GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) – More students enrolled in the GIPS Virtual School seemingly overnight, and as more families prepare for this new year of e-learning, you might want to add internet to your back-to-school checklist.
There are now 693 elementary students signed up for the Virtual School. That’s 23 more than Tuesday afternoon.
“I think there is a need for it in our community,” said Whitney Flower, who was recently named elementary principal of GIPS Virtual School.
Flowers said online learning will look very different this semester than it did in the spring.
At the elementary level, there will be 29 teachers from across the district dedicated specifically to the Virtual School. Fifteen specialists will support special education students and provide special classes like music and PE. Some specialists