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Perry County Schools plan to use NTI days as COVID-19 cases climb

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Published: Jan. 23, 2022 at 4:01 PM EST
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PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Perry County Schools Superintendent Jonathan Jett announced his school district will use NTI days as COVID-19 cases climb across the county.

“We currently have many employees that are positive and required to isolate or quarantine due to close contact which is a minimum of 5 days,” the Superintendent said in a Facebook post.

“This creates issues with being able to transport all students to and from school as well as properly supervise them when they are in class,” Jett added.

The district plans to use NTI days from January 24-28.

”We just made a decision that we would shut down and go to NTI for 5 days and see if that helped. We’re talking with the health department, we really seem to be one of the hot spots in Perry County so we wanted to take every reasonable effort to make sure we’re keeping our students and staff safe,” Jett said.

Jett said these days will count as instructional days, and the last day for students is currently May 6, 2022.

The school district will deliver meals to students on Tuesday, January 25.

If you need meals, you can call 606-439-5813 and ask for The Food Service Department.

“My goal is to reevaluate the situation next weekend, and, hopefully, return back to in-person instruction beginning January 31, 2022,” Jett said.

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