LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) Superintendent Marty Pollio recommended that JCPS continue NTI 2.0 into late October.

What You Need To Know

  • JCPS Superintendent Marty Pollio recommends JCPS continue NTI into late October

  • Pollio says recommendation based on state guidance

  • Pollio outlines plan for potential return to in-person

  • Pollio to make recommendation to JCPS Board of Education Sept. 29

During his announcement Friday afternoon, Pollio said he was making that recommendation based on state guidance. Jefferson County is listed as an orange county according to the Kentucky Department for Public Health, meaning there are 10-25 positive COVID-19 cases for every 100,000 people. The guidance for orange counties, Pollio said, is to continue with NTI.

Pollio will make his recommendation to the JCPS Board of Education Tuesday, Sept. 29 during its next meeting. 

While Pollio said he can't promise an exact date that students will return for in-person learning, he outlined a plan for a staggered return if data improves.

The plan includes elementary school students returning first Oct. 22 followed by middle school students Oct. 29 and high school students  Nov. 2. Pollio said that plan will require a decline in cases, a future Board meeting and a vote. 

For families who don't want their child(ren) to return to in-person learning, Pollio said an online option will remain available. He said the district will begin reaching out to families about which option they prefer next week.