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Whitley County School District getting $356,651 in federal safety funding

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) recently announced that 10 Kentucky school districts received a total of $3,169,388 to keep students safe in school, including the Whitley County School District. The Whitley County Board of Education will receive $356,651,...
Posted On 28 Sep 2020
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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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WCHS students will soon be able to get an associate degree while in high school thanks in part to the University of the Cumberlands

In a little less than three years from now, many Whitley County High School students will be walking across the stage to receive their degree, only not the one that you are probably thinking about. In many cases this degree will be an associate’s degree from the University of the...
Posted On 14 Aug 2020

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