LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Parents will have a chance to weigh in on when they want kids in Jefferson County Schools to go back to class this fall, before the Board of Education votes on it.

 District staff tells Spectrum News 1 that Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio will recommend the first day to be moved from August 12 to 26, in a meeting Wednesday. 

The reason a JCPS spokesperson gave for the change, is that it can allow for extra time to monitor the COVID-19 developments to plan for how to reopen schools and to prepare staff. Teachers now are set to return August 12, and that would not change under the request set to be made.

There will be a virtual forum parents can attend and offer suggestions in, happening July 13. 

JCPS sent the letter below to parents Tuesday.