Honey Grove ISD on Tuesday announced its decision to end remote learning on Oct. 30 after finding the “majority of remote students are increasingly falling into educational gaps.”
Superintendent Todd Morrison in a press release said, “We have been in unprecedented times for almost a year now. In the education world, we are overcoming hurdles and obstacles that we have never experienced before. While overcoming these obstacles, we have always made our students, parents, teachers, and community our first priority. We have diligently monitored and adjusted to all needs weekly, if not a daily basis. Instruction has been our biggest hurdle.”
He continued,” We have overwhelmed our staff with the dual roles of remote instruction and face-to-face instruction. Our staff has positively accepted the challenge and never complained about the new process. With that being said, the majority of our remote students are struggling with instruction and not receiving the one-on-one time that they receive with face-to-face instruction. We have found that the majority of our remote students are increasingly falling into educational gaps and it is time for this process to end.”
The last day for remote learning will be Oct. 30.
Morrison said if a student has a diagnosed health need, that justifies remote learning, they will still be allowed to stay remote. However, the school will need the diagnosis on file. If they already have it, do not resend. Quarantined students will still be allowed to receive remote instruction. Remote students will not be allowed to participate in extracurricular.