Leaders pull the plug on state’s virtual school

HAMILTON - Marion County School officials will  “bite the bullet” and fork out additional funds to replace  problematic state-furnished virtual school software.
During a special-called meeting on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 23, the Marion County Board of Education voted unanimously to contract with a Minnesota-based online school software company, Edmentum. The program will cost an estimated $234,000, which will be adjusted depending on enrollment changes.
Marion County Superintendent of Education Ann West said the program is easier to use across the board and its instructional videos are of higher quality.
“We all feel strongly that this is a very good move,” West said.


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