November 18, 2019

Ordway on the mark

Renee Ordway’s column (BDN, March 24) was right on target. We live in Bangor and have wondered why such a highly rated school lacks an on-line site where parents and students can find or track assignments, homework, quizzes and tests. Parents have less time to devote to helping their kids with homework, and an on-line program would save a tremendous amount of aggravation, frustration and time.

Sure, maybe not every student or parent would need it, but many would welcome it. The teachers and staff may have headaches setting it up; there always are when developing a digital version of an analog system. In the end, however, students and parents would have the information easily available and communication would be easier. One could e-mail a teacher about a question right from the Web site.

If you have a teenager, you know they are “computer literate.” I think they would love to have this and in talking to other students at schools with such digital connections, it is recognized as a great advance. It’s time for a change. BHS is a great school but it needs to join the many other school systems with these online capabilities. I wholeheartedly recommend the school obtaining the software and tech support to put this in place.

Peter Ver Lee


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