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Beshear Defends Urging Delay for In-person Classes
By The Associated Press
FRANKFORT - Gov. Andy Beshear says he wants to spare Kentucky from the risks of reopening schools too soon amid a pandemic as he defended urging districts to delay resuming in-person classes.

To make his point, the governor pointed to a Georgia school district that has quarantined more than 900 students and staff members because of possible exposure to the coronavirus.

On Monday, Beshear recommended that schools wait until Sept. 28 to resume in-person classes.

Not all schools are planning to follow the governor’s guidance.

On Wednesday night, Hickman County Schools announced they would begin the school year August 24 with kids in classrooms. On Tuesday night, Williamstown Independent School District in northern Kentucky voted to begin in-person classes on August 26. 

News outlets report that Catholic schools in Kentucky, including St. Mary Schools, have signaled they will start face-to-face instruction next week.

Community Christian Academy in Paducah started school last week with in-person classes. 

Published 07:56 PM, Wednesday Aug. 12, 2020
Updated 09:51 PM, Wednesday Aug. 12, 2020

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