MPS plans to close Webster Secondary School, reassign students and teachers next week

Posted at 10:19 PM, Aug 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-31 13:53:37-04

The Milwaukee Public Schools administration is recommending the Milwaukee Board of School Directors close Daniel Webster Secondary School, effective this Friday, Sept. 1.

“MPS is committed to ensuring that all children have the highest quality education possible and every chance for success,” said MPS Superintendent Darienne Driver. “Webster’s enrollment was not sufficient enough to provide the robust academic programs every student in Milwaukee Public Schools deserves. This was a difficult, but necessary decision.”

TODAY'S TMJ4 previously reported on Webster when the I-TEAM reported on the troubled charter school company that used to run it.

The school enrollment is just at 40 percent enrollment as of today’s date. The district has scheduled parent information sessions where families will receive personalized support in selecting another MPS school.

Student transfers from Webster will take place no later than Tuesday, Sept. 5 so students do not miss a day of instruction. All staff will also be reassigned to other MPS schools.

The district is exploring opportunities for the expansion of current popular programs to the Daniel Webster Secondary School building.