Most candidates running for Washington County Board of Education seats agree that online distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic will help students meet an uncertain future.
In the spring, students met the challenges of going from in-person to virtual learning, the candidates said during a Thursday forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Washington County.
The candidates said students continue to meet those challenges.
“We’re experiencing it now because we’ve had to make a major shift due to COVID,” incumbent board member Pieter Bickford said. “It wasn’t perfect in the spring, but we’ve certainly made some major improvements in the fall. I think we’re going to see some benefits once schools get back to normal. The things we’re doing today will never change.”
The seven candidates running in the Nov. 3 election for four open seats on the school board shared their views on several subjects during the