West Chicago Dist. 94 ready to apply for pilot e-learning program

No more snow days?

Starting Jan. 1, that might be a reality for West Chicago High School District 94 students.

The district -- which put Chromebooks in the hands of every student at the beginning of this school year -- has plans to submit an application to be part of the state's new pilot e-learning program. The program will allow three Illinois school districts to teach students through digital devices on days when they can't attend school, due to snow or other emergencies.

E-learning on emergency days is the brainchild of the District 94 Superintendent Douglas Domeracki. After hearing how districts in other states were launching e-learning programs, he proposed the idea to state Rep. Mike Fortner of West Chicago, who then sponsored legislation to create the 3-year pilot program. Read more in the Daily Herald.