In a Facebook video posted Tuesday, Amanda Reed, assistant superintendent for student achievement, and D.W. Cruse, director of alternative programs, discussed some upcoming plans for the LaRue County Schools district.

Reed said several groups have been working weekly on plans for the next school year, and are “close” in sharing that information.

They announced that a virtual learning option will be available in the fall for students.

While Reed said in-person instruction is the “absolute” best for students and is difficult to replace, the district does understand there are circumstances in which students may not be able to go to school because of health issues.

Cruze said this upcom­ing virtual school will not be like NTI, and will be more focused on long-term learning for students.

He said teachers will be involved with all the students in the virtual school.

“That communication between the student, parent and the teacher will be the key to that program,” Cruze said.

For kindergarten through fifth grade, the district will be using the Edmentum Calvert Education program, and for sixth through 12th grade, it will be using Plato Courseware.

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