Henderson Co. Schools plan for return to 4-day in-person schedule on March 22

Henderson Co. Schools plan for return to 4-day in-person schedule on March 22

HENDERSON, Ky. (WFIE) - The Henderson County School Board of Education held a meeting to discuss plans for the return to in-person instruction on Wednesday evening.

You can watch the full meeting in the video below:

During Wednesday’s meeting, school officials announced their intention for all students to return to in-person classes four days per week, starting on March 22.

Administrators say all of their staff who chose to take the COVID-19 vaccine will have received both of their shots by March 22.

Officials also say that all students in both Group 1 and Group 2 will be attending in person four days a week with this new schedule.

After moving forward with this modified schedule for a two-week period, school administrators say the decision to transition back to in-person instruction for five days per week will be determined after spring break.

“We are choosing a transition period - if COVID-19 has taught us anything, there are many unknowns,” Dr. Bob Lawson, superintendent for Henderson County Schools said. “What we want to ascertain is that we have that Wednesday for deep cleaning and for planning for our teachers for those two weeks of transition. And we want to be able to all work together so that we have a really good plan coming out of Spring Break and heading into that last stretch of the school year.”

For families that would like to select a virtual learning option for their students, the Virtual Learning Academy (VLA) open enrollment will begin on March 1.

Families need to complete open enrollment only if the student is currently undergoing virtual learning and wants to return to school, or the student is currently attending school in person (Hybrid or Non-Traditional Instruction) and wants to move to virtual learning.

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