OPS gearing up for this month's debut of Nebraska's first K-8 virtual school
Nebraska’s first K-8 virtual school recently got the blessing of the Omaha school board, while Omaha Public Schools Superintendent Mark Evans gave assurances that the online program would avoid the pitfalls that have dogged virtual schools in other states.
With the board’s unanimous approval last month, the OPS-run Omaha Virtual School will open this month. In its first year the program will be open only to home-schooled students in grades K-8, providing them a mix of face-to-face instruction and online lessons.
OPS plans to hire four teachers and a student learning advocate, similar to a school counselor, to start.