MTI Demands 2020-21 School Year to Open Using All Virtual TeachingNews July 24th, 2020
Students and Educators Deserve Safe Classroom Conditions
MTI strongly advocates for MMSD to pursue an all virtual learning model as the 2020-21 school year begins. Virtual learning is the best model to ensure the physical and emotional health of our students, staff, and the families in their households. As educators, this is a difficult decision for us because we pursue our profession out of our love of working with children – and that work is done best when we can do work with them in person. Commencing September 1, we will be ready to teach! We are excited to work with our students and families. But we refuse to jeopardize the lives of our children or our families with a reopening plan that relies on magical thinking and unfunded mandates.
MTI staff and leadership continue to engage with the district and community stakeholders seeking information and expressing health and safety, staffing, instructional equity issues, and workload concerns regarding the myriad of plans being considered for the 2020-21 school year.