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Leon County Schools host daily Q&A online, set up hotline for e-learning

Posted at 6:37 PM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 18:37:24-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — To help ease some of those concerns from parents, Leon County Schools is holding online Q&A's each morning, and have set up a hotline, as students look to be on an extended e-learning experience.

With school campuses closed until May 1, Leon County focused on keeping students on track.

"Is teaching and learning going to look the same as it has in our district for over a hundred years today, tomorrow, and next week? No," said Gillian Gregory, LCS assistant superintendent.

With students in the district on an e-learning plan, parents like Cassie McGowan have a lot of questions about what happens next.

"If they do these packets," said McGowan, "are they going to be graded as the work provided to them from their teachers?"

Right now, the academic work packets are not customized to specific classes, but Gregory says the work completed will go towards student's final grades until their teachers can pick things back up.

"By April 13th, all of our teachers will be taking over the classes and will reach out to you by email or phone or text," said Gregory.

While the process seems simple McGowan is unsure.

"What I received today, the packet I did get from them today," said McGowan, "I feel like some of it, my daughter is going to struggle with it, even though they told us it was work that they had already gone over."

Gregory says eventually teachers will work on ways to virtually connect with students and help them along the way.

"These are busy times," said Gregory. "We're all trying to do different things in a different way."

The LCS hotline number is (850) 518-0077.

LCS will also be hosting more informational Facebook lives this week.