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Wauwatosa School Board votes to transition some students back to fully in-person classes

Wauwatosa School Board
Posted at 4:55 PM, Jan 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-26 17:55:49-05

WAUWATOSA  — The Wauwatosa School Board has decided to transition some of its students back to a fully in-person schedule starting at the beginning of April.

During a Monday night meeting, the Board voted to approve a plan that transitions 'Phase Into Learning' middle and high school students to in-person learning five days a week. Middle and high school students in the 'Tosa Connected' program will begin five-day-per-week synchronous learning.

The phase begins on Monday, April 5, the first day of the fourth quarter.

According to a spokesperson for the school district, the Board made the decision based on:

  • Maximizing stability for students, staff and families.
  • Preparing students and staff for the transition, college-readiness exams and post-high school plans.
  • Continuing mitigation procedures including mask-wearing, increased handwashing, maximized HVAC air exchange and honoring personal space to the extent possible.

On the same night, the Racine Unified School District released its own plan, offering families three options for how their children will attend school, starting this March.

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