Fayette County School Board discusses reopening

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – The Fayette County School Board held a meeting tonight to discuss the plans of reopening with members of the board and parents.

School board members discussed the plan of a staggered start where only specific grades would attend school in person while the other grades did virtual learning. Superintendent Gary Hough wants to better the virtual learning experience to give students a quality education equivalent to in-person instruction.

“We want a quality virtual school, and that’s what we are working on right now.” Superintendent Gary Hough said. “We are delivering good quality instruction if you saw are three goals tonight. One is the safety of our students and staff, two a quality instruction for our children. Not just something to do at home, but actual direct instruction so that they’re kept up to speed so parents can feel more comfortable about children reentering. They will be on target for where they will need to be. It will be monitored by teachers here; the work will be monitored; there will be some live teaching by teachers. A multitude of different mechanisms will be used.” Said Hough.

More information about the school board’s reopening plan will be available within the next week on the school board’s website.