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Madison schools will start the school year virtually, MMSD says

Posted at 11:45 AM, Jul 17, 2020

Students and families of Madison Metropolitan schools can expect to start the 2020-2021 school year virtually.

The MMSD announced that it was starting off the school year with virtual learning, through at least the first quarter. The first quarter ends Oct. 30.

"This is a community issue and will need to be a community effort to keep our students engaged in learning and support their wellness and mental health. To this end, our partnerships with key organizations will be vital to ensuring that students have access to nutritious meals, access to the internet, access to health and safety resources and direct, daily access to teachers and other staff who can support them," said interim superintendent Jane Belmore.

In Milwaukee, the MPS school board approved of the district's proposed phased plan. The first phase of the district's plan is entirely online instruction.

"I recognize that not having students in school buildings presents numerous challenges and hardships. We are committed to partnering with you to support you and your students through this difficult time, with a special focus on our most marginalized community members," said Belmore.

To read more about MMSD's plan, click here.

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