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MPS marks Wisconsin Bullying Prevention Day

Green Bay Packers great Donald Driver joined Milwaukee Public Schools, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Wednesday to mark Wisconsin Bullying Prevention Day at MPS’ Jeremiah Curtin Leadership Academy. The school has seen a dramatic decrease — 68 percent — in bullying reports in part thanks to a collaborative effort including Children’s Hospital, DPI, and MPS. Driver, who is also a children’s author, spoke to Curtin students.

Fall Enrollment

To find a program that fits your family’s needs, we invite you to visit MPS’ District Parent Resource Centers at North Division and South Division high schools, visit MPS Central Services at 5225 W. Vliet Street, Milwaukee 53208, or enroll online at

Enrollment questions? Call (414) 475-8159 or email

All MPS students eligible for free, healthy breakfast & lunch

MPS is now among the first school systems in Wisconsin participating in the Community Eligibility Program (CEP), which means that all students at 156 MPS elementary, middle and high schools will be able to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at no charge, regardless of family income.

Malcolm X to house high-performing school

Dr. Michael Bonds, president of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors, issued the following regarding the erroneous statement issued today by State Senator Alberta Darling and State Representative Joe Sanfelippo regarding the district’s plans to continue the development of the former Malcolm X Academy building:

“From the beginning of this process, Senator Darling and Representative Sanfelippo have clearly misunderstood this effort to bring a high-performing International Baccalaureate school to the Malcolm X neighborhood. Their statement today only further serves to illustrate that fact.

“There is nothing inappropriate about the decision made by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors to move forward with this project without the developer we initially identified. What was most critical to this Board is that the project move forward.

“It is unfortunate that Senator Darling and Representative Sanfelippo have characterized this effort as phony, crooked and obscene. In fact, the Board took the appropriate steps to continue the project itself and keep our promise to the neighborhood to deliver what it asked for: a high-performing school.

“I have asked the Office of the City Attorney to provide legal options with respect to the inflammatory and false allegations by Darling and Sanfelippo against the district, alleging corruption.”

Malcolm X plans continue to move forward. 

News & Initiatives

Council of the Great City Schools Conference

Milwaukee Public Schools is proud to be hosting the 58th Annual Council of the Great City Schools Fall Conference!

Watch a welcome video from Acting Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver.