Today, the board discussed the 2020 fall plan again. The board voted to keep the first period and second period virtual. Because of the delay of school start time, the school will be virtual until the end of January 2021. This is not an easy decision, but we have to keep the safety of our students, parents, teachers and staff in the highest priority. We hope this will create a sense of stability and peace of mind for the school system.
There will be future discussions when the virtual learning should be transitioned into a blended model under which kind of conditions in the future.
I talked about the difficulty created by the 4×4 model for AP tests and no built-in recess time in the agenda.
I talked about the distant learning model, how to improve the education quality, how to make it sustainable ( digital learning center concept), etc. I asked the superintendent to create a system structure for future online education too. For example, at any given day, around 5-10% substitute teachers work in the school. They may take advantage of the online resources we created now.
There were many other discussions related how to improve the quality of distant learning.
Here is some document for your reference.
The board extended the first stage of one period of virtual learning (in the document) to two periods.