LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. — Loudoun County school board moved to start the 2020-2021 school year with 100% virtual learning, school board officials tell WUSA9.
Loudoun County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Eric Williams presented the 100% virtual model to members of the school board during a meeting on Tuesday night.
The board voted 7-2 to start the fall semester virtually "with very limited or no exceptions," and ease into a planned hybrid model in stages.
Loudoun County school leaders implemented distance learning in hopes that it will keep their school community safe as they monitor COVID-19 data that would allow them to move to in-person or a hybrid scenario.
Several school districts in D.C., Maryland and Virginia have decided to move all-virtual, including Fairfax County Public Schools who also decided Tuesday to move to a distance learning model for the start of the academic year.
Here's a list of school districts in Virginia that plan to move all-virtual for the 2020-2021 school year:
- Manassas City Public Schools
- Fairfax County Public Schools
- Arlington County Public Schools
- Prince William County Public Schools
Alexandria County Public Schools have asked families to weigh on their decision for the upcoming school year. Frederick County Schools will have a hybrid in-person and virtual model for students in the fall.