OWENSBORO, Ky (WEHT) Owensboro Catholic Schools have announced students will return to in-person classes either the week of January 4 or January 11, 2021. Each of the Diocesan’s 17 schools can choose which week they want students to return to the classroom. The five schools in Owensboro will be starting back with in-person classes on January 5.
All Catholic schools across the diocese transitioned from in-person instruction to virtual-only learning on November 23, 2020, after an executive order from Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear. Kentucky Attorney General David Cameron and several private schools sued the governor, arguing that a school closure order not only violated state law but also the First Amendment. A federal court ruling eventually upheld Governor Beshear’s temporary hold on in-person learning.
(This story was originally published on December 17, 2020)