John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
In our schools administration programs, there is always room for the input of parents to guide the schools in their daily operations. Most parents take their child's education for granted. They should know that MPS invites parents to become part of the planning programs of the schools. PTA is one way of doing this process. Scouting is another way of being involved. When the school administartors get together on long range planning sessions, parents are allowed to get their input at these meetings. The only things discussed behind closed doors, are personnel issues that have limited responses from school administrators. All of the other meetings are done out in the open for all people to be able to listen to and give opinions on. Most meetings take place at the Milwaukee Public School Administration building in the auditorium. These meetings are broadcast on WYMS at 88.9 on the FM radio dial. The monthly board meetings are also broadcast on Warner Cable Channel 14 in the City of Milwaukee. Become involved in your child's education and become aware of things happening down at MPS. Remember, you can add your input at the meetings if you desire to do so. The more input you have in these matters, the better the education process for your child in their schools. Contact your local school board representative and find out the schedule of these school board meetings. Contact your school principal to find out about meetings at your child's school. Please consider taking the time to learn of these meetings and participate in them if possible. Your child will benefit from this in their future. Be a leader and show us the way to do things.