State Allows Schools To Figure Out How To Meet Minimum Instruction Time
Mar 15, 2021, 5:14 PM | Updated: Mar 16, 2021, 12:01 am
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah State Board of Education voted Monday to give schools leeway on how they plan to meet the minimum required hours of instruction time.
The decision gave schools more flexibility as they continue to grapple with education challenges that came with the pandemic, even with dropping case counts.
The state required 990 hours and 180 days of classroom instruction time before COVID-19.
Now that schools have figured out in-person, online and hybrid schedules, state education officials decided schools must offer 180 days of “instructional services,” and not necessarily time inside a classroom.
The bottom line is it offers more flexibility which is something families and schools have needed during the pandemic.