Good. I’m glad to see Governor Evers restricting himself to his constitutional authority.
But the Department of Public Instruction says it can’t order districts to do that.
“We don’t have the authority at the Department of Public Instruction to close schools. We just aren’t given that authority, nor do we have the authority to mandate an instructional design,” said deputy state superintendent Michael Thompson.
Last week, the governor said he can’t either.
“I’m not in any position to say we’re going to, or we’re not going to,” Gov. Evers said at a news conference on July 14. “I’m not going to order them closed. That gets at an issue of what orders I can do or not do. But I’m still optimistic that they can open and there’s lots of options.”