In western Kentucky, schools were closed Monday, but in Webster County it was a day of learning.
The online road was clear for Webster County High Sophomore Kari Wood, even when the real roads weren’t.
“This is, actually, my English test,” she says referring to what she was working on Monday afternoon.
Webster County Schools had their first “Link 2 Learn” day. Students did assignments through an online program in it’s first year. Up to five “Link 2 Learn” days can be used on snow days.
“I had done my Chemistry homework. I’m working on my English right now,” says Wood.
“My students have a link on our website that shows them their assignments to do. It also has websites they can access,” adds Sebree Elementary Teacher Lori Gonzalez.
Webster Co. School Superintendent Dr. Rachel Yarbrough says they started the program this year to lower the number of missed school days. Last year, winter weather closed Webster County Schools for eight days.
“This way, they can still receive instruction on these days so that they are better prepared when the test comes in May,” says Gonzalez. She says some students started their work Sunday.
“It’s a good thing to do whenever you’re out of school and you’re still at school, doing work,” says Wood. “That’s O.K.”
School officials say they give paper copies of assignments in case the student doesn’t have internet access.