The El Dorado USD 490 school district had to cancel the scheduled outdoor viewing parties of the solar eclipse Monday morning after finding out there were issues with some of the specially-made glasses ordered.
The district office confirmed that the shipped solar eclipse glasses were not all the same. Some had the proper certification, and some didn't. Without clarity, the district decided to come up with an alternate plan.
The students now will be able to watch a virtual viewing of the solar eclipse through Apple TVs in the schools. NASA will be broadcasting the eclipse live.
Now there is no risk with any children damaging their eyes.