District 2 Abandons Hybrid School Model

School District 2 moves ahead with plans to provide education through virtual instruction starting April 1. (Photo from Sheridan Media files)

Schools in Sheridan and Story are currently closed for spring break, but when they resume, classes will be conducted strictly online.

Sheridan County School District 2 authorities earlier this week were considering a hybrid model in which, after classes resume next month, some classes would be taught in the school buildings.

But as of a special meeting of District 2 trustees Thursday, the hybrid model has been abandoned under guidance from the Center for Disease Control, County Health Officer Dr. Ian Hunter and the state departments of education and health.

In action at the special meeting, trustees voted to proceed with what presented to them as Option A for resuming classes in the district. Craig Dougherty\, who’s school district superintendent, outlined the plan.

Dougherty said Option A was the recommendation of the district personnel.

Assistant Superintendent Mitch Craft said principals and teachers are working to define virtual learning across the district. (Photo from Sheridan Media files)

Mitch Craft, who’s an assistant superintendent, told trustees that School District 2’s staff, including teachers and principals, are actively working to define virtual learning within the schools and across the district. He said this is a completely new paradigm for the district, and the process will be to implement the plan, then refine based on input from teachers and students.

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