Schools plan for extended closure

Governor Kristi Noem’s announcement on Monday that schools will remain closed through the end of the school year prompted further announcements from area educational institutions.

Madison Central School Superintendent Joel Jorgenson sent a letter out to parents, students and staff saying that the district will continue to provide distance learning through the end of the school year.  Jorgenson asked for everyone’s continued partnership in adjusting to the major change in the children’s education during this unprecedented time in our history. He asked everyone to stay strong and be there for each other as they work their way through the remainder of the school year.

Dakota State University in Madison announced Monday also that summer courses there will be offered all online for the Summer 2020 term.  DSU traditionally holds very few on-campus courses during the summer so officials stated that it will not significantly alter DSU’s term.  The same delivery method will apply to all South Dakota Board of Regents public universities this summer.  

The state’s technical colleges will also continue to provide course delivery online through the remainder of the semester, with their physical campuses remaining closed for the rest of the academic year.