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Governor Beshear requests call with KY Superintendents

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Posted at 10:28 AM, Apr 02, 2020

LOUISIVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Governor Andy Beshear has requested a conference call with Kentucky school superintendents Thursday afternoon. News of this conference call potentially signals a longer suspension of in-person classes.

The Governor has hinted in news conferences this week that an announcement regarding school closures could be coming soon. WDRB reports that Governor Beshear's office has asked the Kentucky Department of Education to set up a conference call with superintendents. Its reported that the call is scheduled for Thursday afternoon.

Governor Beshear held a conference called with superintendents on March 20, and that's when he announced a two-week extension of suspension of in-person classes.

"If we make a move, it would likely be similar to what the president did and extend it a couple more weeks," Gov. Beshear said Wednesday during his COVID-19 update.

It's reported that Beshear has said he wants kids to have the oppotunity to go back to school this year, but has also said that classes may not reopen to in-person instruction for the rest of the school year.

"I do think it is more than in the realm of possibility that there won't be anymore in-person classes in school this year," he said Wednesday. "We've got to at least be prepared for it, and I know our superintendents have been making those preparations if that is the case."

Governor Beshear has currently asked schools to transition to non-traditional instruction through April 20.

Governor Andy Beshear is scheduled to give another update on COVID-19 Thursday at 5 p.m. You can watch that live on LEX 18.