Gov. Beshear recommended Monday that in-person classes in Kentucky schools be suspended for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year in order to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in communities across the state. “It’s just not going to be safe for our kids,” said Gov. Beshear, “it’s not going to be safe for our families, and it could frustrate all the gains we have made to this point.” In conjunction with Gov. Beshear’s announcement, the Kentucky Department of Education released a plan designed to maximize instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan allows districts to continue to use the NTI program for the remainder of the school year and grants relief for districts as they attempt to reach the equivalent of 1,062 hours of instructional time. Interim Superintendent Bill Adams posted on the Meade County School District’s Facebook page saying that they can now focus their attention on the end-of-the-year questions being asked, such as how graduation will be held. “These days continue to be truly historic, and we want to be thoughtful in our planning so we can get you accurate answers in a timely fashion,” said Adams in the post.