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Survey sent to Fayette County parents on return for in-person learning

Posted at 9:01 PM, Oct 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 21:07:44-04

FAYETTE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Fayette County Public Schools is preparing for a return to in-person learning at the beginning of November. To help the school system with the planning, the schools sent out a survey to parents to choose their learning preferences.

In the email, the school administration asks parents to help them plan a phase-in for in-person learning that would start on November 2 at the elementary level.

The options to choose from in the survey are for your child to continue to do virtual learning or move to a hybrid model; two days in person and three days remote.

"Hybrid isn't an instructional model. It's an idea, and the reason we are having all of these problems is because hybrid really isn't anything. It's just not your normal teaching. So you have to provide all of the details to make hybrid what hybrid is, and the effort hasn't been put there," parent Todd Burus, said.

The questions on the survey include:
Which instruction program do you want for your child?
How will your child get to school in the morning?
How will your child get home in the afternoon?

The Fayette County Public Schools say the plans on what the school day would look like for each student or if their teacher would change depends on the survey results.

But some parents say they are frustrated with what they call a lack of communication and answers.

"Well, we're bigger, the logistics are harder, to which my response is, then why weren't we working on this months and months and months ago? We didn't get bigger overnight. We knew we were bigger; we pay our administration in proportion to the fact that we know we are bigger, and with that comes the responsibility that we should be able to handle a bigger district," Burus said.

The survey doesn't close until Wednesday, October 14. The Fayette County School Board will discuss the results during their meeting on October 26.