Executive Education Academy Charter School Will Be Virtual This Fall

Written by on July 31, 2020

Executive Education Academy Charter School Will Be Virtual This Fall

By Chloe Nouvelle

July 31, 2020

Photo | Chloe Nouvelle / WLVR

One of the Lehigh Valley’s largest charter schools will be 100 percent virtual this fall. It’s adding 1350 of its K-12 students to the Commonwealth’s growing number of cyber learners.

In a virtual assembly held on Facebook Live, Executive Education Academy Charter School CEO Robert Lysek told parents their children won’t be returning to Executive’s Allentown-based classrooms until at least November. 

 “There’s too many unknowns. we can’t take a chance and risk the unknown,” said Lysek.

This charter CEO says one of the unknowns is what schools are supposed to do is an administrator, teacher, or student tests positive for COVID-19.

“I don’t even know what that looks like if there is a case in the building. Is it a– is it a full shutdown? Is it just a 14 day quarantine?” said Lysek.

The decision to go completely remote came after the Allentown School District announced its 17,000 students would not return to physical classes.

Lysek says CARES ACT funding helped the school purchase laptops for all of their students. But getting Internet access for some will be a challenge. 

He says he hopes private internet providers will be able to help supply web access to in-need students at little or no cost to families.

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