When severe weather conditions make travel to school difficult, Superintendent Gregory E. Thornton will make a decision whether to close schools. That decision is made with up-to-the minute information from school bus companies and those who handle plowing for the City of Milwaukee. The decision on whether to close schools is most often made prior to 5:30 a.m.
Families can sign up to receive text alerts on severe weather schedule changes:
You will receive a text alert when a decision is made affecting your child’s school.
It is the policy of the Milwaukee Public Schools, as required by section 118.13, Wisconsin Statutes, that no person will be denied admission to any public school or be denied the benefits of, or be discriminated against in any curricular, extracurricular, pupil services, recreational or other program or activity because of the person's sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability.
This policy also prohibits discrimination under related federal statutes, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (race, color, and national origin), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (sex), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (disability), and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (disability).
The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: