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Some students at Fayette Co. Public Schools return to classrooms Monday

Safely Back to School
Posted at 10:47 PM, Feb 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-21 23:19:00-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — It's been almost a year since students who attend Fayette County Public Schools have gone to class in-person.

But tomorrow that will change for a small group of students.

Parents of Kindergarten through second-grade students will have the option of sending children back to the classroom on Monday, February 22.

Currently, COVID-19 cases are declining in Lexington. But there's always the possibility that if case numbers do begin to increase the district could return to virtual learning.

This time comes as a relief for many parents we have spoken to over the past several months in Fayette County.

We spoke to Candis Morgan last week as she was preparing her daughter for school and she said this about the process.

"I'm so terrified that we're going to get into school, get in a routine, and they're going to shut us down again," said Morgan.

The next group to return will be 3rd-5th graders, and they are expected to return sometime in early March.

Currently, there is no timeline in place for grades 6-12 to return, but on Tuesday there is a meeting scheduled to discuss future plans. In the meantime, those grades will continue virtual learning.