The Lawrence County Board of Education unanimously approved the starting of this Covid-19 altered year on August 26 for students at a special meeting last night.
Superintendent Dr. Robbie Fletcher issued a one sentence press release today announcing the schedule change. The beginning date was previously August 6 and Fletcher stood by that date until state guidelines came out on Monday.
Students will be required to wear masks both on the busses and in the school environment and so will staff members under one of the plans being offered by the board. You can see the schedule for the year as well as a survey that parents are being urgently asked to fill out which is also shown on the links below.
So the date has been set but the manner of conducting school is apparently still up in the air.
Fletcher wrote the following note for parents:
PARENTS AND GUARDIANS:
It is VERY important that you complete the following survey. The information will be vital for opening our schools for 2020-2021.
You must fill out a survey FOR EACH STUDENT in your household:
Here is part of what parents are being asked on the survey:
Based on the provided description, which instructional option do you prefer your child to receive during the 2020-2021 school year? Please select the option that best matches your preference:
* HYBRID TRADITIONAL AND NON-TRADITIONAL OPTION (Students would be divided into two groups. Group A would attend in-person classes during a set period of time, while Group B would participate from home using paper packets and/or online instruction, similar to NTI Days. Then, the two groups would switch. Group B would participate in-person while Group A participated from home. The groups would alternate, back and forth, over a specified time frame. This option CANNOT BE OFFERED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE OTHER TWO OPTIONS.)