The Marion County Board of Education approved the use of up to 20 Remote Learning Days as allowed by Senate Bill 1, which the Kentucky General Assembly passed earlier this year.

According to information from the Kentucky Department of Education, school districts can “temporarily assign individual schools, grades, classrooms, or student groups to remote instruction for up to 20 days until Dec. 31, 2021.” 

Remote Learning Days cannot be used for the entire school district.

Instead, a particular group of students (e.g. a particular class or grade) may be placed on remote learning as opposed to those students potentially being quarantined at home and not receiving instruction.