Henderson Co. Schools approve reopening plans for upcoming academic year

Henderson Co. Schools approve reopening plans for upcoming academic year

HENDERSON, Ky. (WFIE) - In its second specially called meeting this week, Henderson County Schools have approved the district’s reopening plans.

Options were previously presented on Monday night.

The Henderson County Board of Education moved forward with these options on Thursday evening, so parents can continue planning for next month.

For the upcoming academic year, parents will have two options, which includes either in-person learning or the virtual academy. However, with so many unknowns during the pandemic, leaders are also preparing for the multiple possible scenarios, so the board also approved two other options.

Those alternatives are non-traditional instruction if schools must close, along with a hybrid schedule, which would be considered and possibly implemented if a school is out for an extended period.

District administrators tell 14 News it won’t just be pencils and notebooks on the supply list.

“We have ordered thousands, and thousands, and thousands of items and dollars worth of PPE,” Henderson Schools Superintendent Marganna Stanley said. “We’ve been very fortunate that we have local companies here in Henderson who are helping with some of those, so we haven’t been on backorder. Masks for students - we are going to put that on our school supply list, so we do ask that is a part that parents, our students take responsibility for having every day.”

Students are set to return to the classroom on August 26.

The date was pushed back two weeks from the previously approved calendar.

The district is asking for flexibility, especially from its families knowing the school year could come with a sudden closure.

Officials are asking parents and guardians to prepare for childcare just in case.

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