The Somerset Independent School District is moving forward with plans to begin in-person classes for K-12 students on Sept. 8.
Somerset schools will operate on a “purple-gold model”, with students showing up on a rotating schedule for the in-person classes.
The Commonwealth Journal reports the “purple” group will include students whose family name begins with the letters A-J. Students in that group will attend Tuesdays and Thursdays. They will be the first ones to start the in-person classes next Tuesday, because there are no classes on Monday, Sept. 7, which is Labor Day.
The “gold” group consists of students whose family name starts with K-Z. They will be in class on Mondays and Wednesdays.
All K-12 students will have distance learning on the days they don’t have in-person classes, and on Fridays.
Students still have the option to choose only virtual learning.
Gov. Andy Beshear has asked all Kentucky schools to hold off on in-person learning until Sept. 28, but about three dozen school systems have started—or plan to start—in-person classes before that date.