ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) announced they will be moving to asynchronous learning on days when school is canceled due to weather.
This means students will be expected to complete lessons online if schools are closed. The school district says students who don’t have access to computers at home will be given extra time to complete the assignments when classes resume.
“Teachers were not thrilled. They gave me input when the calendar was being built that they were worried about kids that didn’t have access to internet or didn’t have devices at home,” said Ellen Bernstein, Albuquerque teacher federation president.
What those lessons will look like are still unsure.
“Nobody knows, because this is new and so one of the things we have done is put out a link for teachers to give us ideas about what they are going to do for different kids at different ages,” said Bernstein.
APS says staff is expected to report to work when the roads become safe. The new protocol should not affect two-hour delays.
We reached out to APS regarding the change but they weren’t able to provide comment today.