Thursday 13th August 2020

An area school district’s administration has made a decision to push back the start of the beginning of classes this year.

According to a letter from Lexington R-5 Superintendent Sarrah Morgan issued on Friday, July 31, instead of beginning classes later this month, the new start date is the middle of September.

Morgan’s letter says: “The situation with COVID-19 is changing daily (often multiple times). The LCHD (Lafayette County Health Department) has issued a Public Health Resolution. It is recommended that the school start date be postponed until September 14th in Lafayette County. In addition, this resolution states all sports are to be discontinued for the fall semester/term as it is impossible to safely conduct these activities using Covid-19 prevention recommendations. The trends for our area will be analyzed mid-October to determine if our rates are low enough to safely resume sporting activities.”

The letter continues: “Lexington R-V will comply with this guidance. We are working on calendar and other adjustments needed. More information will be provided as it becomes available.”