School System Seeks Public Feedback On New School Year: Governor's New Guidelines Create New Environment
Drastic Changes Expected For Next School Year
Darren Doyle, story:
No matter the measures taken, the upcoming school year for Edmonson County Schools will be like none ever seen. With new requirements handed down to schools across the state by the Governor's office, the 2020-21 school year will undergo drastic changes.
There will be very specific social distancing and/or mask requirements in schools and school buses, and you can expect a different look on basically every aspect of activity inside local schools.
Superintendent Brian Alexander is requesting that all parents of Edmonson County students participate in a survey to help school officials decide what will work best of all students and staff.
Some of the topics covered and questions asked in the survey cover the following:
Some of the state requirements for the new year include:
The letter from Mr. Alexander is published in its entirety below:
June 25, 2020
To the staff, students and parents of the Edmonson County School District Community --
First of all, thank you for your cooperation since mid-March in dealing with the most significant health crisis of our lifetimes. What we have lived through together has been unprecedented in the history of public education, and through this time we have been able to continue to help students learn.
I'd also like to thank you for your patience. Yesterday, on June 24, 2020, at 3:00 pm Governor Beshear released his plan for reopening schools during his afternoon press conference. The link to this press conference is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbDFFUIcNDA . The section of the press conference dedicated to reopening schools is between 19:15 and 46:20 in the video. Additionally, the "Guidance on Safety Expectations and Best Practices for Kentucky Schools (K-12)" document was released following the press conference. The link to this document is https://education.ky.gov/comm/Documents/Safety%20Expectations_FINAL%20DOC.pdf. I'd like to encourage you to review these documents in order to better understand what is expected of our schools as we work toward making decisions that lead to reopening schools.
We have purposely waited until now to release two surveys for Edmonson County Schools. One survey is a staff survey, while the other survey is a parent survey. The staff survey has been release to all school personnel through school email. As a school district, we are now at the point where our stakeholders can give accurate answers and we can collect accurate data that will help to guide the decisions for Edmonson County Schools.
There are several points to keep in mind as we work together in this reopening phase. Please understand that:
The link to the Parent survey is: https://bit.ly/2BBvkSo