Board approves mask requirement & virtual school option request

Masks will be required for all students, staff, and visitors inside JCPS buildings and on school buses

The Jefferson County Board of Education (JCBE) met Tuesday night to hear updates on the district's next steps for the opening of the 2021-2022 school year.

  • The board approved the requirement of masks for all vaccinated and unvaccinated students, staff, and visitors inside school property and on school buses.
  • Schools will be open five days a week for K-12 students beginning August 11.

The board also approved a request to the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) to implement a virtual option for K-5 students.
  • If KDE approves the waiver, JCPS will offer virtual instruction for K-5 students at the Pathfinder School of Innovation. This program has already been approved for 6th-12th grade students. 
  • Students will have live instruction as well as self-guided assignments.
  • To take part in this program, students will enroll at the Pathfinder School of Innovation and are no longer enrolled at their current assigned school.
  • This is a one-year program that would have to be renewed annually.