Communications & Government Relations

District Ends Digital Home Learning for Fall

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April 14, 2021 - At the April 13th meeting, the Hernando School Board approved the recommendation of School Superintendent John Stratton to end the Digital Home Learning option June 18th, the last day of school for students. The Digital Home Learning option was implemented for students who were concerned about attending in-person learning during the pandemic yet wanted to remain enrolled in their school.

The Governor's Emergency Order, signed in Spring 2020, provided funding for school district's to offer families a virtual or hybrid learning option. On April 26th, the emergency order and funding for digital learning will expire. When making his recommendation to the school board, Superintendent of Schools John Stratton expressed his primary concern. "Digital Home Learning is not as effective or efficient as in-person learning," and later underscored, "We believe offering the options of in-person learning and Hernando eSchool is what best serves our students when it comes to providing the absolute best education we can."

Parents who wish to have their child remain in a virtual learning setting for the 2021-2022 school year may enroll their student in Hernando eSchool, the district's virtual school. Enrollment for Hernando eSchool runs from May 10 -July 19th. Parents must register with eSchool if you wish to use them as your school of choice.

Learn more about enrolling in Hernando eSchool here:

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