In Superintendent Don Haddad’s report at Wednesday night’s school board meeting, he announced the launch of a pilot telecommunications program that will allow students to take classes remotely regardless of their home school, without having to commute.
“If we only have one world language offered at a school, kids at all the high schools can take it, login virtually and get the credit,” Haddad said.
Haddad credited Chief Technology Officer Michelle Bourgeois and Assistant Superintendent of Assessment, Curriculum and Instruction Kahle Charles for spearheading the program.
This isn’t the first time the district has capitalized on remote learning tools developed during the pandemic.
During the 2020-21 school year, SVVSD had to pivot to remote and asynchronous learning options when COVID restrictions prevented schools from hosting in-person learning.
In that time, the school district invested heavily in technology, staff and other resources to provide as many opportunities as possible for students to engage with their education virtually.
In the Oct. 27 meeting of the school board, Haddad announced that students in the district will have a condensed remote learning day on inclement weather days. The move was a shift from the previous school year, when students could expect a full day of class work.