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W’burg, Whitley schools plan Aug. 26 opening; parents can opt for in-person or remote learning

Officials at Whitley County and Williamsburg Independent School districts have announced plans concerning their respective school years with classes beginning on Wednesday, Aug. 26, for both school districts. In addition, parents in both school districts will have the option of...

In-person learning, or remote instruction, parents will decide in Whitley County this fall

Students in the Whitley County School District are now slated to begin learning again on Wednesday, Aug. 26, but whether they will be doing that in-person in a classroom at school or through remote instruction from home will be a decision left up to parents. If parents opt for...
Posted On 10 Jul 2020

Update: Whitley County BOE approves 1 percent employee pay raise districtwide

Pay raises for all school district employees and possible start dates for the new school year were topics of discussion during Thursday’s monthly Whitley County Board of Education meeting. During its monthly meeting, the Whitley County Board of Education approved a 1 percent pay...
Posted On 11 Jun 2020

School likely to resume later rather than sooner for Whitley County students

Whitley County School District officials are still contemplating when the best time will be to resume in-person classes for students, and that answer will likely be later rather than sooner, according to a message the school district sent out Thursday afternoon. Superintendent...
Posted On 21 May 2020

Whitley County schools expanding 1-on-1 Chromebook initiative down to 4th grade

Since 2017, the Whitley County Board of Education has provided Chromebooks for every student in grades seven through 12. During the COVID-19 pandemic, middle and high school students took home their Chromebooks so they could do non-traditional instruction assignments at home....
Posted On 21 May 2020

Whitley County School District still making student meals, but no longer delivering to students

Many students in the Whitley County School District will likely have a little harder time getting school meals as they continue Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) from home. On Monday, the school district ended its delivery of student meals by school buses to every bus stop in the...
Posted On 17 Apr 2020

Corbin, Whitley County change school meal delivery schedules to three days a week

Last week a Fayette County school employee, who delivered food to students, tested positive for COVID-19, and the Whitley County and Corbin school districts are changing their student food delivery schedules to lessen the potential exposure of employees and volunteers to the...
Posted On 01 Apr 2020

Whitley County School District changing student food delivery to Monday, Wednesday, Friday

The Whitley County School District is changing how often it is delivering food to students, who are out of class due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “In our district, we have been fortunate to be able to continue to provide meals for our students using delivery by our buses. (We) want...
Posted On 27 Mar 2020

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

Update: Williamsburg schools delivering free food to 20 locations, Whitley County schools delivering free food at all bus stops

Williamsburg Independent District and Whitley County School District students will be able to get free meals, while students are doing Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) at home through April 3 due to coronavirus concerns. Williamsburg schedule Williamsburg Independent School...
Posted On 15 Mar 2020