The Jefferson County Board of Education heard the district’s multifaceted equity plan during a board meeting Tuesday.
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After nearly a year away from the driver’s seat, Jefferson County Public Schools bus driver R.W. Fawbush is ready to get back behind the wheel once classrooms in Kentucky’s largest school district start reopening next week.
Board members James Craig, Linda Duncan and Sarah McIntosh said they intend to vote to resume in-person instruction at Jefferson County Public Schools during a special meeting Thursday.
Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Marty Pollio has not offered a formal recommendation for a board vote.
The ultimate reopening decision will rest with the Jefferson County Board of Education, which met Tuesday to continue discussions on the district’s plan to resume in-person instruction.
The deal comes the day before the Jefferson County Board of Education is scheduled Tuesday to discuss updates on the district’s proposed reopening plan and the vaccination schedule for more than 13,000 employees and contractors who have received their initial doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine.
Assistant superintendents and eight principals presented details of reopening strategies during Tuesday’s work session as the board prepares to decide whether to resume in-person instruction.
Vaccinations opened for 1,200 JCPS teachers and staff from 25 elementary schools on Jan. 22 at Louisville Metro's drive-thru site in Broadbent Arena.
Twelve hundred JCPS teachers and support staff from 25 schools rolled up their sleeves for the first dose of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, potentially allowing the district to reopening schools in a matter of weeks pending the Jefferson County Board of Education’s approval.
"I’m fearful that we have a lot of drivers who are middle-aged or older, they’re going to say, ‘I’m not willing to take that chance,’ and they’re going to leave," said John Stovall, president of the union that represents bus drivers.