MMSD finalizing virtual learning plans

Madison, Wis. — The Madison Metropolitan School District is working on how to handle virtual learning for its students.

Classes resume on April 6, according to Madison School Board President Gloria Reyes. This will be be designated to teachers and students reconnecting.

“Our teachers are resilient. Our community has strong teachers who are invested in our children and doing what they can to help support other students and families,” Reyes said.

Education instruction will start again on April 13.

District administrators are still finalizing class details and how grading will work.

“We are learning as we go along. We don’t have all the answers right now. But we are this week focusing on what a typical day will look like for a child virtually,” Reyes said.

They’re also working on distributing digital devices to students.

On Sunday, district leaders announced a partnership with UPS to help deliver the devices to students at a reduced price. 

Reyes said it is unclear how much the switch to virtual learning is costing the district.