NTI Learning Extended for Two Weeks


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Katie Huffman, Editor-in-Chief

Bullitt County Public Schools will continue Non-Traditional Instruction for the two weeks following spring break after being advised by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear. 

Gov. Beshear announced the necessary extension at 5 p.m. Friday, March 20 during his live update on COVID19. Minutes after it was publically announced to the state, BCPS Superintendent Jesse Bacon updated the Bullitt County community on the situation. It is now planned to continue NTI learning until April 17. 

Gov. Beshear said, “We have asked our superintendents to continue to cease their in-person classes until at least April 20. It adds a couple weeks on what we had previously asked, again, it’s necessary and we believe it’s better to let you, parents and others know ahead of time that we are going to need to extend this.”

In a statement released online pertaining to the extension, Bacon said, “As a result of that request, Bullitt County Public Schools will continue our NTI program for the weeks of April 6-10 and April 13-17, 2020.” Monday, April 6 will still be a Bullitt Day for teachers, so students will not have online assignments to complete that day. 

Gov. Beshear said, “We have to be committed to reducing our contacts, on making sure that we don’t spread this virus for long enough to win the very first time. And folks, that’s going to be hard because what we are seeing right now is an increase of cases.”

According to data released by the Lexington Herald Leader, there are 47 total positive COVID19 cases in Kentucky.

Here is the full statement from Bacon: