8/26/2020 - Governing Board Approves Health Benchmarks

Posted by Madison Communications on 8/26/2020

Good afternoon Madison Families,

Last night, the Governing Board voted on and approved the benchmarks Madison will use to determine when it is safe to return to in-person learning. The Madison School District will plan to reopen when the Minimal Risk benchmark is met, as defined by the Arizona Department of Health Services, using the City of Phoenix specific data provided by the Maricopa County Public Health Department.

This means that the District will resume in-person learning when the City of Phoenix data, provided by the Maricopa County Department of Health, indicates:

  • Less than 10 cases per 100,000
  • Less than 5% positivity rate
  • COVID-like illnesses are less than 5%

The Minimal Risk benchmark is highlighted in the green box below.

Benchmarks for reopening

The City of Phoenix Data can be found by using the following Maricopa County School Reopening Dashboard: https://www.maricopa.gov/5594/School-Metrics#dashboard 

Madison will ensure that the transition from online learning to in-person learning is safe and minimizes disruption to student learning. When in-person learning resumes, the District will follow the School Opening Plan (Mitigation Plan) in order to prioritize the health and safety of students and staff. Click here to read the School Opening Plan.

When schools reopen for in-person learning, families will have the option to continue online learning from home.

While a specific reopening date is not set at this time, we want to reassure families that they will receive communication prior to schools opening for in-person learning.

We understand the challenges you face daily and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our students and staff.

Respectfully,

Madison School District