Kentucky Department of Education releases reopening guidance for school facilities, CTE centers

Posted at 3:37 PM, Jun 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 15:37:47-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Kentucky Department of Education has released new guidance as schools plan to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

In two documents provided by KDE, they list logistics and facility considerations for schools as well as plans for reopening career and technical education (CTE) centers.

One of the documents, "COVID-19 Considerations for Reopening Schools: Facilities and Logistics," goes into the cleaning and sanitation of schools, how to support social distancing, changes in patterns for vehicular and foot traffic, and building security. It also includes a link to a room capacity calculator.

The other document, "COVID-19 Plan for Reopening Secondary Career and Technical (CTE) Facilities for Completion of Industry Certifications and Lab-Based Dual Credit Coursework," focuses on the reopening of CTE facilities. It establishes a plan for districts and area technology centers for when districts allow students to return to CTE facilities during the summer to complete coursework and lab work from the 2019-2020 school year. It also outlines general requirements for districts when making these plans.

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