The Warren County School Board on Thursday night voted to extend its current hybrid learning model for the entire first nine weeks grading period.
The school system’s hybrid learning model is where roughly half the students attend school at one time. It was set to expire next Friday, Aug. 28.
The initial plan passed by the School Board called for hybrid learning to last for 2.5 weeks.
“I’m happy with the way things are going and I’ve heard a lot of good things about it,” said School Board member Helen Martin prior to the meeting. “I’m for extending this for the first nine weeks so it’s like VIP at Home.”
School Board member Bill Zechman was fresh off a visit to West Elementary when contacted by the Standard about his thoughts.
“I wanted to hear what teachers and staff members were saying for myself,” said Zechman. “The teachers and administrators seem very happy with this. Having half your normal class size might have a big educational advantage.”
Zechman said having students attend school, even if it’s just for two days a week, does have educational, nutritional and social benefits. Zechman said he likes the current hybrid model.