FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The Southwest Allen County School District (SACS) is moving forward with a plan to eliminate a week or more of make-up days caused by winter weather that involves students completing assignments outside the classroom with the use of the internet.
The e-Learning pilot program as it’s called, will begin Monday, March 3. It was proposed during a SACS board meeting on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. A letter from Superintendent Steve Yager dated February 24 announced details of the program moving forward. It was posted on the SACS website and emailed to parents.
SACS had extended the school year to Wednesday June 11, but with the implementation of e-Learning, the last day of classes, barring any more snow days, will be Wednesday, June 4.
An estimated 10 percent of students don’t have access to the internet, so SACS will keep buildings open for students who fall into that group. The district has also posted a list of places that have free wifi access.
Middle school students will also have the option to take home their laptop computers.
Superintendent Yager stated in his letter to parents and students that it’s hoped that in the future there will no longer be a need for snow days and e-Learning days will take their place.