Some students within Hardin County Schools will return to in-person instruction this month.
The district’s Board of Education made the decision last night at a special called meeting. Board Chairman Charlie Wise said that the decision to return on August 24th, as previously announced, was a chance to set an positive example for the state.
Superintendent Teresa Morgan, during her remarks, presented the board members with data to aid in their decision making. In the documents, Morgan detailed that one of the most pressing challenges is that the district might run into a staffing problem, noting that 23 teaching positions are currently open. Additionally, 7 out of the district’s 19 schools expressed that they didn’t feel confident returning to in-person classes at this time.
The vote was 4-1 in favor, with Kay Sharon being the only dissenting vote on the board. Students who signed up for the online learning academy will still receive their instruction in that setting.