MPS releases three-phase reopening recommendation to include virtual learning for all students in fall

NOW: MPS releases three-phase reopening recommendation to include virtual learning for all students in fall

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- We’re getting a better idea of what the next school year might look like for Milwaukee Public School students and teachers.

MPS released its reopening plan. The 256-page recommendation proposes three phases.

The first is virtual learning for 30 to 45 days. The second phase is a hybrid of in-class instruction twice a week on a rotating basis. The third phase is in-class learning with an option for virtual learning for families who don’t feel comfortable sending their children back to school.

Amy Mizialko, president of the Milwaukee Teachers Education Association says they support starting the school year off remotely. “Teachers are in favor of ordering our steps based on science. Everyone wants it to be fixed and to be normal again.”

MPS Superintendent Dr. Keith Posley says they’ll only upgrade to the next phase if the situation gets better. “If our cases don’t go down, we are prepared to stay in phase one or phase two or phase three or go back between the three.”

Board members will vote on the plan Thursday at a special school board meeting.


MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Public Schools released a phased-in reopening recommendation Monday, July 13, for the beginning of the 2020-21 school year.

The district says the reopening plan and recommendation will be presented to the Milwaukee Board of School Directors on Thursday, July 16 for further discussion.

According to a press release, MPS has outlined three instructional model scenarios and a three-phase return model that begins with virtual learning for all students in the fall.

The three-phase recommendation will be voted on during Thursday's special board meeting, and MPS says the public is welcome to give live testimony during it.

Community members that wish to speak must register in advance to receive a participation code to enter the meeting. The deadline to register is 3 p.m. on July 16.

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. 

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