Yunlin County Reverses Decision on Distance Learning 家長反彈.政策急轉 雲林下週改線上教學

Yunlin Magistrate Chang Li-shan said on Facebook that the county would not switch to distance learning completely like many other parts of the country. The post was later deleted, causing even further confusion among parents.


Some parents in Yunlin County heard that from May 23 to 29, in-person classes will be completely suspended and be replaced by online teaching. Parents can finally breathe a sigh of relief. On the evening of the 19th, Yunlin County Magistrate Chang Li-shan posted on Facebook, saying she will not follow other parts of the country by initiating online teaching for the county, which caused a backlash from parents. She urgently withdrew this decision in the early morning hours of the 20th and announced the county will switch to online teaching.

Parent in Yunlin County: “I would like classes to be suspended. Because of rising COVID cases? Yes, it's too serious.”

Chang Li-shan, Yunlin County Magistrate: “There are still many parents who say they don't have a way to take care of their children. So yesterday (May 19) we thought classes should be both in-person and online to allow parents to make their choice. But I see that many parents still prefer online classes because it's safer.”

The county government stated that although physical classes are suspended, senior high schools and below are still operating normally. If parents cannot watch over their children, they can send them to school where they will be cared for and provided with lunch. However, the eight national public high schools and vocational schools in Yunlin County can decide for themselves whether to switch to online teaching or not.

Chiang Yueh-chi, Principal, National Beigang Senior High School: “Because the Education Administration's original idea was that we were going to. But as of about 5 minutes ago, they notified all principals in the country that they can cooperate with relevant local government's epidemic prevention measures.”

This mix-up didn't just happen at Yunlin County. Some students and parents were dissatisfied because the Education Administration didn't approve to let National Yilan Senior High School switch to online teaching.

Liang Wen-yu, Dean of Affairs, National Yilan Senior High School: “The Education Administration did not agree on the 19th. We cannot rashly implement the switch without their approval. So I told our students we have to wait for the Education Administration's reply. The approval from them only came at midnight last night.”

Yilan Senior High School said it originally wanted to follow the local government's measures on the 19th to switch to online teaching next week. However, this was rejected by the Education Administration. It was not until late at night that the high school received approval for the switch. The high school also urgently issued an announcement in the morning, asking parents to make preparations if needed. 
 

 

 

一早載著孩子上課,雲林有家長聽到從5月23日到29日將全面暫停實體課程,改採線上教學終於能放心。因為原本昨日晚上,雲林縣長張麗善在臉書貼文表示不跟進,引起家長反彈;今日零時緊急撤文宣布跟進改採線上教學。

雲林家長說:「我本身是想要停課,(疫情)太嚴重了。」

張麗善表示:「還是有很多家長說,我們的孩子沒有辦法照顧,所以昨天我們本來認為應該是實體跟線上,讓我們所有家長因應,但是我看到很多家長還是希望能夠線上教學比較安心。」

雲林縣府表示,縣內高中以下學校及幼兒園,雖然暫停實體課程,但學校仍然維持正常運作。若家長無法照顧孩子,可將孩子送到學校照顧及供應午餐,但至於雲林縣內有8間國立高中職,則由各校決定是否跟進改採線上教學。

國立北港高中校長江耀淇表示:「因為長官(國教署)這邊,原本的想法是我們要核備,不過我現在看到大概5分鐘前,我們署裡已通告所有校長,可以配合地方政府相關防疫措施辦理。」

不只雲林縣的國立高中職有這樣的狀況,國立宜蘭高中昨日第一時間因國教署未同意改線上課,也有部分學生和家長感到不滿。

國立宜蘭高中學務主任梁文柚表示:「國教署沒有同意情況下,我們不能貿然實施,所以跟孩子說還要等國教署的回覆,到了昨日晚上應該是12時,科長有回覆,署長已經同意了。」

宜蘭高中表示,原本昨日想跟進地方政府下週改採線上教學,但被國教署駁回,一直到深夜才接獲通知署長已核准,校方今日上午也緊急再發公告,先讓家長提早來因應。

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