Malibu Distance-Learning Start Date Likely To Be Pushed back To Monday Aug 24
Written by 991KBU on August 5, 2020
KBUU NEWSWIRE 4:52 PM WED AUG 5
Teachers will need an additional two days to train on new equipment, software and curriculum, and the start of distance learning will likely be delayed, the school superintendent warned today.
Dr. Ben Drati said the teachers union contract requires enough time for teachers to learn new curriculum an methods, and that means an “appropriate number of days” will be needed “to fully train and empower our teachers with the necessary skills and tools to successfully teach remotely this fall.”
Teachers already had three days earmarked for such work before the scheduled start of distance learning classes on Aug. 20. The district is considering adding two days to that, pushing the start of distance classes to Monday Aug. 24.
Drati said the district would add two days to the end of the school year in June.
The superintendent also said many teachers have been engaged in trainings on the various digital platforms this summer, on their own time, and have participated in work groups preparing for the fall.
“We understand that families are anxious for more information regarding distance learning, expectations, potential child care, schedules and more,:” he wrote in a letter today.
“We are finalizing all details and will have more information for you soon.”
Drati’s recommendations will have to be approved by the school board.Malibu Distance-Learning Start Date Likely To Be Pushed back To Monday Aug 24