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SISD board approves asynchronous learning stop

By Melissa McCaghren

Slatonite GM

The Slaton Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the ending of asynchronous learning and a return to all day in school learning Tuesday evening (Oct. 13) during the board’s regular monthly meeting.

Superintendent Jim Andrus discussed the results of the past nine-week learning period where students could do virtual or blended learning. He said they were facing a deficit in grades, with many students having at least one failing grade in virtual learning.

He added he thinks the virtual model,which was originally required by the state, was managed well overall, with few cases reported in the schools.

Junior High and Cathelene Thomas Elementary have already shuttered their virtual learning. Stephen F. Austin Primary has been in person learning from the first day of school.

For more information, including other discussed topics at the meeting, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.

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