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Attendance Improves at Metcalfe County Schools


EDMONTON, Ky. (February 13, 2020) – Attendance continues to climb at Metcalfe County Schools a week after the district closed schools due to widespread illness among students and staff.


Today’s attendance was 92%, up from 91% from when students returned to class on Monday. On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, attendance dropped to 87%. Because of the attendance rate and the high number of teacher absences, the district decided to cancel classes for the remainder of the week.


Chris Huffman, director of pupil personnel, said the three days off provided students and teachers a time to rest and recover, and it gave cleaning staff an opportunity to thoroughly clean and disinfect surfaces.


“The health and safety of our students and staff are top priorities,” Huffman said. “Every situation is different. As you can see, there are several factors that we must consider before we make a decision to close school.”


The three days students missed were NTID (non-traditional instruction days) in which students worked from home. Those days will not have be made up at the end of the school year.



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