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Rising COVID-19 Cases locally will hamper Return to In-Person Classes

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(Melodie Phelps) –  Wayne County students will not return to in-person classroom instruction until at least January 11, according to a discussion held during the school board meeting held December 17. Superintendent Wayne Roberts recommended
that students return to school virtually following the Christmas holiday on January 4, after he reviewed COVID-19 case numbers for the counties included in the Lake Cumberland area which has remained in the red zone.

 Officials will review the numbers again before January 11 and make a final decision regarding in-person instruction. Students will return to campus on the alternating day schedule that was interrupted earlier this semester because of the pandemic.

 Also during the meeting, the board approved the sale of the former Central Office building on South Main Street to Cumberland Family Medical. The property had been assessed at $277,000, and that is the offer that was made by Cumberland Family Medical Services, which provides
health care services throughout the school district.

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