According to a news release, there are no immediate plans for Hardin County Schools to transition to nontraditional instruction.

“Hardin County Schools intends to offer challenging inperson instruction for the rest of the school year,” Hardin County Schools Superintendent Teresa Morgan said. “There is also a goal of starting five-day-a week in-person instruction before the school year is complete. However, we must have plans in place to transition quickly in case the pandemic forces us to do so.”

The district has placed two videos on its website at hardin.kyschools.us to help students and families if nontraditional instruction begins. One of the videos is Morgan detailing the district’s broad nontraditional instruction plans. It can be found on the website under the Quick Links tab and is called “HCS NTI 2020-21 Introductory Video.”

The other is the voice of Hardin County Schools Director of Innovation Brandy New explaining how to connect to WiFi outside of a school building using a district-issued device and a personal electronic device.

“Even if Hardin County turns ‘red’ on the Kentucky Department of Public Health COVID-19 map, we encourage our parents to not automatically think that our district will go to NTI,” Morgan said. “There are lots of factors that would help us decide our next steps. We just want parents to know that we have to be prepared.”

There will also be a list placed on the school district’s website soon of locations in the community (other than Hardin County Schools) that offer WiFi opportunities outside of the buildings.

The former West Point School building also has WiFi on the inside and outside of the building. A former West Point teacher and current Hardin County Schools teacher will come to the West Point School building and be available to help with schoolwork each Tuesday and Thursday that Hardin County Schools is on nontraditional instruction, if it occurs.

For more information about nontraditional instruction, or Hardin County Schools NTI preparartions, go to the district’s website at hardin.kyschools.us.

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