Milwaukee Public Schools
Press Release

Milwaukee Public Schools close effective Monday, March 16, 2020


By - Mar 13th, 2020 05:18 pm
MPS' Fernwood Montessori School. Photo courtesy of MPS.

MPS’ Fernwood Montessori School. Photo courtesy of MPS.

Kenosha, Milwaukee and Racine, Wis. (Friday, March 13, 2020) — Following the recent school closure announcement from Gov. Tony Evers, Kenosha Unified, Racine Unified and Milwaukee Public Schools have decided to close effective Monday, March 16, 2020.

This decision has been made in the best interest of our students and staff to ensure the safety and well-being of all in our school communities. The districts will continue working closely with health officials and one another to make informed decisions and update our communities as expeditiously as possible.

Both Kenosha and Racine will reopen on Monday, April 6, unless notified otherwise by the governor’s office and/or city/county health officials. Milwaukee will reopen Tuesday, April 14, due to their previously scheduled spring break scheduled for April 6-13.

Information regarding lunch programs, student support services and staffing requirements will be shared with each individual school district’s families and staff in the very near future.

Questions regarding this release should be directed to:

Tanya Ruder, KUSD chief communications officer, 414-587-9998 or

Stacy Tapp, RUSD chief of communication & community engagement, 262-939-2240 or

Shahree Douglas, MPS director of communications & outreach, 414-940-2702 or

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