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Some Students May Be Returning To the Classroom In Fayette County In Two Weeks

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Tuesday night, Greg Prince told his two young sons the news that school may be back in session for Fayette County Public School students beginning Tuesday, February 16th. They erupted in squeals and cheers. But the decision is not set in stone and it’s not for all students just yet.

An e-mail sent by acting Superintendent Dr. Marlene Helm said the call is based on the city’s current downward trend of positive COVID-19 cases and that the district would make a firm decision next Tuesday to ensure there isn’t a spike in cases. The plan is to use a phased-in approach, beginning with K-2. All other grade levels will remain NTI.

Prince, who started the Facebook group Let Them Learn in Fayette County last August said some parents who follow his page don’t want to get their hopes up. “Some people don’t want to tell their kids because they don’t want the rug to be pulled out from under them and I don’t blame them,” said Prince.

FCPS will allow students to continue with virtual learning once their grade-level is cleared to return to school if that is the safest decision for their families.