MPS School Board to talk plans to find new superintendent

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Public Schools has an important job vacancy to fill, and the School Board is meeting Thursday to start the process.

Superintendent Gregory Thornton has submitted his official resignation to the district nearly one month after he accepted a position with Baltimore City Schools. 

His last day is June 30, the final day of the school year.

Thornton's MPS contract was set to expire in 2016.

Governor Scott Walker says losing Thornton puts pressure on the School Board to find someone who can continue to build a solid foundation for the district.

School Board President Michael Bonds also said the district has big shoes to fill.

The School Board will meet discuss its options at a regularly scheduled meeting Thursday at 7 p.m.

CBS 58' Marshanna Hester has more. 



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