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MMSD and UPS team up to deliver devices for online classes to students

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) and UPS are teaming up to make sure students receive devices needed for online classes.

“Our focus from the start of this crisis has been the safety and well-being of our students, families and staff and we believe this to be the safest alternative to getting these important devices into our student’s hands.” said Jane Belmore, MMSD Interim Superintendent. 

According to MMSD, schools in the district struggled over the last couple of weeks to develop a safe plan to get the devices to students.

Public health guidelines and orders from Governor Ever’s office forced the district to rethink previous on-site distribution plans.

That is when UPS stepped up to help.

To make sure students receive their devices, UPS will be providing reduced pricing to MMSD for boxes, packaging materials, insurance, and verified delivery.

“Our school community had a very clear need and challenge before us, and it is heartwarming to know that UPS with its ability to provide for that need, recognized they could help and did,” Belmore said.  

Over the next few days, MMSD will be verifying mailing addresses for families with children who need a device for school to ensure delivery accuracy.

MMSD is also working with the City of Madison to locate children who may be living with their families at hotels to make sure they also receive a devices.

MMSD will start shipping devices by Wednesday so that all students have them by the end of next week.

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