LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Oldham County Schools will return to in-person classes on Tuesday, Jan. 19.
The district previously planned to resume in-person classes on Jan. 11, but Superintendent Greg Schultz postponed the plan due to high numbers of COVID-19 cases in the area.
"After consulting with the OCHD this week, we have decided that a successful return to in-person instruction is unlikely on January 11," Schultz said in a letter to parents. "At this time we are postponing in-person student attendance for at least one week."
Schultz said data from the Oldham County Health Department showed a higher incidence rate than when the district transitioned to NTI in November. The county has averaged around 36 positive tests a day, some of which staff or students. In November, Oldham County averaged between 25 and 30 positive tests a day.
"Returning to in-person instruction while the county incidence rate is this high would likely be unsuccessful in the long term," Schultz said. "When students and staff return to in-person instruction, it is our goal to remain in-person for an extended period of time."
Schultz said the district will continue to post positive results from schools on their website, and will continue to monitor the situation along with the county health department.
When they return, middle and high school students will continue the hybrid A-B schedule with elementary students returning on a regular schedule.
School is not in session on Monday, Jan. 18.