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Williamstown Independent Schools sticking to reopening plan

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Posted at 11:19 PM, Aug 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-11 23:38:22-04

WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) — Williamstown Independent Schools announced via Twitter on Tuesday that it will stick to its reopening plan and not follow Gov. Andy Beshear's recommendation for schools in Kentucky to wait until Sept. 28 to begin in-person classes.

"Tonight our board made a courageous vote to stick with our reopening plan," the tweet said. "With careful consideration of the governor’s recommendation and the feedback received from our local community they have chosen to proceed with our “parent choice model.""

During his Monday press conference, Gov. Beshear said that schools shouldn't restart in-person classes until the state is in a decline when it comes to positive cases of COVID-19. He says to start and stop—going between in-person and virtual learning—would be disruptive.

However, this was just a recommendation and not a mandate.