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EACS OKs eLearning to make up missed classes
News from Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:
NEW HAVEN – Despite at least one board member’s concern, East Allen County Schools officials approved an eLearning plan Tuesday to help make up for some of the district’s missed instructional time.
School board members also approved a plan to continue adding 30 minutes to each school day through May 8.
EACS students have missed 14 days because of snow and ice, but have been in the process of making up for missed time by extending each school day.
Each full week of extended days allows the district to make up three hours and by May 8, students will have made up 25 hours of instruction, Superintendent Ken Folks said.
The Indiana Department of Education recognizes elementary school days as five hours and a secondary school day as six hours.
With the current plan, elementary school students will make up five days and middle and high school students will make up four days and one hour, Folks explained.
To avoid a situation in which older students would be required to go an extra day, district officials approved an eLearning plan to help middle and high school students make up an additional five hours.
Folks said the district will likely select a Saturday in April for the eLearning day, but will meet next week to discuss the exact date.
Students across the district will have access to computer labs at schools or can use…………… continues on Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
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