Hardin County Schools replaced the face-to-face instructional model with nontraditional instruction (NTI) on Friday, October 30, 2020. The district was already offering an Online Learning Academy.
HCS announced plans today regarding what will happen when inclement weather occurs while students are utilizing NTI – the kind of weather that would have caused a cancellation of a school day under “normal” (pre-COVID 19) school condition occurs.
Should HCS Superintendent Teresa Morgan make a decision that bus travel should not occur (using the methods she would use in a “normal” school year) because of bad weather, she will call for an “HCS Weather Day.” When an HCS Weather Day is declared, non-traditional instruction will continue for students who were formerly utilizing face-to-face instruction and HCS Online Learning Academy students will continue their normal routine. Teachers will still be available for students through virtual means and instruction will still take place. The call for an HCS Weather Day will be communicated to the community through traditional means - the media, social media, the HCS website, One-Call, etc.
School meals (lunch and the next day’s breakfast) will not be available for pickup at schools or at one of the district’s 25 mobile locations throughout Hardin County. Also, school-aged child care (SACC) would not be available at any of the district’s SACC sites.
Therefore, the only change that students and families should notice on an NTI Weather Day is that meals aren’t available and SACC isn’t available.
Should the weather cause power outages or it creates other catastrophic events, the district will communicate its plans for the day with the community through the media, social media, the HCS website, One-Call, etc.