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Schools looking at new hybrid plan

The Magoffin County Schools are looking at expanding their in-person classes to possible larger groups and more consecutive instruction days.

SALYERSVILLE – The Magoffin County Schools are looking at expanding their in-person classes to possible larger groups and more consecutive instruction days.

In the Tuesday, February 23 Magoffin County School Board meeting, Magoffin County Schools Superintendent Scott Helton explained that he wants to combine the two groups that are currently attending in-person classes and have four consecutive days of instruction, followed by one virtual day for building sanitization.

Helton said they will still offer virtual learning for parents that are not comfortable with sending their students to school, but he hopes these changes will help students, voicing concerns about elementary students learning to read, especially.

He said the rest of this week and next will be the same hybrid schedule they have been on, with hopes to implement a new plan the following week.

Helton explained that he is waiting to get materials in to help separate students and said they will work with the health department to ensure the new plan will consider student safety first.

He also noted that some classes may have to move to larger areas, especially at the high school level.

The full school board meeting will be covered in next week’s paper and the Independent will share the information about the new school plan as soon as that information is released.

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