At last night’s Special Called Board of Education Meeting, the Boyle County Schools Board of Education voted to begin the Hybrid (In-Person and Virtual) Plan on Wednesday, September 30. There will be no school for students on Monday, September 28 (Staff Development Day) or Tuesday, September 29 (X-Day). Under the Hybrid Plan, K-12 students will either continue to learn virtually or return to in-person school. Preschool students will operate on an A/B schedule.
Safety of students and staff is always the District’s top priority. Administrators continue to be in contact with the Boyle County Health Department, the Kentucky Department of Education, the Kentucky Department for Public Health, the Governor’s Office, KHSAA and others. The District has created an internal COVID-19 Positive Response Team that will work to address positive cases within the District, but the Boyle County Health Department will decide who gets quarantined and for how long.
The return to in-person school will look different than it has in years past, but the District is ready for it. Parents attested to screening their child(ren) before delivering them to the bus stop or the school building, and students and staff will be screened by onsite personnel before entering the buildings.
Social distancing and mask wearing will be utilized at all times, with few exceptions (when students and staff are eating and drinking, actively involved in outdoor recess or have medical waivers, or for preschoolers in the classroom). Additional hand washing, disinfecting of desks and school buildings, and other forms of cleaning will be employed to help reduce the spread of germs.
The District has been using the information parents provided on the July online form for planning purposes and will continue to do so. All families will be receiving a call from their school within the coming days as a reminder of which option they selected in July. Much planning has gone into the reopening of the schools, and the District must be able to continue moving forward with those plans.
As always, the District is committed to providing support for its students and families.