eLearning Days To Be Modified In 2022-23 For Warsaw Schools

There will be some changes to eLearning days for the 2022-23 school year at Warsaw Community Schools, Superintendent Dr. David Hoffert told  the School Board Monday.

The changes are based off guidance from the state. Hoffert said the actual eLearning days will not be changing, but there will be some format changes to the eLearning days.

Hoffert said the school corporation is waiting on some of those changes and there may be some calendar changes that will be discussed during their May meeting. He did not specify what those changes will be.

In other business, the Board:

• Recognized technology coordinator Eric Sorensen for getting his Certified Educational Technology Leader certification.

• Learned enrollment at WCS is at 6,769.

• Heard from Giorgia, Giovanni and Nino, exchange students from Austria and Italy, about the differences between American and European school. Some of the differences included there is no school food in Italy, and Austrian schools use a canteen. The students also mentioned physical education is compulsatory and there are no sports activities after school.

• Learned WCS needs custodians and bus drivers. Hoffert said the school corporation is hiring part-time and full-time positions and will work around schedules.

• Learned registration is open to all returning students. Instructions are on WCS’ website under Registration.

• Learned from Dr. Dani Barkey, assistant superintendent of secondary education, and Kyle Carter, chief technology and analytics officer, about New Level Partners.

The New Level Partners is the new round of partnership with the University of Virginia. Barkey said the purpose of New Level partners is to help WCS move together in concert.

To do that, the school corporation is creating the Next Level Playbook, which will be a guidebook, which will consist of things like curriculum, collaborative structures and data systems and analysis. She said the playbook will be used at Washington STEM Academy, Lincoln Elementary and Warsaw Community High School first.

Carter said the purpose is to help bring next-level education to students, especially underserved students.