Milwaukee Public Schools to provide meals, education materials through the end of the school year

Posted at 8:48 PM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 10:38:05-04

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Public Schools are providing resources and materials for families of students after Governor Tony Evers ordered the closure of all K-12 schools in the state of Wisconsin for the 2019-2020 school year due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This comes as the "Safer at Home" order has been extended to May 26.

"Our priority remains focused on the health and safety of all students, families, and staff," MPS Superintendent Dr. Keith P. Posley said. "We will continue to serve and educate our students through our online platform while adhering to the guidance of our state leaders and health officials."

The school district will continue to provide free meals to students between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Friday for the remainder of the school year.

Each distribution location will provide resources and materials to students in hard copy and online format. The full list of locations is below:

On April 19, MPS added the following school to the list of locations for Stop, Grab and Go meals:

  • Metcalfe School, 3400 W. North Avenue from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The school also added these schools to its food truck sites:

  • Bruce School, 6453 N. 89th St. from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
  • Fletcher Elementary, 9500 W. Allyn St. from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
  • Holmes School, 2463 N. Buffum St.from 11 a.m to 1 p.m.
  • Maple Tree School, 6644 N. 107th St. from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Milwaukee Public Schools has already started the process of distributing Chromebooks to students and providing new enrichment materials at distribution locations. Devices will be given to families of students on the following dates:

  • April 16 & 17 for high school students
  • April 20 for middle school students
  • April 22, 23, 24 for elementary school students

School staff will work with families to determine a time for pick up.

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