Lancaster school board endorses preliminary plan for fall classes

Superintendent Dan Russell on July 14 recognized this year’s retirees and their combined 165 years of service. From left are Faith Waddy, Lancaster Primary School (LPS) teacher, 44 years; Russell, and Cynthia Bishop, LPS teacher, 37 years. Also recognized were Myra Palin, Lancaster Middle School guidance counselor, 46 years; Linda Ashburn, bus driver, 32 years; and Jack Bryant, bus driver, 6 years.

by Jackie Nunnery

KILMARNOCK—Lancaster superintendent Dan Russell on July 14 presented a preliminary plan for reopening school facilities when the 2020-21 academic session begins August 24. The plan received unanimous support from the school board.

Katherine Keith of District 1, Kenya Moody of District 2, Cindy Clarke of District 3, Joan Gravatt of District 4 and Carolyn Young of District 5, all approved the plan.

All of our decisions are based on safety. We have to be able to lay down at night and know that we have kept everyone safe and not put anyone in harm’s way. I will not do that to staff; I will not do that to students,” Russell said. 

His recommendation came with a hybrid plan and an option for complete distance learning. “There are some students who…

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