School District 166

ISD 166 School Board to discuss hybrid learning model for younger students

There is a special meeting of the ISD 166 School Board tomorrow night (Oct. 13).

The school board will discuss bringing back a hybrid learning model for students who are at the kindergarten through third grade levels at ISD 166. School administration and members of the local Incident Command Team from the Cook County Public Health Department continue to follow COVID-19 case numbers and local data regarding the pandemic. Under the hybrid model for K-3 students, there will be school from 7:45 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday, with the distance-learning format continuing on Mondays.

After many hours of discussion prior to the start of the school year, the ISD 166 School Board opted to start the year in a distance-learning format for all students.

The school board meeting on Tuesday starts at 5:30 p.m. and is open to the public via a Zoom feed.

WTIP’s Mark Abrahamson spoke with ISD Superintendent Megan Myers about the upcoming board meeting and a possible pivot to a hybrid learning model for some ISD 166 students. Listen to the audio below to hear their entire conversation which aired live Oct. 12.

** UPDATE **
At the Tuesday, October 13 school board meeting, a unanimous motion was passed to accept the recommendation from the Incident Command Team to implement a hybrid model for students in kindergarten through third grade.

According to School District 166 Superintendent/Principal Megan Myers, to prepare for the “pivot” to the hybrid model, there will be two days with no student contact on October 19-20. Wednesday, October 21 will be an intake day during which teachers will reach out to talk to families about the change. October 22 will be the first day back for an estimated 48 students.

Tune in to the North Shore Morning program tomorrow at 9:20 a.m. as WTIP’s Mark Abrahamson learns more from Superintendent/Principal Myers.