CEDAR FALLS – A virtual learning option that was made available to students at Cedar Falls community schools in the fall is now accepting enrollment from anywhere in the state.
The district was recently approved by the Iowa Department of Education as a statewide e-learning provider. The CF Schools Virtual Campus will close its open registration period on Monday for students outside the district. Families from Cedar Falls schools are also invited to indicate their interest in the program before this date.
“We see what I would say with enthusiasm, it’s a little bit of interest,” Superintendent Andy Pattee told the Board of Education this week. “It not only indicates the quality we have, but also that people see Cedar Falls as a place where education is important.
“We started this work about three years ago,” he added, after a bill passed in the Legislature that removed the cap on students enrolled online across the board. State. “The pandemic has accelerated our process. “
In other matters, the Board of Directors has approved a $ 222,175 contract with Barry Smith Grading & Excavation of Waverly for parking and driveway improvements at the Education Support Center, 3809 Cedar Heights Drive. This was the lowest of eight bids for the project, which was lower than the engineer’s estimate of $ 274,898 for the base bid and the alternative bid. The alternative offer is to add 11 parking spaces to the west of the driveway on the west side.
The facility is home to the Transition Alliance program, a K-12 special education program, the alternative program and the intervention center. The programs will likely leave the building at some point after a new high school opens in the fall of 2024. However, Pattee said the investment was worth it for the district as the cracked pavement needs to be replaced in the near future. due to security concerns.
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