A central Illinois school district was going to try out a new concept the State of Illinois is offering its schools but ultimately, decided they would not.
Warrensburg-Latham Schools had a policy in place and Superintendent Dr. Kristen Kendrick-Weikle indicates they felt like they had enough students who could make an e-learning plan work but over the summer, the State Board of Education made some changes to its policy and the district decided the change was not going to work.
According to Dr. Kendrick-Weikle, she feels their plan was very sound. The communication between her and the administration had a hard time giving the nod to the idea of an elementary student getting five hours of good instruction without an educator present.
Connectivity for students was a concern for the district as well. Dr. Kendrick-Weikle says they had a plan in place for students to make up the work in the event they dealt with connectivity issues.
Dr. Kendrick-Weikle says their biggest challenge was how to make sure younger students were getting good instruction during those days. She says makings sure those students get five hours of instruction is ridiculous and not at all realistic.