JCPS Superintendent Recommends NTI To Start School Year


LOUISVILLE, Ky. - It's official. Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio recommends JCPS start the 2020-2021 year remotely.

His plan would have all schools using non-traditional instruction for six weeks starting on Aug. 25.

Pollio has called this plan "NTI 2.0," saying it will operate a bit different than it did in the spring. He says improvements would include daily contact with teachers and students to track participation and better services for special education students and ESL students.

The model will be presented Tuesday for a vote by the Jefferson County Board of Education.

Pollio said several other urban school districts like Atlanta, Nashville and more have made the same decision to remote start.

After six weeks, the district may be able to return to in-person instruction after review of COVID-19 trends and data. JCPS has already purchased masks, hand sanitizer and other protective equipment.


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