Mount Pleasant ISD to discontinue remote learning
Mount Pleasant ISD’s Board of Trustees unanimously voted Monday night to discontinue remote learning as an option for students beginning Monday (Nov 2). Remote learning will still be available for ill or ill students under quarantine orders from a physician. Parents can also seek a waiver for students with pre-existing medical conditions by obtaining a letter from the child’s physician.
According to a letter from MPISD Superintendent Judd Marshall, reasons for the decision included failure rates for remote learners during the first grading period, low attendance rates for remote learners, and data indicating distant learners are getting further behind academically.
Marshall said, “Our teachers, staff, and administrators have worked very hard to provide remote and in-person instruction, and I am grateful to them for the commitment they have shown to our outstanding school district. They have worked tirelessly throughout this pandemic to do what is best for all students, and I cannot thank them enough for their efforts. We are a model district and a great example to other schools because of our educators. We will continue to educate each student to the best of our ability, and it is our hope that you will continue to use Mount Pleasant ISD as your school of choice.”
Parents who do not wish to send their students back to school can withdraw them to homeschool or enroll them in another school district that offers remote learning. It will help if you direct your questions to the campus where the child attends school.