At the recent meeting of the Bond County Unit 2 Board of Education, information was provided regarding classes for the remainder of the school year, and plans for next year.
Superintendent Wes Olson advised the early dismissal schedule that has been in effect will continue the rest of the 2020-2021 school term. He said one major reason is the remaining 90 minutes of the day continues to be used by teachers at all centers to assist students who are struggling in their classes.
The school board approved a motion to return to the full day, in-school format for classes in the 2021-2022 school year. Students will not be given a remote learning option.
A June summer school program for all grades was approved by the board.
It will be known as BCCU2 Summer Learning Camp with high school students able to attend 20 days and all other students 15 days.
The administration felt the program would be good for students due to the learning losses experienced because of COVID-19. Costs for the learning camp will be covered by a grant received by the district.
In other action, the school board approved an eight-period day at the high school, beginning in 2021-2022. The current schedule is seven periods.
Superintendent Olson said the change will give students the opportunity to consider more electives, and the early bird classes, held prior to the regular school day, will be eliminated. Olson added study halls will be more structured and supportive for students.