MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Public Schools will officially begin its three-step reopening plan, after getting the approval Thursday night.
Nearly 90 parents and teachers spoke at the meeting, addressing a wide variety of concerns. Some parents said they are urging administrators to get their kids back in the classroom, while others remain cautious.
MPS’s three-phase plan begins with all online instruction and no students inside MPS buildings. The district will monitor the virus and figure out a way to move to phase two, which is a combination of virtual and in-person learning. In phase three all students would return to school once it is safe.
In addition, MPS administrators are working to put many social distancing measures in place, such as providing PPE and spreading out buses and classrooms. Administrators believe this could cost an extra $90 million.