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Milwaukee Public Schools name Dr. Keith Posley as new superintendent

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Posted at 1:25 PM, Oct 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-10 14:25:49-04

Milwaukee Public Schools have hired Dr. Keith Posley as the new superintendent of Wisconsin's largest school district.

Posley has been serving as the interim superintendent since May of this year. He was unanimously voted by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors to take on the role permanently on October 9.

"I am excited and honored to continue my work as Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools," said Dr. Posley. "Nothing is more important than the academic success of our young people. I look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with the Milwaukee Board of School Directors, families, staff and all community friends of our students."

Since being made interim superintendent, Posely has returned more than $11 million in funding to schools when he restructured the 2018-19 budget. 

Posley began his career with MPS back in 1990 as a teacher at Franklin Elementary. He is now in charge of all 160 MPS schools.