Letter to Taylor County Families March 20, 2020
Taylor County Families,
As stated earlier this week, our first concern will always be the safety and well-being of our students and families. Today, March 20, 2020 in a 3:30pm phone conference with all state superintendents, the Governor and Kentucky Department of Education Commissioner recommended that all schools remained closed until at least Monday, April 20, 2020.
Superintendent Higdon will be on our local radio stations Monday morning with additional updates and we will have more information on our social media sites and district webpage Monday morning.
Letter to Taylor County Families: March 18, 2020
Taylor County Families:
Our first concern will always be the safety and well-being of our students and families. Therefore, our district will remain closed until Sunday, April 12th. We will continue to monitor the situation and receive guidance from the local health department.
I have received several questions about Prom and Graduation for seniors. At this point, no one knows for sure when we will be allowed to resume. I can tell you that we are 100% committed to having a graduation ceremony to honor our seniors. Everything is simply going to be dictated pending on how the pandemic escalates and then subsides.
With this closure, students have already received assignments through week #3. Week #4 of the closure is spring break, with NO assignments. Remember, SAFETY is our priority and NTI instruction is required in order to receive credit instructional hours. Do not allow the instruction to become stressful. If you need help, give us a call.
As we assess the situation, we may need to send out additional assignments based on the guidance we receive from Lake Cumberland District Health Department and/or the Kentucky Department of Education.
We are encouraging our teachers to find creative ways for your children to learn during these stressful times. In addition, our food and transportation departments are working diligently to deliver breakfast and lunch daily.
If you or your family have ANY needs, whether it is school-related or not, we encourage you to call the Board of Education at 270-465-5371.
Charles Higdon, Jr.
Taylor County School District COVID-19 Response Plan
March 12, 2020 8:00pm Update
Taylor County Family,
Taylor County Schools WILL be in session tomorrow Friday, March 13th, 2020. We will be working with students to prepare them for two weeks of NTI- (Cyber Instruction) per a two week closure recommendation from Kentucky Department of Education Commissioner Kevin Brown and Governor Andy Beshear.
With this closure, all Taylor County Schools will be closed from Monday, March 16th through Friday, March 27th. During the two week closure we will be receiving guidance from our local health department on whether or not the closure needs to be extended past the two week recommendation. This guidance from the health department will be based on what they feel is safest for our students and community.
We will be releasing more information tomorrow regarding instructional plans for our students about meal opportunities during the closure.
Letter to Taylor County Families: March 12, 2020