2 Milwaukee Public Schools virtual due to COVID-19

Two more Milwaukee Public Schools are moving to virtual learning (flexible scheduling) due to COVID-19, an MPS dashboard shows on Thursday, Sept. 30. 

The schools in question include Hartford Avenue University School and Golda Meir School (Lower Campus)

A letter to parents and students of Hartford Avenue University School reads as follows: 

"This message is to notify you that Hartford has reported three percent of the total school population has tested positive for COVID-19 within a 14 day period.  To decrease the likelihood of spreading COVID-19, the students will move to a virtual flexible schedule for 10 days, returning to in-person learning on Monday, October 11, 2021. While students will work from home, all staff will work from the building and will be available for assistance."

"All sports will be canceled for the duration of the quarantine period and will resume on Monday, October 11th when school resumes."

Earlier this week, MPS' Lancaster School went virtual for the same reason. Lancaster's students, families, and staff were notified about the transition to virtual learning Sunday evening; the decision made "to decrease the likelihood of spreading COVID-19, due to the school community reporting that 3% or more of the total school population has tested positive for COVID-19 within a 14-day period."

Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS)

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As of Thursday, the dashboard shows MPS has 1,317 reported cases of COVID-19 – which includes 1008, students, 278 staff, and 31 central office personnel.

This is a developing story.

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