Kanawha County Schools will follow blended model beginning Jan. 19

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Kanawha County Schools will be using a blended learning beginning Jan. 19 in light of a Wednesday vote by the state Board of Education preventing remote learning for all students.

Board members unanimously approved a plan requiring school systems to have a hybrid schedule consisting of in-person and virtual lessons.

The Kanawha County Board of Education had approved a plan to extend remote learning for all grade levels until Feb. 8.

The blended learning model will go from Jan. 19 to Feb. 8 for all students who selected in-person learning. Second semester eLearning and virtual students will stay remote as planned.

Students with last names beginning with letters “A” through “L” will be in the classroom on Jan. 19 and Jan. 20, while all remaining students will have face-to-face instruction Jan. 21 and Jan. 22.

Jan. 18 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and students and staff will not have lessons that day.