McLean County Public Schools Goes Virtual Due to COVID-19 Spread

Schools within the McLean County Public Schools district will be returning to virtual learning until at least Monday, Oct. 26.

Posted: Oct 19, 2020 1:45 PM
Updated: Oct 19, 2020 1:50 PM

McLean County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Tommy Burrough said Monday that schools within the MCPS district would be returning to virtual instruction until at least Monday, Oct. 26.

According to Supt. Burrough, the county has jumped to the second-highest COVID-19 incidence rate (51.2) throughout the state of Kentucky. Additionally, Burrough says that the district has had a "high case boom" over the past week.

Another reason behind the district's transition to virtual learning, according to Supt. Burrough, is the recent quarantine of 17 students at different MCPS schools.

Supt. Burrough says that the district will return to all-virtual classes for everyone starting Tuesday, Oct. 20, and continuing until at least through Monday, Oct. 26. 

Burrough says that on Oct. 26, there will be another announcement as to if the district will return to in-person classes or continue with virtual learning for another week, based on the county's current incidence rate.

On Tuesday, food will be available by curbside pickup at the three elementary schools within the district from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Then starting on Wednesday, home breakfast and lunch delivery will resume.

You can see the full announcement from MCPS below.

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