BOONE COUNTY, Ky. — Tuesday is the first day of school for students in Boone County Schools, but classes will be held virtually instead of in person at the start of this school year.
The decision to start the school year off with online learning comes after Gov. Andy Beshear recommended Kentucky schools start in-person learning on Sept. 28. While that was only a recommendation that some schools aren't heeding, Boone County Schools are following Beshear's lead.
While this is a new way to start school for everyone, Boone County Schools Superintendent Matthew Turner said he and other school officials are ready to help students and parents make the most of this situation.
"We understand there may be moments of time where kids may not be able to be right on track with everything going on," Turner said. "We have some ways that we’re working to have in place to catch people up when that has to happen.”
Boone County Schools are planning on returning to in-person learning on Sept. 28.