No school day minimums: With campuses closed, Colorado just wants students to engage in learning
posted by: Mile High Mamas
School districts in Colorado will not have to meet minimum days or hours of instruction this school year.
That’s a key piece of guidance that the Colorado Department of Education provided to state superintendents late this week as they navigate new realities in the face of closures to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
“This is a completely unprecedented situation,” said Katy Anthes, Colorado’s commissioner of education. “We don’t think all of those data collections should be the focus right now.”
That means school districts won’t have to make up for lost time with additional days of school this summer.
Instead, she said, districts should be focusing on ways to engage all students with some way to continue learning.