LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Superintendent Demetrus Liggins addressed the plan for schools on Monday as the city continues to try to clean up after Friday’s storms.
Liggins announced the decision to keep all Fayette County Public Schools closed on Monday due to conditions in the community and on campuses.
“At this time, we have at least 21 schools that either have no electricity, internet service outages, damage to their facility needing repair before reentry, power lines down in the area, or trees and debris preventing access to their campuses,” Liggins said. “Road and sidewalk conditions in many areas remain unsafe for travel, and with more than a fifth of the households in Lexington-Fayette County still without power, we do not have adequate staffing to cover classrooms, bus routes, and cafeterias.”
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Liggins reaffirmed how diligently crews are working to make repairs and get school campuses ready for students and staff to return.
“We remain hopeful that we can get back to a normal school schedule soon,” Liggins said, noting that Kentucky Utilities is prioritizing the restoration of power to schools.