Fall student leadership summit convenes

October 16, 2019

The most important voices in Milwaukee Public Schools are those of our students, and this month, the fall Student Leadership Summit engaged more than 300 students from 31 schools. The gathering of middle and high school students allowed attendees to take part in training and focus groups designed to enable and empower them to lead conversations and gather input from their peers.

Held at American Serb Hall, attendees listened to district leaders including MPS Superintendent Dr. Keith P. Posley and members of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors. Students also broke into groups to learn how to engage their peers and accurately report their opinions. This year’s Student Leadership Summits are focusing specifically on discipline policies and procedures.

Students were energized as they boarded buses to return to school at the end of the session. “I hear kids talking at my school,” said a participant. “They want changes, and I’m excited that I’ll be able to come back and tell the district what students need so school can be a better place.”

Students will reconvene in May to present their recommendations regarding district policies and procedures.