The Lincoln County Board of Education voted (3-2) to extend Non-Traditional Instruction (virtual learning) through December 18th. The district is scheduled to be closed for the holidays December 21st through January 4th, making January 5th the first day students could possibly return to in-person instruction.
The board’s decision to continue to use virtual learning was based off of a lack of substitutes for quarantined staff members, the climbing positivity rate statewide (8.29%), the likelihood of increased spread with Thanksgiving and Christmas approaching, and the need to develop consistency for staff and students.
Lincoln County Schools has only been able to offer in-person instruction for 10 days since school started on August 26th and remained open for one week at a time each attempt. “We’ve tried to offer the in-person option to our families, but the inability to sustain for more than five days at a time has created a lot of issues. Our staff and families have indicated that they want more consistency, and right now virtual learning option gives the most consistency for families,” added Superintendent Michael Rowe.
Teachers/schools will continue to communicate specific information to families and food service will continue the meal distribution process while schools are closed to in-person instruction. Meals will be delivered to their normal locations across the district. Visit http://www.lincoln.kyschools.us for a complete listing.
For more information please contact the Student Support Center at 606.365.2124.