Hopkins County School Board to meet with health department, graduation discussions continue


HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (WEHT) — Before the school bell rings for Hopkins County students on August 26, the school board will meet with the health department to talk about COVID-19 procedures.

They are still planning for in-person classes.

The board is still coming up with ideas to meet guidelines for a safe graduation. They plan on having in-person graduations if it can meet guidelines from the health department.

Graduation dates are still set: Hopkins County Central on July 31, Madisonville North on August 1 and The Academy on August 9.

Whether or not students who choose virtual learning will be allowed to take part in extra-curricular activities during the school year is still up in the air.

Superintendent Deanna Ashby recommends that will be decided on a case by case basis, but no vote was taken at Monday’s meeting.

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(This story was originally published on July 20, 2020)

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