Penn Harris Madison Board makes adjustments to elementary teaching model

NOW: Penn Harris Madison Board makes adjustments to elementary teaching model

MISHAWAKA, Ind.--- The Board of Trustees at Penn Harris Madison Schools unanimously voted Wednesday to change its teaching model for elementary school teachers in the district. Teachers will now only teach virtual or in-person classes but not both.

Teachers had been teaching both in-person and virtual students since students returned to physical classes on September 14th.

"What we found from them was it’s just not a sustainable model while they were trying to serve two different populations, one in person and one that would be virtual," said PHM Superintendent Dr. Jerry Thacker. 

Some students will have to change classrooms as a result of this change. 

"It’s a matter of maybe not being in the same person’s classroom but they will see familiar faces, they’re in the same building, and they’re guaranteed to have a teacher that’s just as loving," said Lisa Langfeldt, President of PHM's teacher association. 

Parents of children who will be changing classes will be notified via phone call starting next week. 

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