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Parents complain about masks to school boards

At the very least, a small number of parents and grandparents in the Whitley County School District and the Corbin Independent School District want the practice of masking students ended. During the Whitley County Board of Education’s monthly meeting Thursday, Justin McIntire,...
Posted On 17 Sep 2021

Local school districts opt to keep masks

All three school districts in Whitley County will continue enforcing a mask policy for students and staff while indoors at least for now. During a special legislative session last week, the Kentucky General Assembly voted to end a state mandate on masking in schools, and to give...
Posted On 16 Sep 2021

Whitley, W’burg students return to school March 8; Corbin returned March 1

Starting next week, barring unforeseen weather delays, all school districts in Whitley County will be back to in-person classes four days each week for students opting to attend in-person instruction. Students at Corbin Independent Schools returned to in-person classes on March...
Posted On 03 Mar 2021

School superintendents follow state recommendations, postpone in-person classes

While most everyone hoped that COVID-19 would be left behind in 2020, superintendents, teachers and staff are preparing for its continued appearance while trying to best facilitate learning for students and a return to in-person classes in some form with COVID rates decrease....
Posted On 07 Jan 2021

Corbin, W’burg, Whitley Co. schools will only offer in-person classes four days a week

When students across Whitley County return to school on Monday, it will be a combination of in-person, virtual, or a hybrid, depending on the district. Corbin students will have the options of in-person, virtual, or hybrid, but according to a letter sent to parents by...

Corbin, Whitley County, Williamsburg schools all plan to resume in-person classes Sept. 28

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday that local school districts will now making decisions on how students attend classes without additional recommendations from his office. However, under an emergency regulation filed Monday that requires parents and guardians, to inform schools...

Schools urging spectators to observe all safety precautions to help make sure fall sports can continue

This week the fall 2020 interscholastic sports season officially kicks off, and to avoid a repeat of this past spring local school systems are asking all attendants at athletic contests in the coming days to adhere to the safety guidelines that have been put into place. As...
Posted On 10 Sep 2020
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As Non-Traditional Instruction days increase, schools work to get new assignments, food to students

With the recent announcement of more NTI days ahead, area school superintendents are making sure that plans are in place for their students to receive the resources needed to keep up during the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. Williamsburg Independent Schools Superintendent Tim...
Posted On 25 Mar 2020
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Local schools still working to educate, feed children during crisis

Schools across Corbin, Williamsburg and Whitley County, as well as the rest of the state, have all canceled in-seat classes through at least March 27, leaving educators with a whole host of issues ranging from preparing non-traditional instruction packets for students during the...
Posted On 18 Mar 2020

Corbin schools turning operation of The Corbin Center back over to the City of Corbin

Corbin city officials are exploring their options as they prepare to take back management of The Corbin Center. During a July 3 special called meeting of the Corbin Board of Education, the members approved a motion to give the city 60 days notice that it would be returning...
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