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Boone County Schools now switching to remote learning as county turns red

Boone County High School
Posted at 4:43 PM, Aug 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 19:23:19-04

Following the announcement that Boone County has changed to "red" status on the Kentucky COVID-19 map, Boone County Schools will now move to full remote learning, according to a letter sent out to parents from superintendent Matthew Turner.

The county's new red designation indicates the county has a high rate of spread of the virus.

In the letter, Turner said the switch to red status, as was always outlined in the district's plan for the 2020 school year, triggers instruction to move to remote learning, until the county moves back to yellow status.

"The RED status simply means that ALL students, students who chose hybrid (on the A/B schedule) and students who chose virtual, will receive instruction at home, remotely, by Boone County teachers and staff until the September 28th date or whenever the district is able to transition back to a YELLOW status," the letter reads.

Turner also said they are finalizing communication plans for when students can pick up provided Chromebooks and other electronic devices "needed and provided by the school, specifically in grades 3-12."

Boone County Schools are slated to begin the school year August 25.