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Some Belvidere parents are disappointed with remote learning this upcoming school year

BELVIDERE (WREX) — After receiving an email regarding the upcoming school year, some Belvidere families say they are disappointed with the learning plan. District 100 announced it will providing remote learning for the first quarter of the school year on Tuesday. Superintendent Dr. Dan Woestman says the district made the decision after weeks of deliberation.

"As we got closer to the start of the school year, it became more apparent that it was going to be very difficult for us to continue to follow state health regulations with an in-person model," said Woestman.

But even with the decision made, some parents say they are not happy with it.

"It wasn't my first choice.to be brutality honest, I prefer in-person learning," said mom Terri Glass. "At the end of the day, my ultimate goal as a parent is to educate my child. And if given the circumstances, if that means we do it at home, then we will do it at home"

"I was disappointed," said mom Megan Steele." I mean everybody is scrambling for an option or plan that can work in their lives."

The district says it plans to offer virtual live learning and online learning for students during a school day. It also plans to offer one-on-one sessions for students and parents with teachers. The first day of school is September 8.

Lauren Baker

Lauren Baker is the 13 News weekend evening anchor. She started in April of 2019 after moving from Michigan, where she was a morning producer/traffic reporter.

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