The Bond County Unit 2 school board met in special session Monday night and numbers were presented regarding student learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Superintendent Wes Olson advised 19.2 percent of the registered students will be using online learning only to start the new school year.
The superintendent said 1,252 students are in the district’s hybrid program and 297 boys and girls are online learning only.
In the hybrid format, students have been divided into “A” and “B” groups. “A” group students will be at school Mondays and Wednesdays, “B” group students at school Tuesdays and Thursdays, and all students will have remote, online learning on Fridays.
On the days when the “A” and “B” students are not at school, they will have remote learning.
Superintendent Olson told the board that some teachers have been designated as “online only” and will deliver instruction remotely. Students in 4th through 8th grade will participate in a program will less direct instructions that students in lower grades. He said the remote instruction will meet the same standards as in-person instruction, but will be different. High school students will also experience a different type of instruction.
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Olson said after Labor Day, the administrators will review the back-to-school plan and how it is working.
Students will begin the new school year next week. The “A” group reports to school Wednesday, August 19 and “B” group Thursday, August 20.