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Statement Regarding Senate Bill 1

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September 10, 2021

Warren County Public Schools (WCPS) is aware of the passage of Senate Bill 1 (SB 1) which occurred overnight on Thursday, September 9, 2021. Our WCPS district leaders are currently in communication with local health care experts, local hospital officials and the WCPS Board of Education members to form a plan of action based on the parameters identified in SB 1. WCPS will be prepared to have more information for release on Monday, September 13, 2021.  After a sharp rise in COVID cases across our community, on August 9, 2021, WCPS announced a mask requirement to begin on August 11, 2021, before Governor Beshear’s Executive Order or the Kentucky Department of Education’s emergency regulation. This decision was made under the legal authority of the school district.  This requirement is currently not affected by the Kentucky General Assembly’s passage of SB 1.  Please be advised that all students and staff continue to be required to wear masks while in WCPS’ schools or district buildings.


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