Schools Adapting After County No Longer 'Red'
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - The two largest school districts in McCracken County are looking to increase in-person attendance.

In a letter to families, McCracken Superintendent Steve Carter said they will begin offering in-person learning four days a week on Tuesday through Friday, starting March 1. Mondays will be reserved for virtual learning and deep cleaning of school buildings. 

Carter said district staff will receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, and the county's incidence rate no longer in the 'red,' because the average number of daily cases per 100,000 people is now 12. For those who wish to continue with all-virtual learning, it will continue to be offered through the end of the school year. 

Paducah Public Schools has asked parents to complete a short survey to share how they feel about the possibility of moving to four days of in-person instruction. Superintendent Donald Shively indicated earlier this month that this would be considered at their February school board meeting, since their teachers and staff will get their second dose of the vaccine next Wednesday. 

Because there have been stronger side effects from the second dose, the school board chose to change February 25-26 to NTI days instead of in-person attendance. This would allow any staff who have side effects to work from home. 

The survey can be found at the link below. 

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Paducah Public Schools Survey

Published 07:16 PM, Thursday Feb. 18, 2021
Updated 09:14 PM, Friday Feb. 19, 2021



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