What is a Non-Traditional Instruction Plan? What will the iLearn@home look like for this year?
In the Fall of 2014, the Kentucky Department of Education approved waivers that allowed thirteen school districts to use non-traditional means of instruction when school is cancelled because of weather or another emergency. For 2015-16, the program was expanded to include additional districts. The Barren County School District was selected that year, and has participated in this waiver program since then. We are pleased to announce that Barren County is approved along with eighty-three other school districts to look at instruction on snow days (or other days school would not be in session) differently for the 2019-2020 school year.
The Barren County School District have a long history of innovation and excellence, and the Non-Traditional Instruction Program was a natural connection to all the forward-thinking initiatives we have in place. Under the provisions of the waiver, a district may count up to 10 non-traditional instruction days as regular attendance days in its school calendar and not have to make them up. Barren County Schools will likely never need all 10 days for non-traditional instruction, so our current plans are to prepare for five days to be utilized if needed anytime after Dec 1, 2019. The Barren County School District will be utilizing FIVE weather related closing days as iLearn@home days but, at the discretion of the superintendent and district leadership, there will not be more than 3 days the same week. UPDATE - As of March 13th - schools across the country have had to move to remote learning in order to continue educational services. Due to the statewide closure, the Barren County Schools have moved to additional iLearn@home days beyond our normal routine. Teachers and administrators will continue to work with students in families to make this extended closure a success. Please refer to the most current district communications on the main webpage to keep up-to-date with the changes.
Latest Communication about Barren County's iLearn@home initiative to help lessen impact of missed instruction on snow days, or other events.
Other Communication Items
To find your child's specific work for one of the iLearn@home days (when announced), please visit the teacher webpages on each of the school websites.
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Communication Options for iLearn@home