The latest trend in education is the idea of an at-home learning day when inclement weather strikes.
Known commonly as e-learning days, Heyworth schools recently decided to implement such a policy into their student handbook. Superintendent Lisa Taylor says they received a great deal of feedback from their community about how to make this a good policy for everyone.
According to Taylor, the benefit for students at all levels was one of the bigger discussions. They realize they need to consider the burden this could put on parents but e-learning days will only be used when necessary.
Last month, Clinton schools were one of the few in central Illinois to decline the option to implement an e-learning day. Several other districts continue to explore and implement a policy into their school code for use during days when students cannot gather.