During the Sept. 28, Liberty County Board of Education Work Session meeting, the Board learned about Bradwell Institute junior, Leah Taylor, who has been selected to represent her family, community, and school as she journeys to South Korea with the Youth for Understanding Intercultural Exchange Program.
Taylor will spend Spring semester living and attending school in Korea while learning about Korea’s ancient heritage and traditions.
If you would like to help Leah in meeting her monetary needs for the trip, please click the link below. https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-leah-studyabroad-in-korea.
The Board approved to lease office equipment as the current lease on the equipment was set to expire this month. Digital Office Equipment won the bid at a cost of $177,551.00 which will be paid from the operations fund. The Board approved out of state travel for one LCSS educator to visit the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium District at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin on October 7-9, 2021. The purpose of this trip is to develop, fly and experiment aboard a Zero G aircraft. The $13,000 fee will be covered by the Texas Space Grant Consortium.
LCSS Chief Academic Officer Susan Avant gave a virtual learning update noting that there are 396 students enrolled in virtual learning which started on Sept. 20. Avant said they implemented new requirements for attendance to include attending live instruction, with the cameras on, actively participating in activities and students must log into Canvas daily. K-8 students are receiving direct instruction with designated virtual teachers. Ninth-12th graders are being served via Odysseyware, Georgia Virtual School and hybrid learning.
New this year is a system that allows educators to track if a student is falling behind meaning they would be required to return to in-person classes. A student enters probation if they have more than five unexcused absences, have completed less than 50 percent of their coursework at midterm, hold an average below 70 percent in more than none course and lack participation in district or state assessments.
Virtual students are provided with 5 breakfast meals and five lunch meals every Monday. Pickup times are from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m.
LCSS Superintendent, Dr. Franklin Perry said COVID numbers keep trending downward.