Some W.Va. schools are aiming for ‘hybrid’ starts as students return this fall

By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

July 29, 2020

Some West Virginia county school systems are aiming to start the year with hybrid plans, where students are in classrooms some days and learning from home other days.

Raleigh County students, in the Beckley area, will likely begin the year two days a week in classrooms and three days a week learning from home.

The Raleigh County school board approved the plan Tuesday evening.

“When students are not attending face-to-face, they will be engaged at home in assignments that have been given to them and provided on our learning management system on Schoology or assignments that have been uploaded at school during face-to-face time,” Raleigh Schools Superintendent David Price said in the Register-Herald newspaper.

“The assignments will be supportive of what they did at school those two days.”

MORE: Read the Raleigh County re-entry plan. 

Mercer County, in the Bluefield area, is also considering options that don’t have students in classrooms for a full five days a week.