MT. MARKHAM While other school districts in the area have decided to start the school year with full remote learning, the Mount Markham School District says that option is just not viable.
Instead, they will go with a combination of in-person and hybrid learning.
Students in grades k-8 will have the opportunity for daily in-person instruction, while high school students in grades 9-12 will engage in a blended learning model with in-person instruction and remote or online learning on alternate days.
Mt. Markham superintendent Joe D’Apice says he understands that some parents may not feel comfortable sending their children to school, but they do have options.
“There are pre-packaged programs that you can choose from. There are some that cost money, but there’s a lot of them that are free. So perhaps instead of the school district paying perhaps $11,000 for a program, the parents can find the same thing and have more options to go under the tag of home-schooler.”
D’Apice also expressed concerns that there might not be enough bandwidth to handle all the streaming that would occur if the district had decided to go with a full remote learning platform.