Following the closure of school buildings due to COVID-19, schools across New York State were tasked with providing remote learning instruction to thousands of students. With the possibility of school buildings remaining closed in the fall, the Lynbrook Public Schools formed a reopening committee to examine its remote learning program and ways it could be further improved.
Consisting of teachers, parents, students, support staff and administrators, the core committee and its subcommittees reviewed the district’s current model and worked to create a plan that will offer structure for students, increased communication for parents and professional development for staff. Areas of focus for the committee were: acquiring a standardized learning management system, creating a full structured day of learning at both the elementary and secondary levels, improved communication between the schools and the home, providing differentiation virtually, board policy updates, professional development and supervision, among others.
“Our goal is to provide a full, balanced educational program should remote learning continue in the fall,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Melissa Burak.
As part of the proposed plan, all students would begin their day in the morning with daily announcements. This would be followed by live instruction daily. In addition to live instruction, students would be provided with independent assignments and scheduled extra help opportunities.
Full details of the plan will be presented at the Board of Education work session scheduled for Thursday, June 4 at 7 p.m. Residents are encouraged to view the meeting to hear the details of the reopening at https://lynbrookschools.org/boe/virtual_meetings