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MPS kicks off enrollment bus campaign to get kids signed up for 2018-2019 school year

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Public Schools has come up with a unique way to make sure enough kids enroll in school. 

Instead of having their parents come to sign up, the district is going to them. 

Laura Johnikin is one of the dozens who volunteered to canvass Milwaukee neighborhoods and sign kids up for the 2018-2019 school year. 

They'll be taking buses around the city to do this through the month of July. 

On Wednesday, the district's kicked things off with an event at Wick Field. Johnikin says she volunteered because making sure kids get to school is important. 

"The most important thing we can do is let the district know what the district is offering. Our families don't know sometimes because they are new in the community or because they are new to the district," said Johnikin. "We need to enrollment so I thought it was very important that I joined the group."

For a list of stops in your MPS region, or to fill out an online enrollment application for the fall, visit mpsmke.com/enroll.

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