by Sonya Barrett
Jul 10, 2012
Educators are expecting a growth spurt in online education now that rules require every school district to offer online courses.
The Oklahoma Education Board passed rules in 2010 that require school districts to provide online courses. Soon, schools will have to offer supplemental online courses for subjects that may not be offered in regular curriculum.
For Moore Public Schools, online education is nothing new. It’s just going to have to expand.
“What we have in place now is a credit recovery for students who have failed certain courses,” said Earl Capps, managing director of MPS. “The new rule is a supplemental law for first time course takers.”
The school board is taking steps to comply with the law. “We’re just waiting to present to the board,” Capps said.
A plan to extend the online program will be presented at the next board meeting on July 16. The board has 30 days to consider, and then they’ll vote in August.