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Wylie ISD to phase out remote learning

by | Jul 8, 2021 | Education, Latest

Wylie ISD won’t provide remote learning this school year, but trustees at the June meeting learned about some options for parents concerned about sending their children to in-person classes in the fall.

House Bill 1468, which tar­geted remote learning, was not approved by Texas lawmakers in the latest legislative ses­sion. Deputy Superintendent Kim Spicer explained virtu­al learning will not be fully funded, which means if the district offered remote learn­ing, it would be funded only at 50%. So instead of a district receiving fully weighted daily attendance for a student if the district taught them virtually, a district would receive half of that funding. Thus, the district opted out of virtual learning in the 2021-22 school year.

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