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All MMSD students to return to in-person learning next school year

Published: Jun. 10, 2021 at 5:21 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 6:37 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The Madison Metropolitan School District announced Thursday that all students will be returning to in-person learning, five days per week, for the 2021-22 school year.

MMSD will also offer options for families who prefer virtual learning for their secondary students, in addition to the default in-person model.

“The full reopening of schools is a day the entire community has been waiting for,” Superintendent Carlton D. Jenkins said. “It has always been our preference to have all students learning in-person, connecting face to face with teachers and classmates, and benefiting from learning in a classroom environment.”

MMSD explained they made this decision as COVID-19 cases continue to fall in the area while the number of people vaccinated in Madison is on an upward trend.

MMSD stated it will consult with health experts and gather feedback from families and staff to plan for further COVID-19 precautions.

The district added it will provide families with more information on the school year and safety protocols in the coming weeks.

MMSD spokesperson Tim LeMonds told NBC15 on June 2 that decisions on mask wearing for the upcoming school year can be expected in the coming weeks.

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