Scott County discussing several options for upcoming fall

Posted at 8:40 PM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 20:44:50-04

SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — While many Kentucky students are enjoying their summer vacations, school leaders across the state are trying to figure out what classes will look like this fall.

Scott County Schools superintendent Dr. Kevin Hub says his team is discussing several options for the district's 10,000 students.

"We understand there is going to be a new normal," said Hub.

The district is considering several scenarios such as online learning for some students and in-school classes for others. Hub says transportation will be a challenge. Only a fraction of students can ride school buses if COVID-19 restrictions are still in place.

"Under current social distancing guidelines we are only able to have eight students per bus. Those buses are filled with more than 60 students, so you can see right off the bat school with social distancing rules, it's just not really practical," said Hub.

Despite talk around the community about a July start date, Hub tells us that it is not an option.

"In Scott County schools there has been zero discussion about starting schools in July, so that's one of the things we eliminated at this point," said Hub.