A School District 203 committee is working out the details of the new Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) program in partnership with School Districts 204 and 200.
The program will add extra online only classes, as well as “blended” classes where students learn both virtually and in a brick and mortar class. Teachers from the member districts will provide instruction, rather than be provided through an outside company such as an online charter school.
Today, the committee of five administrators agreed on a logo that they’ll bring to their board of education and the other districts for approval. They also brainstormed issues that they’ll need to address in the future like how many teachers will they need what courses will they offer, and how can ELO provide opportunities for all students ranging from advanced to meeting standards to struggling.
The group also wants to take a look at what online courses students are already taking on their own merit, outside of what the district can offer. They plan to have a tentative budget to propose at the first school board meeting in January.
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