Also at the meeting we elected new officers to the board. Ken Traub was elected Chairman, David Oliver was re-elected Vice Chairman, and Torrington Democratic Town Committee member Ellen Hoehne was elected Secretary. I look forward to working under this great leadership. We then recognized many of the teachers, schools, and students in our district for their varied accomplishments.
We also approved at the meeting the Online Learning Policy. I am incredibly excited about this new program as it offers credit recovery through supervised online instruction to high school students who have lost credits. I hope that after the demonstrated success of this program, we will be able to offer more online learning opportunities to more students. Currently, six states require a portion of their high school curriculum to be taught online. Also, more and more colleges and universities are offering online courses, including Yale, UCONN, and MIT to name a few.
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