Madison School District not moving to online instruction as Wisconsin schools ordered to close

Logan Wroge:

During the unprecedented hiatus, the district is not requiring students shift to online instruction — a move colleges and universities, including UW-Madison, have announced in recent days.

“When school is closed, we will not have required academic instruction,” Belmore said at a news conference Friday afternoon. “We will however provide books, packets and enrichment opportunities for all students at every grade level.”

She said the district is not pursuing online instruction, which was an option it had been exploring, because there are technical difficulties in getting internet access to all 27,000 students, “student-related instructional need difficulties,” and staff and family issues to take into consideration.