Milken Community H.S. to Become Independent


Milken school, Stephen S. Wise Temple severing ties

Milken Community High School and Stephen S. Wise Temple are severing ties, both institutions announced on Friday, March 25.

In what both sides say is a fully amicable agreement, the board of Milken, a pluralistic school that also includes a middle school, and the board of the Reform synagogue, which founded the high school in 1990, each voted unanimously to approve the separation on Feb. 24. The change will take effect on Jul. 1, 2012.

The announcement was made on Friday at Milken to the nearly 800 students enrolled at the school, as well as school’s approximately 150-member staff and faculty. An e-mail also was sent to parents, and the news will be published in the synagogue bulletin.

Making Milken independent is a move to allow each institution to focus on its core mission. Representatives for Milken hope that the change will help the school attract new donors and board members.