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Knott County Schools plans to return with hybrid model Monday

Knott County Schools
Knott County Schools(WYMT)
Published: Jan. 5, 2021 at 3:14 PM EST
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KNOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - With a new semester beginning, many school officials are planning their next steps.

Kim King, Superintendent of Knott County Schools, says they will open their doors Monday, January 11 with a hybrid model.

“We’re hoping and praying that will get to stay in school,” said King. “We are so excited to have kids back in the buildings. I think the kids are as excited to be back as we are to have them. Our teachers can’t wait to get them back, and hopefully by next Monday the 11 we will be back in school.”

The kids will be in the classroom Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday will be a cleaning day.

Brent Hall, the Director of People Personnel says parents, teachers, and administrators continue to try and accommodate for the difficult circumstances of the past year.

“We try to make contact with the parents as much as possible, whether it be virtually or by phone and we have done some home visits this year for kids who are in dire need,” said Hall.

There is some hope for a successful semester.

“Hopefully, those vaccines will be here we’re praying by next month and if so, I think that will make a huge difference on the safety of everyone being back in the buildings together,” said King. “Every day it gets more positive. The teachers are anxious about getting the vaccine and all the employees in the buildings feel like they’re ready to go take the vaccine.”

Parents will have the option to continue virtual learning for their kids once schools reopen.

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