Board directs Administration to consult with legal counsel on potential sale or lease of Malcolm X building

MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Board of School Directors directed the Administration to consult with the District’s legal counsel regarding strategies related to the potential sale or lease of Milwaukee Public Schools’ former Malcolm X Academy site, 2760 N. 1st Street, Milwaukee 53212 at a meeting of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors Thursday night.

Milwaukee Public Schools remains committed to making decisions about buildings that benefit all Milwaukee taxpayers. MPS has put facilities back into use to expand or replicate academically successful MPS-run schools and to provide space for successful independent charter schools through sales and leases. The district remains open to discussing options with other public and private organizations interested in space that has not been identified as needed for future growth of successful programs.

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Milwaukee Public Schools, Wisconsin’s largest school district, is expanding college and career readiness efforts and continuing to implement innovative reforms that give every student the opportunity to succeed. MPS’ high-quality school options for 3-year-olds to high school seniors feature school climates in which positive behavior is reinforced; certified, highly-trained teachers; 21st-century learning technology for students; and curriculum aligned to the rigorous Common Core State Standards, which set a clear, high bar for the topics students must master at each grade level. MPS’ graduation rate is 14 points higher than the rate for the Class of 2000, its Class of 2013 earned $24 million in scholarships and the district is home to some of the state’s best high schools according to the Washington Post and U.S. News and World Report.