Good morning! We wanted to provide you with a few updates. First, we want to let you all know that our One Call system is down so please try to help spread the word about these updates with anyone that you think has an interest. We appreciate your help with that. Secondly, thank you all for your patience. We have been trying to consult with other districts and absorb all the guidance that we receive from the Kentucky Department of Education and local health officials in order to make good decisions regarding the health of not only our school community, but the community as a whole. After all things have been considered our board determined last night that we would push our start date back to August 24, 2020. This start date offers a couple of advantages to our district. First, it allows us to align more closely with Mayfield Independent which is important because we send students to their district for instruction at the Mayfield Area Technical Center. Next, this start date allows us to take advantage of a law that provides for what is referred to as a Variable Student Instructional Calendar as long as start on or after August 24, 2020. This law provides for us to not have to meet the 170 day requirement of a traditional calendar, but still requires us to meet the 1062 hour component of the traditional calendar. We can restructure our schedule to meet those hours with minimal impact to our normal hours of operation on a daily basis. You are still afforded the same options with regard to how you determine your student(s) with receive instruction this year. Finally, this start date gives our staff more time to prepare for having students both in class and in the home setting. We have not taken away the options of either attending in person or staying home in a "NTI" type setting. As always, we look forward to working with you and your children. Please don't hesitate to contact the board office with any questions or concerns.