With some students returning to in-person instruction next week, Hardin County Schools has announced a scheduling plan for their return to school. An A/B schedule will be used throughout the district, which will see students coming in at certain, predetermined times for two days a week.
“We certainly understand that this is a big change,” district spokesperson John Wright explained, “our school principals and other school administrators have run their numbers, moved around classrooms, and worked through many situations to ensure that we follow the health at schools guidelines.”
The schedule calls for a phased approach for an eventual return to full in-person instruction. Class dates are divided up by last names. A-K will go to classes in-person Tuesday and Friday, with those L-Z names going Monday and Thursday. Wednesday will be utilized as an “enrichment” day, giving students a chance to catch up on work, and staff the opportunity to clean buildings and classrooms.
The switch to an A/B schedule was originally to be used by high school students upon their return to school. The scheduling change will only affect those students taking part with the return to in-person instruction.