This year’s school calendar for the Morris School District has virtually no snow days built in. With this lack of wiggle room, the School Board approved at Monday’s monthly meeting an E-Learning system, which would allow students to use the internet to log into a virtual classroom taught by their own teachers on days when school is cancelled due to bad weather. The system is already being utilized in the Montevideo school district. Superintendent Rick Lahn said the system was worth giving a try this year, as it offers many advantages for the district.
The Minnesota Legislature in 2017 approved the use of up to 5 E-Learning days a year for school districts to make up as weather days.