With the Delta variant becoming more and more prevalent in our tri-state, we’re starting to see more parents begin to reconsider virtual learning.
Kentucky reporting more than 1800 new cases and a positivity rate just south of ten percent on Tuesday, and in Indiana, we saw 1600 new cases reported.
The growing COVID numbers have some parents re-visiting the idea of putting their children in virtual learning.
“Those numbers exploded last year," said Jason Wobkenberg, chief communications officer of EVSC. "This year, they’ve come back down. Now, they’re at about 600 in terms of enrollment, which is more than we’ve had over the past decade, but much less than we were last year. I think we’ve had a small number of families express interest since yesterday.”
Daviess County reports a much less significant number of students opting in for virtual learning. Less than 35 students have chosen to go the virtual route so far this year.
The EVSC says they’ll give parents until a few weeks after school starts to decide if they want to keep their kids in in-person learning or move them to virtual.