This story is part of an update to the 2020 newsroom collaboration series highlighting school reopenings in western Kentucky.
It’s just after lunchtime at East Calloway Elementary School in February, and children wearing colorful masks are walking in a socially-distant line through the hallways. They’re led by a teacher wearing a gray, poofy wig and some seriously dated clothing. Actually, many of the teachers are looking quite elderly. It’s the 100th day of school, and staff are celebrating as old people.