FRANKFORT, Ky. (WBKO) – The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) released new guidelines for school-related student travel on February 16. “COVID-19 School-Related Student Travel Considerations” includes several factors to consider when planning any school-related student travel, with the exception of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) competitions. Districts have been warned that trip cancellations remain a very real possibility in the coming months due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and that financial penalties could be associated with the cancellations. students, districts should refer to the trip The “Guide to Safety Expectations and Best Practices for Kentucky Schools (K-12): Interim Guidance to December 7, 2020” includes the expectation that schools must “[c]ancel field trips, assemblies and other large group activities to avoid mixing students up in large common areas Adhere to the governor’s current guidelines for group meetings. The expectation comes in addition to revised Kentucky Department of Public Health (DPH) travel guidelines that discourage all out-of-state pleasure travel until further notice. KDE’s guidelines aim to mitigate the risk exposure to COVID-19 as a whole. group gatherings. School-related student trips undertaken by a limited number of socially distant and supervised students are not prohibited, although KDE considers school-related student trips to both Kentucky and out of state, are not recommended until vaccinations against the virus are Copyright 2021 WBKO. All rights reserved. .
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WSAZ) – The Kentucky Department of Education released new guidelines for school-related student travel on Tuesday, which include several factors that would be considered for student-related travel, to except the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) competitions. For advice on travel related to student-athletes, click here. Officials say the advice aims to mitigate the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in large groups. School-related student travel with a limited number of socially distant students is not prohibited, but KDE says it is not advisable until vaccinations against the virus are widespread. According to the guidelines, there is a safety expectation that schools must cancel field trips, assemblies and other large group activities to avoid mixing students up in large common spaces. The wait comes in addition to revised travel guidelines from the Kentucky Department of Public Health that discourage all out-of-state pleasure travel until further notice. KDE says school districts have been warned that cancellations travel remains a very real possibility due to the coronavirus pandemic and there may be financial penalties associated with cancellations. Copyright 2021 WSAZ. All rights reserved. .