(LEX 18) — Kentucky public schools will be closed to in-person learning for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year. The announcement made Monday (April 20) after Governor Andy Behsear held a conference call with all school superintendents.
Non-tradition instruction, or NTI will continue for the remainder of the school year. It's reported that Governor Beshear instructed superintendents to post about the closure on social media.
Following a conversation with @kycommissioner and @GovAndyBeshear, it's been recommended Kentucky schools do not return to in-person classes for the rest of 2019-20 year. Our schools will continue @MyNTIky in order to reach 1,062 instructional hours. More info soon. #KyEd— KY Dept of Education (@KyDeptofEd) April 20, 2020
Monday's announcement comes after Ohio's governor, Mike DeWine announced that their state's schools would be closed for the rest of the academic year.
Kentucky and Ohio join a growing number of states canceling in-person learning for the rest of the school year.