Russellville Independent Schools closed next week due to COVID-19
RUSSELLVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Russellville Independent Schools joins a growing list of schools shutting down due to a rise in coronavirus cases.
Superintendent Larry Begley on Thursday posted on Facebook the district will be closed Aug. 30 through Sept. 3, 2021.
Supt. Begley says there will be no NTI during the week. No school work will be required during the week off. The days will be made up later in the school year, according to the post on social media.
Supt. Begley says with the full week off, plus weekends and the Labor Day holiday, he hopes the time will give teachers, staff and students ten full days to rest, heal and prepare to return to school on Sept. 7, 2021.
All sports and extra-curricular activities will continue.
Meals will be delivered to students through regular bus routes beginning at 10:00 a.m. daily, according to the social media post.
Car riders can either arrange to have their meals delivered or pick-up meals at Stevenson and the high school at 10:00 a.m., according to Supt. Begley.
“I know that this may be an inconvenience to some, but at this time, we feel it is in the best interest to close for a time and allow us to reset on this still new school year. We appreciate your understanding and support as we take on these difficult times, making the decisions that are in the best interest of safety and health for our students and adults,” said Supt. Begley.