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Three Eastern Kentucky school districts vote to start the school year online

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Published: Jul. 28, 2020 at 9:55 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 29, 2020 at 11:36 PM EDT
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HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Following Governor Andy Beshear’s recommendation for schools to delay in-person until the third week of August, officials with two Eastern Kentucky school districts announced they will start the new school year online.

In Letcher County, Superintendent Denise Yonts posted on the district’s Facebook page saying their school board voted Monday for virtual instruction out of an abundance of caution.

Online classes for students start on August 26th. Staff members will report to school on August 17th.

Officials with Letcher County Schools announced Tuesday on the district's Facebook page that they will begin the 2020-2021 school year virtually.
Officials with Letcher County Schools announced Tuesday on the district's Facebook page that they will begin the 2020-2021 school year virtually.(Letcher County Schools Facebook)

Meanwhile, in Morgan County, their school board voted to do the same last week. In a Facebook post on the school district page, officials say they will return to in-person classes as soon as it is safe.

Students, staff and parents are asked to continue checking the Facebook page for further updates on when virtual learning will start and for additional information.

Officials with Morgan County Schools announced on their district Facebook page the school board there voted last week to begin their school year virtually.
Officials with Morgan County Schools announced on their district Facebook page the school board there voted last week to begin their school year virtually.(Morgan County Schools Facebook)

Additionally, Owsley County Schools will also move to virtual instruction for the first grading period of the school year, which begins on August 24th.

Post from the Owsley County Board of Education outlining their school opening plan.
Post from the Owsley County Board of Education outlining their school opening plan.(Owsley County Board of Education/Facebook)

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