MUHLENBERG CO., Ky. (WFIE) - Muhlenberg County Schools have decided to extend virtual learning.
They announced they would stay virtual for an extra week before returning to a hybrid schedule.
Carla Embry with the Muhlenberg County Board of Education says they want students back as soon as possible.
However, she says the board’s top priority is the safety of their students.
By waiting another week, Embry says they hope to allow students to quarantine and ensure the students who come back are healthy.
“We’re on the brink of just really having issues being able to open up all of our buildings for our students to be able to bring them back in, so we’re hoping with one more week, we will start seeing those numbers decline, people coming out of quarantine, and we’ll be able to go the 19th,” Embry said.
Muhlenberg County Schools are planning to return to the A/B hybrid schedule on Tuesday, January 19.