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Daniel Webster School in Milwaukee will stay open but big changes are coming

Milwaukee, WIS. (CBS 58) -- Daniel Webster School will stay open but there will be some big changes.

Earlier this week, Doctor Darienne Driver and the district recommended closing the secondary school on the north side.

The MPS Superintendent said that some of the classes there had only five students. But in the end, the School Board voted unanimously to keep the building open and reconfigure it to a traditional middle school.

That means grades 6-8 will stay and high schoolers will transition out. 

"I truly believe that Webster is a true gem, every time I go past it, it looks like a college and I'm not willing to vote to disrupt the families and give up a gem of the community."

School officials will meet again in November to check on the progress of the reconfiguration.

Classes start up again for MPS on Tuesday. 

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