Milwaukee Board of School Directors
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Milwaukee Board of School Directors Keeps Daniel Webster Secondary School Open

The Board anticipates receiving a plan from the district administration for the future of the Webster Campus by November 2017.

By - Sep 1st, 2017 04:59 pm
Daniel Webster Secondary School. Photo courtesy of NNS.

Daniel Webster Secondary School. Photo courtesy of NNS.

The Milwaukee Board of School Directors unanimously voted Thursday to reconfigure Daniel Webster Secondary School to better serve students in grades 6 through 8. Thursday’s action included:

  • Reconfiguring the Daniel Webster school program to a traditional middle school;
  • Working with community partners to provide services needed;
  • Working with the Webster community to determine the best program for the future; and
  • Reporting back to the Board by November 2017 on the progress of the reconfiguration.

Located on Milwaukee’s northwest side, Webster offers a comprehensive curriculum that prepares students for 21st Century learning. The decision to reconfigure the school program was critical in promoting stability for students and families served at the Webster Campus.

“When the data tells us that there is a need for change, we want to be able to quickly make those changes. And we want all hands on deck, with the Superintendent leading the charge,” said Board President Mark Sain. “I am confident our dedicated staff members will continue to focus on moving academic achievement.”

The Milwaukee Board of School Directors is committed to the path that has been set forth by Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver to improve academic outcomes for all students. Thursday’s action reaffirms that commitment.

The Board anticipates receiving a plan from the district administration for the future of the Webster Campus by November 2017, which will include input from the students, families, and staff at Webster; members of the community; and our partners.

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