Dear Boone County Families & Employees,
I am writing to provide a weekly update on the status of our schools as we plan for small groups of students in transition grades to attend over the next two weeks. Thank you for your support and patience as our administrators and teachers work hard to continue to provide remote learning for students, while also planning for students in small groups and our A/B hybrid model.
We have posted a COVID-19 dashboard on our website in order to be transparent regarding the number of positive cases of students and staff in our schools. This data is provided by the NKY Health Department and by our employees and parents.
As we move forward to safely provide in-person instruction, we will closely monitor COVID-19 data in both Boone County and our region as we have many student family members and employees that cross county and state lines to work. When making decisions about the status of our district and schools we will consider the following information:
- Daily new cases per 100K population (7-day rolling average)
- Trend line of daily new cases per 100K population
- Infection rate
- Positive test rate
- Quarantine data and its impact on schools
- Successful implementation of school health & safety protocols
- Directives from the NKY Health Department*
Our team has been closely following the work of Harvard’s Global Health Institute, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and other researchers and public health experts. We have also been collaborating with St. Elizabeth Healthcare, The Health Collaborative, and the NKY Health Department.
As mentioned in my previous letter, upon safely completing the next two weeks (Sept. 14-25) of small group, in-person activity, we will determine our next steps. Our expectation is that we will safely begin in-person instruction in our A/B hybrid model to ensure adherence to safety protocols and build confidence in students, parents, and staff. We will closely monitor progress at individual schools and in the district as a whole.
As always, take care of yourself, your family, and your community.
Matthew L. Turner
Superintendent Of Schools