Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) released its School Reopening Survey for students and families, a MPS Staff School Reopening Survey for its employees, and details on the work group meetings taking place to gather input on how to safely welcome back students and staff for the 2020-21 school year.
Amid the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, both surveys will ask for feedback on how MPS can best serve students, families and staff this upcoming year. The work groups comprised of parents, teachers, principals, students, and district staff have been created to address different facets of the reopening plan. MPS administration recently outlined scenarios that will be considered for students and educators returning in the fall.
"These surveys and work groups are ways we are giving MPS families and staff a voice in how we can meet the needs of our students and our community," MPS Superintendent Dr. Keith P. Posley said. "We will use this input, along with guidance from health officials and state and local leaders, to come up with the safest plan to provide our students the best environment to learn."
The School Reopening Survey for students and families and the MPS Staff School Reopening Survey were distributed via email and both surveys can be found on the MPS web site. The students and families survey will also be available at the Stop, Grab, and Go meal sites and communicated via other district methods. Students, families, and staff who are not part of the work groups but would like to give input can view videos of past meeting and submit questions and suggestion via email.
The Milwaukee Board of School Directors has called for a special board meeting in July to further discuss the district's reopening plan.