This from the Harlan Daily Enterprise:
Program allows students to catch up
Several different topics were up for discussion on Thursday as the Harlan Independent Board of Education held its monthly meeting.Among the items discussed was the eschool program, which was brought to the district in August of 2007.The overall feeling about eschool was a positive one shared by the board members. However, there were a few different areas of concern raised regarding the program. Board member Parker Boggs said the program is very beneficial, but he has some concerns.“I just want to make sure the material of this program meets the standards that we have at this school. I just want to make sure that our faculty is comfortable with the content of the curriculum this program offers,” Boggs said.
Eschool is an elective program designed with online courses that allow students who are behind to make up what they are lacking in order to graduate. Since the program was implemented, four students have graduated who would have been unable to if it were not for the program.
Boggs said in that regard the program has been a great success.“This is a great thing for students because it allows them to catch up on material that they are behind on. I just don’t think it should replace our regular courses,” he said. “It is great as an elective though. As long as it is something that is offered as an elective it’s great.” ...