MILWAUKEE (August 7, 2018) -- Milwaukee Public Schools will welcome back its high school, middle school, and select elementary school students on Monday, August 13 to kick off the early start calendar. To celebrate the first day of school, Interim Superintendent Dr. Keith Posley, members of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors, and community members will visit Audubon High School.
Dr. Posley, who became interim superintendent on May 21, begins the new school year with a renewed focus on district classrooms. Dr. Posley returned more than $11 million in funding to schools when he restructured the 2018-19 budget. He also reorganized MPS Central Services to focus on supporting schools and students.
"Every single day, is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students and staff," said Dr. Posley. "I am confident we can do this; I am confident our students will win. Our students are counting on us."
As the 2018-19 school year begins, Dr. Posley is focused on core instruction - reading, writing, and mathematics - and attendance. District efforts are built around the Five Priorities for Success:
- Increasing academic achievement and accountability
- Improving district and school culture
- Developing MPS staff
- Ensuring fiscal responsibility and transparency
- Strengthening communication and collaboration
Additional focus areas for the 2018-19 school year include:
- Ambitious Instruction Plan
- Attendance Campaign
The first day of school for MPS elementary schools on the traditional calendar is Tuesday, September 4.
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