• The information below pertains to the use of an e-Learning day in lieu of using an emergency day in the event of a school closure due to extreme weather (snow day, etc) or other emergency (power outage, etc.), which need to be made up at the end of the school year.  For information on hybrid/virtual or remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the Reopening School Plan page.

     


    e-Learning Plan (in lieu of emergency days)

     

    Provisions of the Illinois School Code allows for e-Learning days in lieu of emergency days that need to be made up due to extreme weather or other emergencies as amended by the Public Act 101-0012. Section 5/10-20.56 of the School Code contains the minimum requirements to ensure staff and student participation in an eLearning day will allow the day to be counted as a day of student attendance. The e-Learning Plan requires approval by the Board of Education and verification by the Regional Office of Education and shall be in affect for a term of 3-years. 

    Click here to see the District 112 e-Learning Plan proposal.

    The e-Learning Plan: 

    1. Ensure access for all students; ensure that the specific needs of all students are met, including special education students and English learners; ensure that all mandates are still met using the e-Learning program adopted; and

    2. Contain provisions designated to reasonably and practicably accomplish the following:
      • Ensure and verify at least 5 clock hours of instruction or school work, as required under Section 10-19.05, for each student participating in an e-learning day 
      • Ensure access from home or other appropriate remote facility for all students participating, including computers, the Internet, and other forms of electronic communication that must be utilized in the proposed program
      • Ensure that non-electronic materials are made available for students participating in the program who do not have access to the required technology or to participating teachers or students who are prevented from accessing the required technology
      • Ensure appropriate learning opportunities for students with special needs
      • Monitor and verify each student's electronic participation
      • Address the extent to which student participation is within the student's control as to the time, pace, and means of learning
      • Provide effective notice to students and their parents or guardians of the use of particular days for e-learning
      • Provide staff and students with adequate training for e-learning days' participation
      • Ensure that all teachers and staff who may be involved in the provisions of e-learning have access to any and all hardware and software that may be required for the program
      • Ensure an opportunity for any collective bargaining negotiations with representatives of the school district's employees that would be legally required, and including all classifications of school district employees who are represented by collective bargaining agreements and who would be affected in the event of an e-learning day
      • Review and revise the program as implemented to address difficulties confronted
      • Ensure that the protocol regarding general expectations and responsibilities of the program is communicated to teachers, staff, and students at least 30 days prior to utilizing an e-learning day  

    The e-Learning Proposal will be presented to the Board of Education on September 22, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in conjunction with a public hearing. The purpose of the public hearing is to seek input from school personnel, parents and other community members concerning the allowance for eLearning days in lieu of emergency days that need to be made up due to extreme weather or other emergencies. Information on  the Board meeting and public hearing can be found on the Board of Education Meeting page.