Floyd County to end summer school early out of caution

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FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ/Press Release) – Thursday, July 29 will be the last day of the Floyd Forward Summer II Session. Superintendent Anna Shepherd explained the decision in a statement released Wednesday afternoon.

Superintendent Shepherd said, “Out of an abundance of caution and upon
recommendation of the Floyd County Health Department, tomorrow will be our last day
of summer school. We want our students and teachers to have the opportunity to wrap
the session up together as this is one week earlier than our scheduled last day.”

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“We will always take precautions to keep our students and staff
safe and at this time, we feel that closing summer school early is the best decision. Our
summer classes were designed to help kids catch up, to allow them to do extra activities
they may not normally get to do and to fall in love with school again. We think it has
been very successful and we will definitely plan to have this opportunity again next year
for students,” Shepherd continued.

Shepherd added, “We wish we could go back to school the way it was pre-pandemic, but
that’s just not possible at this time and it’s not the responsible thing to do. We’re
meeting with our health department and keeping up to date with the Center for Disease
Control and Kentucky Department of Education guidelines. We will have a plan, but we
will be flexible as we know this is a fluid situation. Ultimately though, we will continue to
meet the needs of our students.”

Lastly, Shepherd asked that all eligible Floyd Countians and beyond consider
vaccination to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.