Recently you may have heard about a program called the Opportunity Schools and Partnership Program (OSPP). This program is the result of legislation passed as part of the state’s 2015-17 budget. The program gives the Milwaukee County Executive the responsibility to appoint an OSPP commissioner and potentially transfer an MPS school or schools from the district to the commissioner. To date, no schools have been selected.
This law is complex and the impact is not yet fully understood, therefore, we want to make sure you have the most recent information that we have on the program.
We have created a website – mpsmke.com/ospp – to give you up-to-date information. The website contains the proposal we received from the commissioner along with a list of frequently asked questions. We will post future documents as new information becomes available.
As this process develops, please know that our focus remains on our students, families and staff to ensure that every school has the resources it needs to be successful. We are committed and focused on continuing the good work we are doing.
Darienne B. Driver, Ed.D.