Start date pushed back again for Port Huron students

Plans are set for the start of classes in the Port Huron Area School District – but executing those plans will take some extra time. The board of education and the district’s administrative team have moved the start of the school year back again – opting now to start on September 8th, the day after Labor Day. This is the second start date change in the district, with classes first set to begin August 24th and then August 31st. Plans still call for a hybrid model, with students in school every other day, with an option for students to take all their classes online if they choose. Online classes will be taught using a software package called Edgenuity, which the district purchased at a cost of over $600,000. Superintendent Jamie Cain says that while Port Huron teachers will teach online in elementary grades, middle and high school online students will be taught by Edgenuity instructors, mentored by local teachers. Students doing the 100% online option in the Port Huron schools will be able to opt out but only within the first two weeks of the school year.

August 25 Jamie Cain