The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

'Business as usual' for making up snow days

Virtual learning not considered best option for students


October 29, 2020


Virtual learning was used as H-M-S's primary teaching source this spring when schools closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Community School District plans to take a "business as usual" approach toward making up classroom time lost due to inclement weather.

The possibility of using virtual instruction to minimize lost "snow days" was discussed at the Oct. 19 school board meeting. Superintendent Patrick Carlin said H-M-S could make up lost time on the dates already scheduled, or online learning could be utilized as an alternative, especially later in the year.

Carlin said there would be issues with coordinating how and when online learning would occur, but it could be done.

"We need to...

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