Lincoln schools to provide free supplies to all students, board to discuss schedule

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STANFORD, Ky. (WTVQ) – To relieve some of the financial pressure from families during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Lincoln County Schools will provide all school supplies to students for the upcoming school year, Superintendent Michael Rowe announced Friday.

“Our families have enough to worry about right now in all facets of life,” Rowe said. “Our leadership team decided that it would be a great relief to our students and their families
if we could provide all of the school supplies this year.”

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The Lincoln County School district is comprised of five elementary schools (Crab Orchard, Highland, Hustonville, Stanford and Waynesburg), Lincoln County Middle School and Lincoln County High School.

The supplies for students at all seven schools will be provided by the district this year.

“We realize that some civic groups and churches like to help our schools and we will still coordinate those efforts with our schools to make sure we are not duplicating each other. We greatly appreciate the support we receive from PTO’s, churches and other donors. We still want them to be able to donate like usual, and the district will supplement the rest,” Rowe added.

The Lincoln County School district is scheduled to start school on August 26. The current plan is to offer students two different options: Option 1, in-person school and Option 2, Patriot Learning Academy.

The district conducted a personal survey with the parents/guardians of students in the district. As of Friday, the district has received 2,900 responses and 65% of the responses have shown a preference to return to in-person school on August 26.

The Lincoln County Board of Education will hold a special meeting Aug. 6 to discuss the school calendar and plans for returning to school. For information, contact the Lincoln County Student Support Center at 606.365.2124.