UPDATE: Belpre Students Complete Assignments Online

By: Danielle Staub, Todd Baucher Email
By: Danielle Staub, Todd Baucher Email
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UPDATE 1/28/2014 4:35 PM

How to keep the kids learning during the snow and the cold.

One option is completing classroom assignments online.

Belpre City Schools are among the Ohio districts who have signed up for an "online calamity" system.

It goes into effect once the system has "maxed out" its five calamity days.

And it allows school districts three days of online assignments they don't have to make up later.

"Many students, after the first day of online assignments, came back with those assignments completed, and turned them into teachers. So my feedback so far has been positive," says Superintendent Tony Dunn.

Monday was the first day Belpre was eligible to take part in the online system.

Superintendent Dunn says while it eliminates some make up days later in the school year, it also helps students continue their lessons without interruption.

Student saftey is the main concern.

With all this cold weather and snow that means more and more days off from school for students in the area and all across Ohio.

Ohio Governor John Kasich proposed more calamity days for schools this year.

Normally schools have five days at the start of the year, but many have already used those.

So schools face going later into the summer, affecting budgets and schedules.

We asked viewers on our WTAP Facebook page what they thought.

Some are for it, and said West Virginia should consider this too.

Some also proposed the idea of online schooling when the kids have to stay home.

Belpre Superintendent Tony Dunn says Belpre has already done that twice.

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