by David Snow
The Paducah Sun
September 13, 2020
Used with permission.
The McCracken County and Paducah Independent school districts each had plans on how they would open schools in August in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic that were developed over the summer.
Each district used the experiences they had when in-school instruction was canceled in March with the onset of COVID-19 and shared ideas to provide the best means of instruction, whether parents wanted their students to stay at home or to take in-school instruction.
Then, weeks before school was scheduled to open, Gov. Andy Beshear recommended that schools open in the last week of August with no in-school instruction until at least Sept. 28. Most schools across the state followed that recommendation.