Summers County School Board approves and submits virtual school policy

SUMMERS COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – The Summers County School Board has approved and submitted its virtual school policy to the state.

The submission allows the state to understand where the county is at with its virtual school program. The policy works to promote more internet access for students outside of school grounds.

”Not everybody has Wi-Fi, or the bandwidth isn’t as wide,” Superintendent David Warvel stated. “We have about 12% of students do not have adequate or completely none at all to about 20 to 30% that have inadequate internet. What we’re trying to do is see can we go out and use those satellites to promote more internet accessibility so now it’s not inadequate and it levels the playing field.”

The policy would provide the internet free of charge to students and give them a laptop to use for school as well.