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New, effective leadership is needed.


Students in Manitowoc Public School District (MPSD) need our help. Performance in our school system is continuing in a downward trend, and will stay this course if we don't do something about it. 

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The graph represents the MPSD Performance trend per the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) from 2015-2021.


The grey bar on the left reflects MPSD's performance.

  • Key takeaways:

    • 2015-2016 - Nickels joined in April of 2016; the district's average accountability score was 70.9 per the Wisconsin DPI 

    • 2020-2021 - As of Oct/Nov 2020, the district's average accountability score is 59.8 per with the Wisconsin DPI

  • Overall this is a 15.7% decline in the average score since 2015, and a 24.5% decline in state ranking

Step-by-Step Instructions for Calculating
MPSD's Current Rank (bottom 8%)

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You can see rankings from 2018-2019 and how they lowered the bar today.


In 2015 (assuming 2018-2019 scoring methodology was used) the MPSD was on the high end of “meets expectations” with 70.9.


Today, with new scoring method, the MPSD is the low end of “meets expectations” with a 59.8. Had the 2018-19 scoring criteria been used, the MPSD would be “meets few expectations.”

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