Parents of some students in Roane County are concerned about sending their children back to schools in August because of the COVID-19 situation. Now they will have a second option as the school system will have a virtual school. K-8th grade courses would be offered online by way of Tech Prep with certified teachers. Roane County teachers will be used for high school students online platform called Canvas, a program is already used by colleges and universities. The number of students that can take the virtual classes the first year will be limited as it will be subject to state standards.