Lee County Schools officials are at least entertaining the idea of returning to on-campus instruction sometime this fall, according to a survey sent to parents of students in the district on Thursday.
The survey asks parents the following: “If the decision was made for students to attend school in-person, in their home school , would you send your child back to school or enroll them in the INSPIRED Virtual Academy?”
It also informs parents that should they choose the INSPIRED Academy (online teaching), their child would be committed to the program through Dec. 18 and the students would not be guaranteed the same teacher they’ve had since August. Also, classmates in online classes would include students in the same grade throughout the district.
If parents opt for on-campus instruction, they’ll be asked to abide by all Plan B guidelines set forth by the state.
On July 30, the Lee County Board of Education made the decision to operate under Plan C/Remote Instruction for the first six weeks of the school year. The district will hit the six-week mark on Sept. 28. It has not been made clear that if the district agrees to return to Plan B instruction, when on-campus learning will begin.