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Milwaukee Public Schools Reopening Plan Approved by Board of School Directors

Board votes in favor of phased reopening, beginning 2020-21 school year virtually

By - Jul 16th, 2020 11:25 pm
Milwaukee Public Schools Office of School Administration, 5225 W. Vliet St. Photo courtesy of Milwaukee Public Schools.

Milwaukee Public Schools Office of School Administration, 5225 W. Vliet St. Photo courtesy of Milwaukee Public Schools.

MILWAUKEE (July 16, 2020) — Milwaukee Public Schools‘ (MPS) phased-in reopening recommendation for the 2020-21 school year was unanimously approved by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors. The Board also approved to maintain the early and traditional start calendars for the school year.

The phased in approach includes, Phase 1-full remote learning, Phase 2-hybird learning, and Phase 3-face-to-face learning with virtual option.

MPS will start the school year with virtual learning for all students. As the spread of COVID-19 decreases, students will return to schools for two days each week for face-to-face learning and virtual three days each week. Phase three will allow all students to return to the classroom five days a week, when conditions are healthy to return. MPS will monitor public health conditions to determine movement between each phase.

“To help preserve the health and well-being of our students and staff, we believe virtual learning is the best scenario at this time,” MPS Superintendent Dr. Keith P. Posley said. “This was a difficult decision but a necessary one as we work diligently to provide the best education for our students. We look forward to returning to in-class instruction but only when we can do so safely.”

As details continue to develop, the district will provide information to students, families, and staff regarding the upcoming school year. Families are encouraged to stay up to date with information about the fall semester by visiting the MPS website, downloading the MPS App on their smartphones, and following MPS on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

To enroll, visit mpsmke.com/enroll, call 414-267-5100, or take part in Curbside Enrollment at MPS Central Services on August 3rd and 4th.

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One thought on “Milwaukee Public Schools Reopening Plan Approved by Board of School Directors”

  1. dmkrueger2 says:

    62 page report written by Harvard faculty recommending schools open for in person instruction (easy read as made for school districts, principals and teachers).

    https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/features/coronavirus-covid-19-press-conference-with-joseph-allen-06-24-20/

    Note:
    * the cost to keeping kids at home is devastating
    * hospitals have figured out how to significantly reduce staff infections (while treating a floor of covid 19 patients).

    Milwaukee daycares are operating at 75% capacity and are doing so safely. MPS can and should open at least for elementary students. Anything less is systemic racism – the results will have a disproportionate effect on our most vulnerable populations.

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