LOUISVILLE, Ky. — All Jefferson County Public Schools will be open for in-person classes Wednesday, the district said.
This will be the eighth straight day of in-person learning as Kentucky's largest district continues to decide if classes should be held on a day-by-day basis.
A team of district leaders review staff, particularly teacher, COVID-19 numbers and expected absences and consult with school leaders to determine if classes can be held safely each afternoon.
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JCPS still has two nontraditional instruction days it can use for full district closures. Each school also has 10 remote learning days to shift lessons online, but not all schools can be on remote learning at the same time.
Employee absences have improved since "untenable" staffing figures pushed the district online for two weeks in January. According to district data, 758 employees were out at the start of last week — down from 1,920 on Jan. 6, the last day of in-person classes prior to NTI.
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This article originally appeared on Louisville Courier Journal: JCPS daily decision: Is school in person or online?