DCPS to roll out orange light level by Sept. 14 for elementary, middle school students

August 31, 2020 | 11:23 am

Updated August 31, 2020 | 11:52 am

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Daviess County Public Schools will be moving to in-person learning by Sept. 14 in an announcement Monday by Superintendent Matt Robbins.

The orange light level will allow in-person classes to resume for PreK-8th grade with small group restrictions, while high school students will continue distance learning, with small groups allowable within the Kentucky Department of Education’s guidelines. 

Robbins said this plan would allow DCPS to respond to the changes in an organized, rational way.

“With a goal of helping our community understand the reasons for any changes in status that may be implemented throughout the year,” He said. 

According to Harvard Global Health Institute COVID-19 risk model, from which the stoplight model was created, the orange light level can be implemented with accelerated community spread — anywhere from 10-24 cases per 100,000 people. 

The orange model recommends districts enforce stay-at-home orders and/or rigorous test and trace programs. 

More updates will be available after Monday’s DCPS press conference with Robbins.

August 31, 2020 | 11:23 am

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