The session includes the controversial "critical race theory" bill, introduced in June following similar bills being approved by Republican legislatures around the country.
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Dear Editor: The Madison School Board is on the verge of keeping bad apples in middle school rather than suspending them.
The Madison School Board will seek public feedback during a hearing Sept. 29 on the final four new names for James Madison Memorial High School.
The board had previously not required masks in schools after some in the public voiced opposition.
The district also recorded nearly double the number of COVID-19 cases among students, staff and teachers.
"That’s where we’re going, I know that’s where we’re going, eventually we’ll get there but we need to remember that this is not new. Requiring vaccinations goes back," NEA President Becky Pringle said.
Some worry about class sizes growing, though the district said other classes shrank as a result of students learning online.
District spokesman Tim LeMonds said the effort was done out of an abundance of caution to mitigate the possible spread of COVID-19 after one or more students, teachers or staff tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
UW Health plans to launch the study next week and will use a sample group of about 400 students, staff and teachers from Leopold and Lincoln elementary schools who display COVID symptoms in an effort to determine a more accessible method of testing.
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The district plans sometime in the next 15 days to begin COVID-19 testing for students and staff with symptoms through COVID Clinic.
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“He has asthma, and it’s chronic, so that’s what I’m nervous about,” Brianna Allen said of her son, a kindergartner, who went to class in-person for the first time Thursday.
About 750 families applied to have their children enrolled in a last-minute online elementary school option — five times the number the Madison School District was prepared to accommodate.
Students will be required to wear masks on playgrounds and all outdoor school property for the first quarter of the 2021-22 school year, district spokesman Tim LeMonds said in an email.
Superintendent Carlton Jenkins announced his support for vaccine requirements during a press conference on Friday.
"This decision comes after considering concerns over the rising incidence of the Delta variant; children under 12 years old not being eligible for vaccinations; and associated risks with family members who are immunocompromised," district spokesperson Tim LeMonds said in a statement.
“This was an urgent matter, it impacted so many of our children and families and we should have moved on it,” former board president Gloria Reyes said. “The administration should have given us the full report with policy changes.”
School day start and end times will change to accommodate for the shortage, in an effort to accommodate for a bus driver shortage that has affected school districts across the country.
“Vaccine mandates for staff are on the table for discussion” in district planning meetings, a district spokesperson said.
While headlines from around the country show many students quarantining in the early weeks of school, mask mandates locally and changes to public health guidance since last year mean numbers could be lower in MMSD.
LaRosa is the latest departure amid a number of administrative resignations and retirements in the district this summer. In his email, he said he is working with central office to determine the next steps for La Follette leadership in his absence.