Jessamine County Public Schools will begin classes online only

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NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – At a special meeting Monday night, the Jessamine County Board of Education voted 3-2 to begin classes August 26, 2020, with the option for students of having in-person classes or online instruction.

However, Superintendent Matt Moore informed the board he was exercising his authority and decided there will be no in-person instruction for at least the first two weeks of school due to the recent spike in coronavirus cases in the county.

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According to the Jessamine County Health Department, the county’s Case Rate (cases per 100,000 of population per week) has increased 650% in the last three weeks.

Superintendent Moore says he will coordinate with state and local health officials to assess the situation weekly to determine when it’s safe to hold in-person classes.

He says the school district is still setting up its Virtual Learning Academy.

To see Superintendent Moore’s full message to JCPS families, click here.



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