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Spotlight: Madison Schools lock down again

MADISON — And just like that, the Madison Metropolitan School District is locking kids out of in-person education once again in the wake of rising COVID-19 fear.

And parents are not happy about it.

“MMSD is pausing our return from winter break at all grade levels. There will be no instruction until Thursday, Jan. 6. Thursday’s return will be virtual instruction, with the intent to transition back to in-person learning,” the district tweeted late last week.

The district says the decision to close schools followed “intense discussion with local health experts” amid the Omicron variant and its rapid spread. Dane County health officials last week broke its one-day COVID-19 case total on back-to-back days.

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