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Learning More About WI School Shutdowns

Learning More About WI School Shutdowns

Most schools in Wisconsin were able to limp through last spring’s coronavirus shutdowns.

A new report from the state’s Department of Public Instruction says 97 percent of schools in the state offered some sort of online classes in the spring. Those schools taught at least 80 percent of what kids were supposed to learn, though some only taught about 60 percent of the curriculum. DPI says while schools were closed, most kept all of their teachers, administrators, and support staff members on the payroll.

The report says 82 percent of school districts didn’t lay anyone off, only six percent of schools laid off more than 20 people.

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