Brenda Pracheil is relieved to see her eighth grade daughter texting her best friend about class schedules.
Pracheil’s daughter rejoined Bearden Middle School in-person on Tuesday for the first time since last March. But it was a long road to get there.
Pracheil and her ex-husband chose to have their daughter learn virtually because of concerns around a family member getting severely ill from COVID-19. But they fought to get their daughter back in-person after she experienced an uptick in asynchronous classes this semester.
The district’s virtual program includes synchronous work (live instruction) and asynchronous work (independent assignments during a class period).
During the fall semester, Pracheil’s daughter had at least…