(Indianapolis, IN) - Inclement weather this week had local school officials carefully considering their options, given a new state law regarding e-learning.
House Bill 1093, which took effect this school year, now limits the number of e-learning days to only three per year. And on those days, teachers must be online with the students at least half of the time.
Administrators who had come to rely on e-learning to cover snow days are now limited in how often they can do it. Snow days that can’t be covered by e-learning may be tacked on to the end of the year.
Some schools have built extra snow days into their calendars. New Prairie, for example, cancelled school Friday and will make up the day on Feb. 20.
Legislators enacted the law to encourage and maximize in-person instruction.