Carrollton, Ky. - December 18, 2020 - As a result of a rising COVID-19 infection rate in Carroll County as well as a recommendation from Gov. Beshear, Carroll County School District students will not return to in-person instruction on January 4, 2021. This applies to all schools and students in the Carroll County School District. District administrators will monitor the situation in the coming weeks before making a decision about when to return to in-person instruction.
Athletics programs will continue to follow KHSAA guidelines, which allow for winter sports practices through December. Athletic competitions may resume January 4.
“Carroll County’s infection rate is almost 90 per 100,000 population at the moment,” said Superintendent Danny Osborne. “To my knowledge, this is higher than anything we have seen so far. I am concerned about the infection rate, and furthermore, Governor Beshear has recommended that schools remain closed to in-person instruction until at least Jan. 11. As painful as it is, we have to do our part to help slow the spread of the virus.”
This decision reverses the district’s previous plan to return to in-person instruction on January 4, 2021. Students will continue to learn from home until further notice. However, small groups of students will still be able to learn in person as needed and as possible.
“Once again, I apologize for the hardship and the inconvenience that this is causing our community,” Osborne said. “My hope is that the vaccines are swiftly deployed and that we can return to normal soon. I am begging everyone to take precautions so that we can curb the spread of this virus.”
Starting January 4, students will resume distance learning, and district vehicles will resume weekly food deliveries to the homes of all Carroll County School District students who reside in Carroll County. Deliveries will be made once per week between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Each delivery will consist of five school breakfasts and five school lunches per child. For the safety of employees and of families, deliveries will be left at the front door of each residence.
Virtual learning will also resume January 4, 2021.