The Russell County Board of Education is moving forward with implementation of Senate Bill 128, which provides students with a supplemental year to make up for learning loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The board approved the SB 128 applications last month, and Ford said since then, multiple students who initially planned to participate in SB 128 have decided against it now after conversations with school personnel and family.
A number of students currently planning to utilize the program wasn’t available at Monday’s board meeting, and Ford said the number is regularly changing as students and parents weigh their options and decide what they believe is best for them.
The board approved the SB 128 implementation plan on Monday, which covers basic guidelines and practices for implementation of SB 128 in the school district.
“Parents and guardians, along with the students, will have to sign a form and we’re going to be contacting parents and guardians soon about the forms,” Ford said.