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5347 Benton Rd.     Paducah, KY 42003
Phone: 270-538-4000
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Board members approve plans for reopening school Aug. 24

Based on recommendations from public health officials, KDE and the governor’s office, district leadership created a plan for safely welcoming students back to school amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Board members approved the plan at their meeting Thursday night.

The plan includes an amended calendar which sets the first day for students as Aug. 24, 2020, and the final day as May 21, 2021 for a total of 167 instructional days. Modifications to schools’ start and end times will give each school 385 instructional minutes per day, allowing the district to meet the 1,062-hour/year requirement set forth in KRS 158.070.
The plan approved Thursday night includes an option for parents to choose virtual or traditional, in-person instruction. Should state guidance change, and social distancing requirements create capacity issues, the district has a separate plan that would allow students to attend school in person on an alternating schedule, receiving virtual instruction when not physically in school. The district has also developed a completely virtual model for use in the event that all schools statewide are ordered to stop in-person classes. K-12 students, staff and any visitors to schools will be required to wear masks when in motion, or when social distancing isn’t possible.

Parents should expect to hear from their child’s school by the end of July in regards to which instruction delivery method they prefer for their child.

Additional information and resources can be found on the district web page at
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McCracken County Schools
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5347 Benton Rd. Paducah, KY 42003
Phone: 270-538-4000
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5347 Benton Road
Paducah, KY 42003
(270) 538-4000
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Paducah, KY, 42003
(270) 538-4000
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5347 Benton Road
Paducah, KY 42003
phone:  270-538-4000
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