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Re: What if...2020-2021 school year
I read that a Dallas area school district was discussing a plan like you discussed. I don't see how this would work and still meet the state's instructional minutes requirement. TEA would need to make huge changes and some of those (I believe) are legislative and would not be a possibility. It would involve adjusting how attendance count and funding is done, attendance and credit is done, etc. It would also be an instructional nightmare as teachers would be repeating the same lesson twice a week, cutting instruction in half. If teachers weren't teaching to the test before, you can sure as hell bet they would be now. That proposal being floated is marginally better than this distance "learning" business we have going on now.
will be different for sure.
My wife, who teaches at a private parochial school, was in a Zoom meeting yesterday and was told they are considering an A/B type schedule because the large public school district that surrounds the parochial school system is considering this and they want to stay aligned with the same type schedule if that is chosen. All local superintendents are in communication to make plans. Also, to be in line with possible directives from city/county government that may be made in the fall.
For social distancing, 1/2 of a class on Monday/Wednesday and the other 1/2 on Tuesday/Thursday with "At Home Learning" on Friday.