Rep. Goyke Congratulates Milwaukee Public Schools and Stands with Dedicated Staff and Students
"I offer my sincere congratulations to Dr. Driver, the MPS School Board, Teachers, Parents, and Students. "
State Representative Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement in response to today’s notification by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to Milwaukee County and Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) that no districts are currently eligible for the Opportunity Schools and Partnership Program (OSPP) in 2016-17.
“I offer my sincere congratulations to Dr. Driver, the MPS School Board, Teachers, Parents, and Students for the positive gains made in our Milwaukee Public Schools.
During the final days of Wisconsin’s previous biennial budget debate, the OSPP provision was added. I was present and remember it well – it was nearly 1:30 in the morning. With no collaboration with those most impacted, this plan was put forward and passed.
Today’s notification by DPI shows the progress we’re making in Milwaukee. The notification is a testament to the hard work and successful collaboration between Dr. Driver and the School Board.
I believe in Dr. Driver. She has earned my support through her tireless work for Milwaukee students. I also believe in our MPS School Board. They have worked together for Milwaukee students while representing their constituents with passion.
Today’s announcement shows the hard work is paying off. We must continue to support and empower Dr. Driver and the School Board. Real change is happening and today’s notification is clear evidence that when we work together for a common purpose it is positive and meaningful to the students in Milwaukee.”
Press Releases by Evan Goyke
State Representative Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement in commemoration of Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance 2016
State Investment in Sherman Park and Milwaukee A First Step In Right Direction – Calls for Sustained CommitmentAug 26th, 2016 by Evan Goyke
“...but it is only the first step.”
“I am proud to represent the 18th Assembly District and have been honored to serve alongside Senator Nikiya Harris-Dodd for the last four years.”
"I will miss serving alongside her. I wish her and her family all the best.”
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