HUNTSVILLE ISD HAD SPECIAL-CALLED BOARD MEETING THURSDAY ON THE ASYNCHRONOUS MODEL OF INSTRUCTION

The Huntsville ISD Board of Trustees met at noon Thursday for a Special-Called meeting.

Assistant superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, Marcus Forney, addressed the Board regarding the approval of the HISD Asynchronous Model of Instruction.

Asynchronous instruction does not require all participants to be virtually present at the same time such as self-paced online courses with intermittent teacher instruction. Synchronous instruction requires all participants to be present at the same time, virtually.

Mr. Forney told the Board the plan was a requirement of the Texas Education Agency. He said, “This plan came about as a result of COVID-19, that’s why the commission was given authority, in order to have all LEA’s (Local Education Agencies), or all school districts, be required to do an asynchronous plan in order to receive ADA funding, or average daily attendance funding . . . .”

Some of the issues discussed by Board members and Mr. Forney included the possibility of unfair amount of time on testing and attendance accountability.

Trustees approved the instruction plan.

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