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Procedures for approval of a plan to conduct school remotely on days when school has been closed due to inclement weather or other emergency:

a. The plan must be submitted in advance by the public school district or non-public school. The plan must be approved by the Commissioner prior to implementation.

b. Days used to “pilot” the program may not be counted as school days unless approved by the Commissioner.

c. These procedures are intended for days when school is closed unexpectedly. They are not for implementation on days when school was scheduled to be closed.

d. The plan may not be used to make-up lost days on days when school was scheduled to be closed.

e. Teachers must be available and must participate on the days when the plan is implemented. Teacher participation may not be limited to simply grading student work after the fact.

f. The Department expects an interactive internet based process with supplementary paper materials used only by those students who do not have internet access. This should not be seen by students or staff as just more homework.

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