Milwaukee Public Schools
Press Release

MPS schools to be closed Thurs., Jan. 8, 2015

All evening activities including sports cancelled; Central Services locations will be open; principals and APs report to schools

By - Jan 7th, 2015 03:48 pm

MILWAUKEE (January 7, 2015) – MPS schools will be closed on Thursday, January 8, 2015, Milwaukee Public Schools announced Wednesday afternoon.

MPS Central Services locations will remain open and all principals and assistant principals should report to their schools.
Evening activities, including sports, are cancelled. However, the MPS Strategic Planning and Budget Committee meeting will take place.
The district has reviewed the weather forecast for Thursday and determined it is in the best interest of students to close schools that day.
An automated phone message to families will be distributed Wednesday evening. The news will also be distributed via the district website, switchboard and social media accounts as well as through traditional news media.

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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One thought on “MPS schools to be closed Thurs., Jan. 8, 2015”

  1. Patricia Doxtater says:

    My daughter goes to Milwaukee High School of the arts and was just on the radio and interviewed for her Art out of 3 high School radio 88 nine. My daughter was always in a private school but in 8th grade she won 1st place out of 1800 pieces of art. She wants to go to college for Art Education and yes some of the teachers didn’t cut the cake but let’s give credit to the ones who did even with all the cuts to MPS

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