Michelle Reiff reports on the new development, with a district online learning program where the numbers of enrolled students is continuing to increase. Students can complete the learning either full or part time and upon successful completion they will be awarded a high school diploma. They are also using a range of mobile devices within existing schools.
In addition to online learning, Sweigart announced that the district will once again allow digital devices such as eReaders in school. This was done for the first time last year. A student is required to have a sponsoring teacher in order to bring in such a device.
“This past year we have had well over 100 students mostly in the middle and elementary schools,” he said. In the high school, Sweigart said tablets and laptops were used.