Milwaukee Public Schools
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Malcolm X plans continue to move forward

MPS is moving forward with its plans to bring a high-performing school to the former Malcolm X Academy building.

By - Sep 19th, 2014 12:58 am

MILWAUKEE (September 19, 2014) – MPS is moving forward with its plans to bring a high-performing school to the former Malcolm X Academy building, an effort the district has been highly engaged in since the concept was first discussed.

The district will continue to work on the construction of the project and will issue a Request for Proposals for a construction manager.

The Milwaukee Board of School Directors has approved the implementation of an assignment agreement with the developer. The agreement requires the developer turn over all work product associated with the project to the district. All of these materials are required to continue to move the project forward. The district’s due diligence on this matter includes an independent assessment of the costs and deliverables.

The district will complete the project in time for the school to open in Fall 2016. The district will hold periodic public meetings to update and further engage the community on the project.

A draft of the assignment agreement is available at

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 MPS students are meeting reading standards
  • The MPS Class of 2014 earned $31 million in scholarships, up $7 million; and
  • MPS is home to 4 of the state’s top 15 high schools according to U.S. News and World Report

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