MILWAUKEE — Fourteen Milwaukee Public Schools locations will move to virtual learning Thursday due to power outages caused by damaging winds overnight.
MPS said in an update that Lloyd Barbee Montessori School will continue with virtual learning on Friday. "Students and families can expect additional outreach from their child's teacher on instructions for virtual learning. Families can receive breakfast and lunch from an MPS school close to their home," according to a statement.
Students and staff who attend the following schools will participate in virtual learning remotely today, per MPS:
- Albert E. Kagel School
- Escuela Vieau
- Lloyd Barbee Montessori School
- James Fenimore Cooper School
- Ralph Waldo Emerson School
- Humboldt Park School
- Milwaukee Parkside School for the Arts
- Frances Starms Discovery Learning Center
- Starms Early Childhood Center
- Oliver Wendell Holmes School
- Dr. George W. Carver Academy of Mathematics and Science
- James E. Groppi High School
- Brown Street Academy
- Grant Gordon Learning Center
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MPS Says it is "encouraging students and staff who do not have power at home to go to a Milwaukee Public Library for virtual learning."
Students and families should expect to be contacted by their students' teachers for further virtual learning instructions.
Wind gusts topped out at near 70 mph in southeast Wisconsin overnight, with a peak of nearly 80,000 We Energies customers out of service. Crews will work to restore service throughout the day Thursday.