WCSD’s Just Canceled Digital Days Weren’t Just Unpopular, They Were Illegal

The Nevada Attorney General’s office plans to work with the Washoe County School District to find a way to bring the district’s Digital Learning Days under state law. The just canceled program, the district says was dropped over parent complaints, actually was ended after a January 4th memo from the outgoing Nevada Superintendent of Instruction that the district could not use its Digital Days plan to meet daily attendance requirements under state law. To allow students to get credit for staying home, state law will have to be changed. School cancellation days cannot be counted as if school was in session.