Peru Community Schools Superintendent Chuck Brimbury said the whole situation really stressed his teachers out. They’re being evaluated on this exam.
“It’s obvious this is a very difficult situation,” Brimbury said. “No one is pleased with the challenges our students and teachers have faced.”
Brimbury said he tried to reassure his staff by telling them they shouldn’t focus on things they can’t control. He’s trying to be optimistic, he said.
The Peru superintendent is hopeful his students can resume testing today. He will await word from the department of education.
Magers said his students won’t be testing again until at least Thursday.
“I think at our schools, we’re going to take a day off,” he said. “I don’t trust the system is going to be up and running like it should be.”
The testing delays could cause a scheduling problem for his middle school students, though.
They are operating on a tight deadline. They share a computer lab with the high school. Students there will need the computers soon to complete their End of Course Assessments for the state, Magers said.
Shearer said educators and students at Western are trying to make the best of a bad situation.
“Our students, teachers and principals are doing a great job being so flexible when the schedule is changing on a daily basis,” he said. “This has been very difficult for them and everyone is doing the best they can. We still have a lot of students to test.”