Strapped District Plans to Add Online Classes

Sacred Heart Greenwich Middle School Parent Blog

An interesting NY Times Article on a public school using online classes due to budgetary issues.  We are in our second year of our successful affiliation with The Online School For Girls,, which allows us to greatly expand our Upper School course offerings.

Cheryl Senter for The New York Times

Superintendent Charles P. Littlefield with an iPad displaying a battered algebra book, as an example of the books being used.

Published: December 7, 2012

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Budget cuts have eliminated about 95 full-time teachers from the school district here over the past year, swelling class sizes and prompting parents to cry foul.  Members of Manchester’s school board after a meeting last week concerning high school classroom overcrowding.

“We had students sitting on the floor with a clipboard,” said Jim O’Connell, the president of the Parent-Teacher Organization at Hillside Middle School. “It’s one degree separated from…

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