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MPS plans to seek approval to move forward with one calendar, early start date

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Milwaukee Public Schools is moving forward with a plan to seek Board and Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction approval to implement one district school year calendar with an early start date — similar to the current MPS International Baccalaureate (IB) calendar for all schools and students. 

Pursuing an early start date calendar has two main goals: 

  • Improving educational opportunities for students 
  • Making more efficient use of district resources 

Learn more about the calendar proposal, the benefits of following this model and how you can share your thoughts by attending one of 10 community listening sessions. Dates, times and locations can be found on our website. 

If you are unable to attend one of the community listening sessions and would like to share your thoughts, MPS invites you to complete a short online survey.


Nicole Armendariz, Director of Communications & Outreach
(414) 475-8650
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Milwaukee Public Schools is committed to accelerating student achievement, building positive relationships between youth and adults and cultivating leadership at all levels. The district’s commitment to improvement continues to show results:

  • Ninety percent of 2019-20 budget dollars go directly to classrooms;
  • The MPS Class of 2018 earned $86.2 million in scholarships; and
  • MPS is home to five of the state and nation's top high schools according to U.S. News and World Report.

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