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Friday, May 26, 2006

MPS School-Closing Hearings

I know I have quite a few Milwaukee Public Schools teachers and parents who read the blog regularly, so I will mention these and encourage you all to attend. Over the last year, many people were taken by surprise at the news that Juneau High School, in particular, was targeted for closing. Everyone who feels you might have a stake in this needs to get involved in the process (.pdf) now:
Adding dollars to classrooms, cutting excess space

MPS would like to hear your input on the process to trim excess space in the district by closing some schools. Please come to one of the community meetings listed below and share your thoughts as we begin the second year of the process.

Wednesday, May 31, 5:00 p.m., Bell Middle School, 6506 W. Warnimont Avenue
Thursday, June 1, 5:00 p.m, Milwaukee High School of the Arts, 2300 W. Highland
Monday, June 5, 5:00 p.m., Bay View High School, 2751 S. Lenox Street
Tuesday, June 6, 5:00 p.m., Burroughs Middle School, 6700 N. 80th Street
Wednesday, June 7, 6:00 p.m., Gaenslen Elementary School, 1250 E. Burleigh Street
Monday, June 12, 5:00 p.m., MPS Central Services, 5225 W. Vliet Street

No determination has been made at this time as to which schools could potentially close. This is the second year of the initiative to address MPS’ over-capacity. The district is about halfway to that goal. If you cannot attend the meetings, please call (414) 777-7800 to register your thoughts on our hotline.

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