LOUISVILLE, Miss. (WTVA)—One superintendent says his school district is overcoming challenges with distance learning.
Technology presents a different set of challenges for virtual students in the Louisville Municipal School District.
Superintendent David Luke said a lot of rural areas lack broadband access and teachers and students are learning a new format fit the virtual classes.
“Virtual has been an extreme challenge. It’s a challenge for everybody," said Luke.
He said about 78% (about 2,000) of students in the district opted for traditional in-person classes this year.
The remaining 22% of students chose to do virtual classes.
Luke said for the week of August 24-28, no cases of the coronavirus in the district were reported to the Mississippi State Department of Health.
“That sort of relates back to the mitigation strategies that we put in place from the social distancing to the good hygiene, to washing your hands, wearing your masks,” Luke said.