View the 2014-15 Parent/Student Handbook on Rights, Responsibilities and Discipline online (as a PDF):
in English | Español | Hmong | Karen | Burmese

Dear Families:

You are our most important partners and it is my pleasure to serve you as Acting Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools!

As a new school year begins, I want to let you know about some of the new and ongoing resources that will be available for you.

Our 2014-15 budget includes a parent coordinator for every MPS school to strengthen the relationship between our schools and our families. Parent coordinators are a dedicated resource for you and we invite you to take advantage of that resource!

Our budget also includes 50 new art, music and physical education specialists for a total of 142 such positions added over the past three years. Access to these activities is critical to a well-rounded education.

For 2014-15, we will continue to focus on rigorous literacy, math and science standards that ensure our students are on track to succeed in college and careers. Our Comprehensive Literacy Plan and Comprehensive Math/Science Plan are aligned to the Common Core State Standards, which set a clear, high bar for what students must master at each grade level.

We are excited to announce that we will also be offering a new online Parent Portal to help you stay connected to your child’s schoolwork. Check with your school for more information.

Milwaukee Public Schools continues to offer College Access Centers – located at 27th and Fond du Lac and 27th and Morgan – to help students and families better understand the process of being ready for, applying to and paying for higher education.

And our District Parent Resource Centers at North Division High School, South Division High School, along with our staff at MPS Central Services, continue to be ready to serve you.

Please take the time as a family to read and understand this document (available in EnglishEspañolHmongKaren and Burmese). It contains important information about our commitment to your child’s education as well as the responsibilities we all have in that process. And thank you for choosing Milwaukee Public Schools!

Sincerely,

Darienne Driver, Ed.D.,
Acting Superintendent

View the 2014-15 Parent/Student Handbook on Rights, Responsibilities and Discipline online (as a PDF):
in English | Español | Hmong | Karen | Burmese