In a classroom, or at home, Metcalfe schools say parents get to decide

Jennifer Moonsong

Central Division

General Manager

Jobe Publishing, Inc.

 

Defying the recommendation of Gov. Beshear, the Metcalfe County School System has decided to stay the course, and go with their original plan of offering both in-person and virtual learning options to students.

School will start Monday, August 31st.

“Our plan all along has been to offer both an in-person option and an at home option.  People community wide including central office, building administrators, teachers, community members, and parents have worked hard and participated actively and with great due diligence to give us the plan we adopted,” said superintendent Josh Hurt.

“The plan has three key components thematically: Safety for all, best possible experiences for students and staff, and learning.  We feel our plan hits the mark on all three.”

The decision was finalized unanimously by the board and Hurt last Thursday evening at the school board meeting.

At the meeting Hurt informed the board that more than 1,200 parents/guardians had informed the district of their learning model preference, which is approximately 87% of enrolled students.

At this time, we have accounted for over 1,280 of our nearly 1,500 students and parents have made their voices heard.  About 47% currently plan to attend “at home” and 53% “in person.”

“These numbers represent not just diversity of opinion but diversity of need.  In other words for maybe the first time our parents got to tell us what they believe their child needed most. Our intent in sticking with the plan is to respect those choices,” Hurt said.

For parents who have not yet contacted the school system, time is of the essence. The school system asks that you please contact your child’s school and make arrangements for either in-person OR virtual learning.

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