MPS recommends remote learning to start school year

July 16, 2020

Plan to be presented to school board Thursday

On Tuesday, July 14, 2020, Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Keith Posley recommended no in-person classes to start the 2020-2021 school year.

MPS has outlined three instructional model scenarios and a three-phase return model that begins with virtual learning for all students in the fall of 2020.

Continuing Coverage: Coronavirus in Wisconsin

The recommendation for the three-phase reopening is:

Phase 1: Full remote learning
Phase 2: Hybrid learning
Phase 3: Face-to-face learning

“Our goal is to have students and staff return to school safely for the 2020- 21 school year. We believe a phased-in approach will allow for teaching and learning to continue during this public health situation,” Posley said.

The plan will be presented to the school board for approval on Thursday.

The public can give live testimony during Thursday’s meeting. Community members who wish to speak must register in advance to receive a participation code to enter the meeting. The deadline to register is by July 16, 2020.

To register to participate by dial-in, call 414-475-8200 and follow the instructions. To register to participate via email, visit the Boardcast page of the MPS website to send an email request.

Written comments may be submitted to the Office of Board Governance by mail, to 5225 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee, 53208; by email, to governance@milwaukee.; or by fax, to 414- 475-8071. Written comments received before 3:00 p.m. on July 16, 2020, will be forwarded to the Committee for its consideration.

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