As COVID mitigations lessen, a Macon County school district recently returned to class five days a week.
Warrensburg-Latham students returned to classes five days a week last month and Superintendent Cheryl Warner points out it was an opportunity for their remote learners to return to the in-person setting, bringing their percentage of in-person learners to roughly 90-percent.
As students return from the in-person setting, Warner indicates they are noticing trends in line with many other districts: some students are doing just fine, however, there are a good number of students struggling.
Warrensburg-Latham has a pilot program that has been introduced to help with credit recovery but Warner indicates there are other options they are considering. The district is considering summer school options to catch its students up.
For the younger students, the district has been proactive in keeping tabs on where those youngsters are. Warner explains they are establishing the most important priorities for students and their readiness for the next grade. She believes it will be impossible to meet all the standards set by the State of Illinois.
Looking ahead to next year, Warner says they are looking at an intervention program for young high school students with the assumption of a normal school day and a normal amount of classroom time again.