As part of its plan, MPS intends to provide grade-level content aligned to state standards that students and families can access online. But the work will be voluntary and not used as part of the students’ grades. While many teachers likely will continue to interact with students online, they will not be required to do so, at least for now.
“We are not requiring them. But that’s what good educators are doing, and we’re seeing that,” Bronaugh said. “And we just want to be able to enhance that as much as possible and support them.”
MPS board members approved a plan that requires most staff to be paid through April 30, but it does not require them to work during that time, though many have continued to do so. Board President Larry Miller said Friday that issue would be revisited at the April 23 board meeting.