



9 through 12




District - Instrumentality Charter
Select leaders
Determine learning program
Select colleagues
Determine professional development
Transfer or terminate colleagues
Determine whether to take, when to take, how much to count district/EMO/authorizer assessments
Determine tenure policy
Make formal arrangements with district/EMO/authorizer to allow multiple measures in determining school success (not only a mean proficiency score)
Evaluate colleagues
Set schedule
Set staff pattern
Determine teacher workday
Determine school budget
Set school-level policy
Determine compensation
Teacher Authority Is...
De Jure and De Facto
De jure teachers' authority is granted via charter contract with district and waivers from union. De facto teachers select their colleagues, although the district retains the right to fill unfilled positions.

About the Learning Program

Learning is a life-long process. Students evaluate which kinds of learning work most effectively for them.