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Milwaukee Public Schools releases statement about keeping schools open

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Posted at 2:25 PM, Jan 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-23 16:47:25-05

MILWAUKEE — While many school districts decided to call a snow day, Milwaukee Public Schools was not included on the list Wednesday.

MPS released a statement, saying why it made the decision:

"Milwaukee Public Schools is open January 23, 2019. The decision to close or remain open due to weather is never an easy one. The primary focus is always the safety and well-being of our students and staff. This decision was made by MPS administration in consultation with surrounding school districts, the Department of Public Works and Milwaukee County Transit System.
"Decisions on possible closures are not made lightly and MPS takes into account how this may affect all children, families and staff. MPS respects the decision of families to keep their children at home due to the weather. We ask that families call their school to inform them of the decision."