For the first time in nearly a year, the sound of children will be heard inside of some Fayette County Public School Buildings. Kindergarten, first and second graders whose families chose to return are back today. They were set to return last Tuesday but the weather put plans on hold. Third, fourth and fifth graders could be back in the classroom as early as March 3rd. Other grade levels are still to be determined.
Initially, sixth, ninth and twelfth graders were on the matrix for in-person learning with the next group but Interim Superintendent Dr. Marlene Helm said bus driver and other staffing shortages are creating challenges. District leaders will meet with the Fayette County Health Department tomorrow to discuss plans to return more students as soon as possible. If COVID-19 numbers take a turn and begin to rise, all students could be returned to NTI-2DL.