Fayette County Schools To Reopen, COVID Forces Staggered Return
Public schools in Fayette County will be allowed to reopen Wednesday after a series of threats led to their closure Monday and Tuesday, but will do so on an alternating-day schedule as cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in the region, state and nation.
In a Tuesday afternoon update, the Fayette County Board of Education took to social media to say all schools in the area have been thoroughly inspected by law enforcement officers and declared safe.
The schools will re-open Wednesday, but in a limited capacity -- all students from Pre-K to 12th grade will immediately switch to an alternating-day schedule, spending one day in the classroom and the next at home to better allow for social distancing in the schools.
The county then shared a follow-up post to show parents the new schedule, which will be determined by their last names. Exceptions will be made for siblings with different last names so that all children in the same household will receive in-person instruction on the same day.
For more details, see the school board's posts below.