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March 5, 2014

School officials to kids: Have an ice day

Arctic aftermath shuts all 3 districts


Somerset —

Science Hill, the K-8 district located in northern Pulaski County, has missed 11 days so far and is currently looking at getting out by the end of May.
“Unless we can figure something else out or the legislature gives us some type of relief, we could still be out all of Spring Break, and we’d either then go to school on Election Day and the last day would be Friday, May 30, but if we’re out on Election Day, we’d come back Monday, June 2,” said Walker. “Our school board would rather not (go in June). We start back the second week of August and we’d like to give the kids some summer.”
One thing that could help would be the state legislature potentially waiving up to 10 instructional days. Both Wilds and Walker noted the impact that could have on lessening the need to make drastic changes to the schedule. The idea is currently being discussed in Frankfort, as well as a proposal to hold classes on Election Day (May 20).
“It’s been a statewide problem this year, so they’re looking at this from the state level,” said Wilds. “We’ll see how that plays out. There are a few variables out there.”
And with any luck, fewer snow days on the horizon.
“That’s my hope,” she said, “that it’s going to end, and maybe this will be the last round of it.”

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