Fayette County Schools will begin 2020 school year online

Published: Jul. 23, 2020 at 11:23 AM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The Fayette County Public Schools board unanimously voted to start the new year virtually.

The vote came during a Thursday afternoon meeting:

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The board says parents should expect this fall’s NTI (non-traditional instruction) to look different from what they saw in the spring.

At the beginning of July, parents were asked in a survey to rank options for fall semester plans at the beginning of the month, but virtual learning was not an option.

Superintendent Manny Caulk explained that the school board makes the call for using NTI days. He says the current condition of COVID-19 cases in the area influenced this decision.

Caulk says the risk of spreading the virus is high.

A doctor explained that contact tracing could take a lot of time and Caulk says now is not the time to put students in seats.

Caulk also said afternoon that as long as Fayette County’s case curve is this high, students will be having NTI days.

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