BREAKING NEWS Wildland-urban interface recommendations published in Camp Fire Case Study Full Story

Parents and teachers weigh in on online learning struggles during deadline

The deadline has now passed for Chico Unified parents to choose which online education will work for their own children. Teachers are still worried about education with online learning.

Posted: Aug 1, 2020 12:14 AM

CHICO, Calif. - The deadline has now passed for Chico Unified parents to choose which online education will work for their own children. Teachers are still worried about education with online learning. 

"So we decided just let's stick with the school right now, and we'll start online and we'll see what happens come springtime," said Sergio Sanchez, a Chico Unified parent.

Chico Unified gave parents until Friday to choose between keeping students within their own school's curriculum or commit to online classes only.

The school's curriculum will change depending on that state's coronavirus response.

Stage one being fully online, where we currently are now, and stage four being pre-coronavirus instruction.

"While we're at stage one they will be zooming with their students," said Assitant Superintendent Jay Marchant.

But both the Chico Unified District and parents who chose to keep their children with the school's curriculum are hopeful that soon students will return to the classroom.

"So hopefully in the springtime, if everything is safe enough, that is the route we go but if they continue online that's something that we are prepared for as a family," said Sanchez.

"If we go into stage two eventually, that means it puts us into an am or pm model, so if you're at one of your schools you will then go, am or pm with their teacher," said Marchant. "If they're at junior high or high school they will go right into the am or pm model."

However, some teachers worry that online instruction will be difficult for them. One Chico Unified employee who wishes to remain anonymous, that I spoke with tells me they feel left out of the loop.

"I'm pretty sure the way it's gonna work is, kids, get monitored within the system and teachers serve as supervisors?" said the employee. "Again you can hear the conflict in my voice because again I don't know."

But another issue teacher's see is keeping the attention of the students through a screen

"Because at the end of the day the biggest difference is when you're a teacher you have control over your environment," said the employee. "When you're doing online you have no control over the environment."

Parents that did not choose an option by today's deadline, their students will stay with their school curriculum.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3563578

Reported Deaths: 51953
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles119089421328
Riverside2894503767
San Bernardino2862912816
Orange2610223904
San Diego2596413271
Santa Clara1104221777
Kern102627826
Fresno952021443
Sacramento931801472
Alameda804961241
Ventura77534844
San Joaquin665691101
Contra Costa62164674
Stanislaus56024946
Tulare47784758
Monterey42138328
San Mateo38922515
San Francisco34213410
Santa Barbara31763409
Solano30024164
Merced28915397
Sonoma28063298
Imperial26888591
Kings21951218
Placer19763232
San Luis Obispo19612227
Madera15436209
Santa Cruz14588183
Marin13136197
Yolo12816185
Shasta10972174
Butte10941160
El Dorado9095100
Napa901469
Sutter884597
San Benito575959
Yuba573336
Lassen560119
Tehama508152
Nevada395274
Tuolumne394659
Mendocino379643
Amador345741
Humboldt318033
Lake315341
Glenn222023
Colusa212813
Calaveras190547
Siskiyou174014
Inyo128737
Mono12114
Del Norte9875
Plumas6536
Modoc4524
Mariposa3957
Trinity3675
Sierra990
Alpine810
Unassigned00
Chico
Partly Cloudy
32° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 32°
Oroville
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 36°
Chico
Clear
32° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 32°
Red Bluff
Clear
42° wxIcon
Hi: 45° Lo: 16°
Feels Like: 37°
Red Bluff
Clear
42° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 37°
Chico
Clear
32° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 32°
Windy & sunny conditions continue Sunday with more sunshine next week. Next weekend there will be a chance for some showers.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events