MPS curbside enrollment gets underway

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Public Schools' curbside enrollment kicked off Tuesday morning, July 14. This comes as the district announced its proposal for reopening. 

The curbside enrollment is from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, July 15. It will also be held Monday, Aug. 3 and Tuesday Aug. 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at MPS headquarters, 5225 W Vliet St. 

MPS officials released a plan that will be presented to the board of directors Thursday, July 16 at 5:30 p.m. Members of the public can weigh in virtually if they register before 3 p.m. Thursday. 

To register 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. 

The proposed first phase is full-remote learning.

The second is hybrid learning, where students would report to school two days a week on a rotating schedule, or where elementary would be face-to-face and secondary would be distance learning. 

The third proposed phase would be face-to-face learning with an option for virtual learning for families who are not comfortable sending their children back to school. 

One student says he is comfortable with a slower reopen. 

“It’s good to do virtual learning the first semester I guess and I would like to go back to school after the first semester because I want to meet my friends and stuff like that because it’s my last year in the high school,” MPS student Nasem Abdullah said. 
MPS Superintendent Dr. Keith Posley said figuring out how to reopen will be a daily process. 

“This is our new normal and we are working through that and everyday is a learning process. Looking at how we can make things as normal as possible,” Posley said.

The board will take a vote on the plan during Thursday's meeting. To read the district's full plan, along with its guidelines, click here

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