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INCREASED ENROLLMENT IN SCHOOL DISTRICT VIRTUAL PROGRAMS 5

As education has moved toward virtual learning , the shift also came with increased costs for school districts

With demand and need for virtual instruction programs soaring during the pandemic , almost every school district was forced to expend additional resources and funding in order to expand the district ’ s virtual learning options .
School districts spending resources to expand virtual learning options

INCREASED ENROLLMENT IN SCHOOL DISTRICT VIRTUAL PROGRAMS 5

For the school districts that reported their virtual program enrollments prior to and during the pandemic , the average increase in their virtual program was 592 %

97.8 %
“ We anticipate more students wanting to stay virtual in the years to come , which will strain us financially and from a human resource perspective . We are finding it difficult to do both in-person and virtual effectively without paying more people .”
- Survey respondent
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