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Last day of 2018 school year for MPS students changes due to snow day

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The last day of school for all MPS 9th to 12th-grade students has been changed to Monday, May 21. 

Due to the snow day on February 8, 2018, when schools were closed, MPS will need to extend the school year by one day for students in grades 9-12.

Wisconsin requires schools to provide a specific number of minutes of instruction for each grade level. Because there was no instruction on the snow day, MPS is required to add additional time to the calendar.

MPS issued the following statement, "MPS apologizes for any inconvenience this causes our students and families. The district explored a number of other options, but they were much more complicated for families and staff than adding an extra day."

The last day of school for grades K-8 will not change and is still Friday, May 18, 2018.

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