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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke May 6, 2020

No, Kentucky teachers won’t be conducting student bedroom inspections

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  • This bedroom inspection bulletin is a hoax. 
 

Trying to focus on school work at home during a pandemic can be difficult for students. But Kentucky isn’t dispatching its teachers to help "maintain a healthy learning environment" by conducting bedroom inspections of elementary and middle school aged kids.

"Governor Andy Beshear has authorized Kentucky teachers to make in-home visits. With parental approval, teachers will inspect the bedroom of each student currently enrolled in K-8," reads an image of what looks like a flyer from the state’s education department. "Teachers will observe social distancing during these in-home visits. Please have our child throughly (sic) clean their room in preparation for the visit. Teachers WILL contact you to schedule your appointment. Your student WILL BE evaluated for an official grade."  

Parents, they WILL NOT. This post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.) 

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The Louisville Courier-Journal writes that "a prankster thought it would be funny to worry Kentucky parents." But, the newspaper reported, the bedroom bulletin is a hoax.  

On Facebook and Twitter the Kentucky Department of Education wrote: "Families: We are aware of a fake social media post going around with our logo (as well as a KDE logo that hasn’t been used in many years) & logos of other state agencies. Please be assured that any official document from us will be posted from this official account."

We rate this Facebook post Pants on Fire.

 

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