A school district in South Carolina is doing away with snow days and replacing them with online “eLearning” classes.
Anderson School District 5 was selected to become part of an eLearning pilot program, which allows students to access assignments via Google Classroom with Chromebook devices.
According to WPIX, internet connectivity is not required for the assignments, which will be downloaded ahead of time so student without Wi-Fi can still access them.
“At the end of the day, it makes common sense and financial sense to implement this program,” Superintendent Tom Wilson said in a news release. “No longer will we need to run buses mid-June for a makeup day that only a quarter of our students attend.”