Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith has released the following statement to update students, parents and staff members about the Coronavirus.
All superintendents in the state had a conference call today, Wednesday, March 11, with Gov. Andy Beshear, R-Ky., and Interim Commissioner of Education Kevin Brown. In an effort to keep you informed on the developments regarding the Coronavirus, I would like to share with you the latest information.
At this time there have been no confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Taylor County.
Campbellsville Independent Schools WILL remain open at this time.
CIS is suspending ALL district out-of-state travel for employees, as well as field trips for students, until further notice.
Custodial staff members continue to make sure all buildings are clean and disinfected and students and staff members are being reminded of proper hand hygiene and cough etiquette.
There will be a special called Campbellsville Board of Education meeting on Thursday, March 12, at 1:15 p.m. to approve an emergency Non-Traditional Instructional Day application for the remainder of the school year in preparation that state officials decide to temporarily close public schools.
Administrators and teachers have been working since last week to prepare online as well as paper packets for every student in the event of a long-term closure. Packets will be sent home with students next week.
If schools are closed, we WILL have a plan for providing lunches for students who choose to participate.
Please remember to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines as to the best way to fight the spread of Coronavirus.
Wash hands frequently.
Help young students wash their hands.
If you are not feeling well, stay home and check with a medical professional.
Cover your mouth and nose with your arm when coughing or sneezing.
Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
For information about the Coronavirus, a website has been created with up-to-date information and can be found at KYCOVID19.ky.gov. A hotline for Coronavirus questions has also been created and can be reached at (800) 722-5725.
Thank you for trusting us with your children and thanks to all our employees for providing a safe, clean and healthy learning environment each and every day.
For more information, call the Board of Education office at (270) 465-4162.