Reopening Plan Scheduled To Begin On March 15th
Darren Doyle, story and photos:
Superintendent of Edmonson County Schools Brian Alexander has announced the school system's plan that will increase in-person attendance to four days per week, beginning March 15th.
"We are very excited to begin with a plan to expand school attendance in the coming weeks for Edmonson County Schools," Alexander said in his statement. "It is our hope that as we continue to deal with COVID as a county and community, we can work toward "normal" for our schools."
He said that in developing the plan for our expansion of school attendance, the school system has studied the Kentucky Department of Education's COVID-19 Guidance 2.0 (Released February 22, 2021), as well as the reopening plans for surrounding school districts in our region of the state.
Mr. Alexander also told the Edmonson Voice that any virtual student can remain on their virtual schedule and anyone with masks or social distancing questions can call their school(s) and ask to speak to the principal.
The announced plan is published below.
In order to begin the expansion of reopening, our county incident rate* must be below 25, should the county incident rate rise above 25, the next phase of reopening would not occur until such time as this rate lowers to 24.9 or lower.
PHASE 1: March 15 Kyrock & South Edmonson reopen to 4 days a week (Monday - Thursday)
PHASE 2: March 22 EC 5-6 Center and ECMS reopen to 4 days a week (Monday - Thursday)
PHASE 3: March 29 ECHS reopens to 4 days a week (Monday - Thursday)
For the remainder of the school year, as we expand school attendance, important points to remember include the continuation of food delivery on Fridays. We encourage ALL students to take advantage of our food delivery program. Also, it is very important to note that social distancing will be impossible at times from this point on; masking will be expected when social distancing is not possible for students and staff according to guidelines.
Superintendent, Edmonson County Schools
*2/25/21, 12:04PM: This article was edited after receiving additional comments from Superintendent Brian Alexander.