MILWAUKEE (November 4, 2021) — Milwaukee Public Schools has taken an active step to ensure the safety of its students and staff. Benjamin Franklin School will move to virtual learning Friday, November 5, and return to in-person learning on Tuesday, November 16, 2021.

Franklin School’s students, families, and staff were first notified about the transition to virtual learning Thursday afternoon, November 4. The decision to move to virtual learning was made to decrease the likelihood of spreading COVID-19, due to the school community reporting that three percent or more of the total school population has tested positive for COVID-19 within a 14-day period.

Franklin School staff will report to the building and work independently from their individual classroom or office space. Students and families can expect additional outreach from their child’s teacher on instructions for virtual learning. Families should contact the school if they are in need of technology assistance.

The district will continue to encourage safe and healthy guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. MPS requires all students, staff, and visitors to wear face-coverings, and encourage everyone to cover sneezes and coughs, practice physical distancing, and wash hands thoroughly and often.

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