The West Orange-Cove Consolidated Independent School District amended its virtual learning policy, and the changes may force dozens of students to return to campus.
It’s a move that isn’t sitting well with some parents as they weigh the dangers of face to face learning during a pandemic.
The policy has sparked outrage among some students and parents of WOCCISD, and many feel like they’re having to choose between health and an education.
Virtual learning has become a way of life during the pandemic. The prospect of it not being available concerns parent Ryan Melancon.
“This decision doesn’t just affect money, it doesn’t just affect kids’ education, it affects the lives of parents and the grandparents these students will come and contact with,” Melancon said.