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Some in-person classes will resume in county Nov. 4Free Access

Virtual classes will continue

The Letcher County Board of Education has voted 3-2 to return to in-person classes on Nov. 4, if the rate of Covid-19 cases remain below the red line set by the state Department of Education.

The board took the action after more than an hour-long discussion at a special meeting called Monday night for that purpose.

Chairman Will Smith made the motion to return to school on Nov. 4 under a two-day-per-week “hybrid” schedule, and Board Member Robert Kiser seconded the motion. They and Board Member Lena Parsons voted in favor.

Board Members Shawn Gilley and Mindy Boggs, both of whom spoke against returning the school until the case rate is lower, voted no.

If the district is back in the red (a case rate of more than 25 per 100,000) on October 29, in-person classes will not resume. If it is lower, students will return to classes. Those who chose to do virtual classes will continue with that system.

Read the full details in The Mountain Eagle on Wednesday.

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