With cases of COVID-19 surging across the county, the big questions are when and how students will return to school.Monday night, Jefferson County Public Schools will hold a virtual town hall.Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio is considering several options on how the new school year will look.The state guidelines issues last month include making masks and temperature checks mandatory. Pollio called it an “enormous task” to implement those guidelines and keep students and staff healthy. While JCPS plans to hold in-person classes, he said the district is also considering a return to non-traditional instruction. He said if that happens, they must do a better job of eliminating the digital divide among an estimated 30% of students. The first day of school for JCPS is Aug. 12. But there has been discussion to push that date back by two weeks. Monday’s virtual town hall will be held at 6 p.m. It will be streamed live on the district’s YouTube channel.

With cases of COVID-19 surging across the county, the big questions are when and how students will return to school.

Monday night, Jefferson County Public Schools will hold a virtual town hall.

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Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio is considering several options on how the new school year will look.

The state guidelines issues last month include making masks and temperature checks mandatory.

Pollio called it an “enormous task” to implement those guidelines and keep students and staff healthy.

While JCPS plans to hold in-person classes, he said the district is also considering a return to non-traditional instruction.

He said if that happens, they must do a better job of eliminating the digital divide among an estimated 30% of students.

The first day of school for JCPS is Aug. 12. But there has been discussion to push that date back by two weeks.

Monday’s virtual town hall will be held at 6 p.m. It will be streamed live on the district’s YouTube channel.

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