Monroe County Board of Education approves virtual learning option

MONROE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – A couple of weeks ago, the Monroe County Board of Education sent out a survey to parents to gauge interest for a virtual learning option.

The virtual learning would pose an alternative to in-person classes for safety reasons. The board was able to have this option approved this week.

“We wanted to make that an option so that we can have a quality education for our students,” said Monroe County Assistant Superintendent Jonathon McPherson. “If the parents, with COVID-19, if there’s concern of them being in school due to compromised situations or family members, we wanted to make sure that we gave them a good option. The virtual option is a quality education as well.”

The virtual learning method will be ready for the fall 2020 semester.