I hear you & the politics thing makes sense as far as the board being appointed. Hanover County is the same way. That division has gone further than Richmond Co. with 5 day per week in-person classes. It lines up with its local political constituent desires.WP-of course-and I did understand your question! In a school where you have about 400 students every single kid affects percentages when creating any type of data. There should be no doubt whatsoever that at least some kids made the decision to attend hybrid school based on the knowledge that there would otherwise be a "no play" consequence. Rappahannock has a greater % of kids attending face to face than any other HS in the NND (its not close). That sort of thing is important in Richmond County. As far as politics RC is extremely conservative (even compared to other counties in the Neck). One interesting note also is the RCPS school board is one of only a couple in the entire state that is not elected but appointed. That is the explanation why RCPS is often very decisive (they offered hybrid from day 1).
Festivus (love the screen name!) I don't know this for a fact but I'd be shocked if they didn't run this by the school division's lawyer first....that said again one of the things that sets RCPS apart from neighboring school divisions is leadership's willingness to do what they believe is in the best interest of the whole and not be held captive by threats or small factions.
Disclaimer-I realize it seems like I've drank RHS Koolaide but I've simply got two plus decades of working very closely with and in multiple NND school divisions. There is a reason why families drive across county lines to bring their kids to Warsaw.
The data would be related to the percentage of kids attending face to face as opposed to 100% virtual.I hear you & the politics thing makes sense as far as the board being appointed. Hanover County is the same way. That division has gone further than Richmond Co. with 5 day per week in-person classes. It lines up with its local political constituent desires.
What I’m wondering is what data is at risk? Am I right to guess you’re talking about virtual students being more likely to do poorly on standardized tests? I can understand that driving some decisions if those passing rates are paramount to the division leaders. Due to the nature of virtual class, those kids can easily fall behind if there are not strong supports at home or the students lack self-motivation to stay on top of their work.
Appreciate the replies!
Oh ok. I wasn’t understanding. The county wants all students in-person to the degree that they are willing to punish athletes who do not. I don’t agree with it, but I don’t live there, so my opinion is unimportant!The data would be related to the percentage of kids attending face to face as opposed to 100% virtual.