Powell High School Principal Chad Smith has knocked on at least 20 doors since the school year began, searching for kids missing virtual classes at his school.
Nearly 30 percent of his students chose virtual learning this fall, and that includes the school’s most at-risk teens. Figuring out what’s getting in the way of their participation and helping them has to be the top priority, he said.
“It is a lurking, time-bomb problem,” he said. “I’m concerned [about] another lost year.”