Students Begin School Year on Wednesday, August 11th
Darren Doyle, story and photo:
Superintendent of Edmonson County Schools Brian Alexander has announced additional COVID prevention measures taken by the school district for the upcoming school year.
There are currently no mask mandates except for those riding on school buses, which is state mandated.
At this time the only masking mandate that we are following is the mandate for students to be masked to board the bus to and from their home in the mornings and evenings," Supt. Alexander said. "Buses will be ventilated to the highest degree possible, with roof hatches open and windows down at the beginning of school, weather permitting. Once again this year, we will choose not to utilize switch-buses as to not run the risk of additional exposure to students who ride the bus."
Alexander said that masking in schools is encouraged but will not be required, according to current guidelines.
"Also, we will work hard in every instance possible to maintain social distance of 3 feet as is recommended," he said.
Edmonson County School district will follow KDE guidance with respect to quarantine guidelines for students and staff that are COVID positive or quarantined due to close contact.
"This is a very fluid situation, but we work hard to follow the latest guidance," he added.
Below are additional points of consideration:
"Please know that we are doing everything we can to keep students and staff safe in terms of cleaning our schools and our buses," Alexander stated.
The first day for students is Wednesday, August 11th. You can visit the school district calendar right here on the Edmonson Voice.