Andy Nelson, Media Manager
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MILWAUKEE, WI — Milwaukee Public Schools has announced the members of an independent, community-led task force that will consider the needs of the district’s children and families in light of state-imposed revenue limits.
The task force was created by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors to independently examine the district’s needs and develop possible solutions to those needs. Working under a formal charge from the Board, the task force will make a formal recommendation at the conclusion of its process.
The task force will be co-chaired by Peter Feigin, president of the Milwaukee Bucks, and Kimberly Walker, COO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee and mother of an MPS graduate and a child currently enrolled in an MPS school. Other task force members include business, education, and civic leaders from across the city.
The creation of the task force follows a community-wide survey conducted by the district and a series of engagement sessions held in various MPS schools. More than 24,000 responses to the survey were received, and hundreds of Milwaukee residents attended four listening sessions in September to express opinions.
“We are grateful to the Milwaukee leaders who have stepped forward to add their energy to this task force,” said Dr. Keith P. Posley, MPS superintendent. “We look forward to hearing the feedback and recommendations the task force feel will continue to move the district forward.”
The task force is scheduled to meet four times, with its first meeting on Wednesday, November 6. Subsequent meetings will take place Monday, November 11; Monday, November 18; and Tuesday, December 10. All meetings will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Bradley Tech High School. These meetings are open to the public.
“To keep moving Milwaukee forward, we need our students—our future leaders—to have a solid foundation in education,” said Larry Miller, president of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors. “The collective impact of this task force will help make strides toward overcoming the financial and other limitations of the school district and open up opportunities that will benefit the entire city in the long run.”
To read more about the task force and the community members participating, go to https://mps.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/News/Task-force-of-local-leaders-convenes-to-identify-needs-and-propose-solutions.htm.