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MPS schools offer free, healthy breakfast & lunch

Milwaukee Public Schools announced Monday an amendment to its policy for serving meals to students under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs for the 2014-2015 school year.

The district is now among the first school systems in Wisconsin participating in the Community Eligibility Program (CEP), which means that all students at 156 MPS elementary, middle and high schools will be able to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at no charge, regardless of family income.

MPS is able to participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture program, which is federally funded, because of its high percentage of students who come from low-income households. Last year, 83% of MPS students were eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, which is close to double the state average in Wisconsin. This school year marks the first year Wisconsin schools are eligible to participate in CEP.

Participating in the program will increase the efficiency of the district’s food service operations. Read more about the program.

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Fall Enrollment

If you are still looking for a school for the fall, you can begin the enrollment process at Enrollment for the fall is open on a first-come, first-served basis.

MPS invites all runners and walkers to join us for the Run Back to School on Saturday, August 23. Proceeds support MPS youth recreation programs. Learn more and register online at Milwaukee Recreation's website.

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Extra Credit: MPS staff roll up their sleeves for a good cause

More than 45 MPS employees participated in the August Blood Drive at MPS Central Services on Thursday, August 7. In addition to 32 return MPS employees donating blood, 16 people signed up as first time donors at the drive.

Blood type donations comprised of 5.8% O+, 3.3% O-, 41.9% A+, 9.7% A-, 12.9% B+, 3.2% AB+ and 3.2% were AB-. Thanks to the kind donations from everyone, 144 patients and their families will have another smile, another hug and more importantly another chance at life.

MPS would like to thank everyone that registered for the blood drive, the Blood Center of Wisconsin Staff, donors, the Office of Finance, volunteers and the coordinators of the blood drive.

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News & Initiatives

Council of the Great City Schools Conference

Milwaukee Public Schools is proud to be hosting the 58th Annual Council of the Great City Schools Fall Conference!

Watch a welcome video from Acting Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver.


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About Milwaukee Public Schools

Milwaukee Public Schools is committed to accelerating student achievement, building positive relationships between youth and adults and cultivating leadership at all levels. The district’s commitment to improvement continues to show results:

  • - More MPS students are meeting reading standards
  • - The MPS Class of 2014 earned $31 million in scholarships, up $7 million; and
  • - MPS is home to 4 of the state’s top 15 high schools according to U.S. News and World Report

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