The Diocese of Owensboro announcing an earlier than expected start to the school year.
Despite recommendations from Governor Andy Beshear to hold off on in-class Instruction until September 28, the Catholic Schools Office for the Diocese says, all 17 schools of their schools will open at some point in August.
A press release from the Diocese says, "We understand the hard decisions that our public school partners have to make in these uncertain times. We believe that the significantly fewer number of students that we have enrolled in our Catholic schools makes this situation much more manageable for us in regards to physical distancing guidelines. Our administration, principals, and teachers believe we are prepared to provide a safe, educational environment for the students we serve.”
The plan calls for each school across the diocese to observe physical distancing and mask requirements, and to have plans in place for guiding hallway traffic flow and eating meals.
The plan calls for in-class instruction for all students, five days a week.