Schools preparing new teachers in a socially-distanced environment

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – School districts are factoring new teachers into their reopening plans. While bringing aboard new faculty members is done annually, this year is different.

In Butler County this summer, video-conferencing is being used to help get general information out to new teachers. The new teachers are also able to stop by their classrooms, but in smaller numbers compared to years past.

Despite the changes, Butler County Schools assistant superintendent Robert Tuck says this year’s eight new hires are feeling good about the process.

Tuck says even when things return to a more normal workflow, including face-to-face orientation, he expects some of the new, virtual aspects of orientation to stick around.