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JCPS to consider delaying start of school year by 2 weeks

The JCPS calendar committee will discuss delaying the 2020-2021 school year.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As COVID-19 continues to impact the country, many are wondering what it means for students returning to school in the fall. In Kentucky, state officials released Healthy At School guidance on how to return to school in a way that is safe for students and staff. With that guidance, some school districts have started making decisions for the upcoming school year, including changes to school calendars. 

Leaders at Jefferson County Public Schools will consider delaying the 2020-2021 start by two weeks. The current start date is August 12, and the delay would make the new start date August 26. Renee Murphy, with communications and community relations at JCPS, said the calendar committee will discuss the potential delay in a special meeting on July 1.

Any changes made to the school calendar will then need to be approved by the Kentucky Board of Education.

WHAS11 will provide updates from that meeting. 

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