HARTFORD, Ky. — At the recommendation of Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear, Ohio County Public Schools Superintendent Seth Southard has announced schools will be closed to in-person classes for the rest of the current school year. The recommendation was made to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Beshear recommend closing schools during a conference call with all Kentucky school districts earlier today.
The full message shared by Southard on the Ohio County Public Schools Facebook page can be seen below.
“Ohio County Schools Family,
At the recommendation of Governor Andy Beshear, our district has made the decision to close our schools for the remainder of the school year to in person classes in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, commonly known as the Coronavirus.
We will continue to utilize NTI school days for the remainder of the 2019-2020. If you have picked up the second round of NTI you will not need any additional school work. The state has allowed us to conclude the school year for students when we reach 1,062 hours of instruction. Ohio County Schools will reach that mark on May 6. Please make sure that all work is turned in by May 6 so that our staff can grade the material and enter grades in IC. If you need assistance with your school work please contact your teacher or school.
Please be on the lookout for additional information from your school and/or the district for procedures for turning in NTI materials, books, and how to pick up items that have been left at school.
I encourage you to continue to practice social distancing and avoid large crowds and public places. It is important for everyone to do their part so that life can get back to normal as quickly as possible.
This is not the way we wanted to end the school year but it has been determined that this is what is best for all at this time. We miss you! Stay safe! We hope you soon!