The Board, at their next meeting, will vote on a new Online Learning Policy.
As the Board Action Report acknowledges, "The community was not actively engaged in the development of this policy." which, to me, is reason enough to defer adopting it.
I think that it is interesting that the proposed policy says, in part, "The board directs the superintendent to provide information to parents, students and staff regarding online learning options and the guidelines for participation." yet online learning options were not mentioned in the recent Math Pathway document.
The Superintendent Procedures that accompany the policy require students to seek prior approval before taking online courses for credit. There is no assurance that the approval will be granted or even considered on a timely basis.
Has anyone had experience with WAVA (Washington Virtual Academies) and with their high school math classes?
Does anyone have any other experience to contribute to this discussion?