FAIRFAX, Va. - The head of Information Technology for Fairfax County Public Schools has abruptly stepped down amid problems with the school district's distance learning programs.
FOX 5 has confirmed that Maribeth Luftglass resigned effective immediately on Wednesday.
Last week, Fairfax County announced it would stop using Blackboard Learn 24-7 as a tool for virtual classes. The school system had been using Blackboard Learn 24-7 for face-to-face virtual instruction since in-person classes were canceled due to the coronavirus crisis.
Maribeth Luftglass (Fairfax County Public Schools)
"We recognize that our students and teachers need a reliable system for virtual learning; therefore, we are going to move away from Blackboard Learn 24-7 as a tool for face to face instruction," read an online statement posted April 20 from Superintendent of Schools, Scott Brabrand. "Teachers and students will continue to use Blackboard Learn 24-7 to access instructional resources and supports."