From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — JefCoEd has posted information for students and parents regarding the upcoming school year.
On Thursday morning, Superintendent Dr. Walter Gonsoulin announced that the school system will have three instructional scenarios for students this year. The options include traditional, remote and virtual learning.
The traditional option provides face-to-face learning for students, as they have always had. The remote option will be for one school year of off-campus learning via Learning Management System. Those courses will be taught by JefCoEd teachers.
The virtual option is, according to the website, “a long-term pathway of online learning.” It consists of 100% online instruction from Edmentum (outside vendor) teachers. Virtual learning “does not correlate to traditional school environment.”
Dr. Gonsoulin also said a blended option will be available if the state feels that the number of days students are on campus should be reduced. JefCoEd teachers, under the blended method, would provide in-person learning two days a week and remote learning three days a week.
The school system will spend the rest of the month answering questions and educating the community on the options before sending out a survey in August.