MILWAUKEE (April 25, 2018) — The end of the school year is approaching and Milwaukee Public Schools has a necessary change to the last day of school for all 9th to 12th students.
Due to the snow day on February 8, 2018, when schools were closed, MPS will need to extend the school year by one day for students in grades 9–12. Wisconsin requires schools to provide a specific number of minutes of instruction for each grade level. Because there was no instruction on the snow day, MPS is required to add additional time to the calendar.
The last day of school for 9th – 12th graders will be Monday, May 21, 2018. MPS apologizes for any inconvenience this causes our students and families. The district explored a number of other options, but they were much more complicated for families and staff than adding an extra day.
The last day of school for grades K-8 will not change and is still Friday, May 18, 2018.
The MPS updated calendar is translated into seven different languages and is available for families now.
Families who have questions are encouraged to contact their child’s school.