Due to recent events, Boyle County Schools updated the Communicable Illness Intervention Plan to more closely follow its July 2021 version.
Superintendent Mike LaFavers presented to the Boyle County Schools Board of Education the July 2021 version of the Communicable Illness Intervention Plan during the July board meeting. Subsequently, the document had been updated to reflect the Governor's Executive Order 2021-585 on Aug. 10, 2021 and the Kentucky Board of Education's 702 KAR 1:195E on Aug. 11, 2021.
Last night, the Kentucky General Assembly passed SB 1—legislation that reverses KBE's 702 KAR 1:195. Governor Beshear issued line item vetoes to parts of SB 1, but the vetoes were overridden by both the House and Senate. In light of SB 1 being prepared to become law, Boyle County Schools removed references to the Executive Order and the KBE emergency regulation in the Communicable Illness Intervention Plan.
The school district plans to follow the current version of the plan immediately.
Currently, all five district schools are "yellow light" status, as defined by the Communicable Illness Intervention Plan, due to the Boyle County Health Department's recommendation, the county's incidence rate and district/school active COVID-19 case/quarantine counts. Under "yellow light" status, masking is identified as a mitigation strategy the district can utilize. At this time, masks continue to be required for all staff, students and visitors inside the school buildings.
Boyle County Schools administrators will continue to monitor the situation, and any status change will be communicated to district stakeholders if/when one is appropriate.