Kids in Jefferson County Won’t Return to Class Before May 2

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – Jefferson County Public Schools, Kentucky’s largest school district, announces it is following the guidelines recommended by Governor Andy Beshear, and suspending in-person instruction through May 1, 2020. 

The Archdiocese of Louisville announced shortly after the governor’s announcement Thursday, that its schools would also follow the recommendation.

Thursday Beshear spoke with school superintendents from across the commonwealth about the need to keep the restrictions in place as positive cases of the disease surge. 

“I have encouraged all of our school districts to extend that nontraditional instruction, making sure that our kids out there have learning activities and meal service,” Beshear said. “This is further sacrifice by our kids and by our educators, but it’s absolutely necessary.”

The governor says he and his advisors are watching data from across the state and the country about how everyone is dealing with the surge of cases. The possibility of extending the restrictions or even canceling the rest of the school year for in-person instruction remains a possibility.