Milwaukee Board of School Directors Opposes Plan to Force Police in Schools

Local leaders stand against another unfunded mandate

MILWAUKEE, WI – Members of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors will hold a news conference on Friday, May 5, at 12:00 p.m. on the front steps of the MPS Central Services Building, 5225 W. Vliet Street, Milwaukee.

Members of the Board and the youth group Leaders Igniting Transformation (LIT) will be joined by other public education partners, standing in solidarity against a proposed bill by Wisconsin lawmakers that would force MPS to station 25 police officers in MPS schools in order to receive state shared revenue.

“The bill that was supposed to provide funding for Milwaukee’s children is being used as a blatant tool to remove control from locally elected officials, in this case, by forcing MPS to put officers in school buildings, despite the desire of the local community to remove them,” said Marva Herndon, Board President.

Together, the Board and LIT invite Milwaukee community members and all those who value local control of public education to join the news conference and let your voices be heard.

For more information, call the Office of Board Governance at (414) 475-8284.


About Milwaukee Public Schools

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:

• More than 90 percent of 2021-22 budget dollars go directly to classrooms;

• MPS offers one of the most extensive Montessori programs in the country, including the only public K3 to grade 12 Montessori school in the nation; and

• More than 70 MPS high school students have earned the Seal of Biliteracy, sanctioned by the State of Wisconsin, for proficiency in multiple languages.

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