After closely monitoring the attendance and academic progress of their online learners for the last 10 weeks, Forsan ISD board of trustees made the decision to eliminate the option for online learning, including “at-home” learning platforms.
In general, they found that their online student learners had shown higher rates of absenteeism and questionable grades than their peers attending school face to face. It was noted that in many cases they were not able to track the progress of students in a meaningful way and were concerned about whether needed academic progress was taking place.
Students may begin returning to the at-school learning environment immediately but beginning Monday, October 19, 2020, students will need to choose from one of the following options to comply with state compulsory attendance education laws:
Go to school for On Campus, Face to Face instruction
Withdraw to Home School
Enroll in Private School
Request transfer to another school district that offers remote, online learning
Forsan ISD stated that they encouraged all students to choose to return to school, but understood that there are other options.
Below is the letter sent to parents earlier this week from Forsan ISD:
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