MPS superintendent unveils plans for Bay View H.S.

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MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Gregory Thornton released on Friday, January 4th his recommendations for the transformation of Bay View Middle and High School.

The recommendation was shaped largely by the input of those attending the Believe in Bay View meetings as well as the steering committee. That committee included students, parents, staff, administrators, neighbors and community leaders.

The administration is recommending the following:

  1. Approve the establishment of an Innovation and Creativity specialty school at Bay View beginning with the 2013-14 school year
  2. Provide students residing in the Bay View attendance area an enrollment preference over other district students
  3. Phase out the middle school program over a period of two years: 7th & 8th grade only in 2013-14 (no 6th grade entry), and 8th grade only in 2014-15
  4. Suspend the entry of new 9th grade students for one year to allow of intensive program development

CLICK HERE to read the full recommendations

Public comment on the superintendent’s recommendations will be taken at the Tuesday, January 8th meeting of the Board of School Directors’ Committee on Student Achievement and School Innovation. That meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. at MPS Central Services, 5225 W. Vliet Street, Milwaukee 53208. 

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