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MPS Vote on Sanctuary District and Pricey Referendum in West Allis and West Milwaukee

Milwaukee -

Two critical issues facing local school district.

Thursday night, March 30th the MPS board will vote on becoming a sanctuary city.

The resolution bans Immigration agents from school property and provides education workers with more tools to support immigrant and refugee students and their families.

"As a DACA recipient and MPS student, it is very important for my school district to become a sanctuary," said Carlos Ponce, 16, a student at Reagan High School. "I want to feel safe in my school and I want to know that my school values me enough to not share information about my family or me with ICE. I want my teachers to know there are many more students like me who are hungry for success and who will fight to protect our immigrant families and communities. We are here to stay."

In the West Allis/West Milwaukee School District, tonight, March 30th is the last chance to make a face to face case for a pricey referendum on next Tuesday's ballot.

The district wants $12.5 million over the next several years.

Critics question the fiscal management skills of the district.

The meeting starts at 6:00 p.m. at West Allis Central High School,  8516 W. Lincoln Ave.

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