The second year of the program
A new program is introduced in the academic year 2019-2020 to reduce the unplanned school day-offs. The Georgetown County School District is one of the schools which are selected across the state.
The online learning program will allow the students who are unable to come to school due to bad climate, to use schools study materials and get in direct contact with the respective teachers for completion of studies. The concept behind the new program is to get rid of the time and resources that get spent on the planning and accommodating of makeup classes for the students. This program will reduce the financial burden on the school’s budget.
The students will be given a laptop that can connect to the internet and make it easy for the students to learn from the home. There is also a provision to preload the computer with the school assignment in case of any severe weather condition. As the students are taking lessons from home they will be recorded as present in the attendance sheet.
Students won’t miss the classes due to weather
“Students lost two days last year that could have been mitigated by online learning, had it been available. Those unplanned days result in losing vacation days and juggling of planned curriculums. As a school district with online learning, it will be easier to stick to a schedule.” said Genia Smith, Executive Director of Federal and State for the Georgetown County School District.
The program was initiated last year, in which only five districts were included. This year the application rose to 23 schools. The previous year the scoring was a little flawed as the schools were scoring the applicants unreasonably, it been put into the records.
In the second year, the program is much more refined and implementation will be smoother. The initial batch of five schools will mentor the new applicants.