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GREENUP COUNTY, Ky. (FOX 56/WKYT) – Some Kentucky schools are pulling students out of virtual learning, because of bad grades.

Greenup county schools placed grade requirements on students at the start of the semester.

Nine weeks later, about half a dozen elementary students had to be sent back to in-person learning.

Leaders say this is actually an improvement from the previous year.

“We probably had in the whole school less than 10 students that had the first nine weeks, which as opposed to last year where it was 72% of them were failing,” said Amanda Powell, Greenup County Schools.

A school district in West Virginia reportedly sent nearly 300 students back to physical classrooms due to failing grades.