COVID-19 School Operations Plan
****UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 13, 2021****
On Monday, September 13, the Metcalfe County Board of Education approved the district's new COVID-19 policy, which requires masks to be worn by all persons, regardless of vaccination status, while inside school buildings and on school buses. Definitions and exemptions will remain as they were according to the KBE regulation. If the community incident rate for COVID-19 reaches or falls below 50.0, then masks will be recommended but not mandatory.
The policy states the district may work with the health department to clarify and specify quarantine procedures and research the “Test to Stay” model as a way to limit community spread and reduce quarantine. In addition, the superintendent shall have the ability to use at his discretion up to ten NTI days and up to 20 remote learning days as granted by the Kentucky legislature. Click here to read the entire policy as approved by the Metcalfe County Board of Education.
****UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 10, 2021****
On Sept. 9, 2021, the Kentucky legislature passed Senate Bill 1 which eliminates the emergency regulation on school masking issued by the Kentucky Board of Education on Aug. 12. The new legislation requires each school district to set its own policies regarding masking and COVID-19 operations. Click here to read Senate Bill 1.
****UPDATE: AUGUST 23, 2021****
Gov. Andy Beshear rescinded an executive order requiring universal masking in schools on Monday, August 23, 2021, after the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled newly passed laws limiting his emergency powers should be enforced. Emergency regulations requiring masks inside public schools from the Kentucky Board of Education and the Kentucky Department for Public Health remain in effect. Click here for a message from KDE Commissioner Jason Glass.
Aug. 27, 2021 Team Kentucky Guidance for K-12 In-Person Learning
Aug. 20, 2021 KDE New Guidance on Face Coverings
Aug. 12, 2021 Kentucky Board of Education Mask Mandate Press Release
Aug. 12, 2021 KBE Emergency Regulation Requiring Masks in Schools
Aug. 10, 2021 Governor Beshear's Mask Mandate Press Release
Aug. 10, 2021 Executive Order Requiring Masks in Schools
Aug. 10, 2021 Team Kentucky Guidance for K-12 In-Person Learning
Aug. 5, 2021 CDC Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools