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Fayette County Public Schools sends letter to families

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Posted at 1:45 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 13:45:38-04

LEXINGTON, KY (LEX 18) — Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent wrote a letter to students and their families Friday, at the end of the first week without in-person classes due to the coronavirus outbreak.

In his letter, Superintendent Manny Caulk says they have been able to serve 16,500 meals to children in the community in just the first four days of the week. More stops are scheduled to be added, for a total of 127 stops, to expand outreach. He says they will continue to provide two free meals for anyone under the age of 18, but to add convenience to families, will make a single deliver of both meals between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Meal service will not take place between March 30 and April 3, as schools were already scheduled to be closed for spring break.

Superintendent Caulk says he hopes that classes will be able to resume in-person on April 6, but will continue to listen to warnings from state and national leaders. He says teachers have also made contingency plans to make sure children have what they need to continue learning in case of an extended school closure.

"This is a challenging time for our community, not only because of the many unknowns we face during this rapidly changing situation, but also because the steps being taken to slow the spread of COVID-19 are causing economic hardship for many of our neighbors." says Caulk in the letter.

Read the full letterhere.