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School Board to discuss makeup days

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Topic will be discussed at meeting Monday

By Linda Ireland

Repercussions of January’s ice storm still are being felt as school officials discuss ways of making up snow days.

Some school districts missed more than 20 days because of weather, according to Robert Weber of LRC eNews. LaRue County students missed nine days and will be required to make up at least seven.

“There has been legislation passed to allow for disaster days, but the law is very complex which is causing a lot of confusion across the state,” instructional supervisor Amanda Reed said in an e-mail.

The LaRue County School Board will discuss how to make up the days in its regular meeting Monday, April 20.

As it stands now, the last day of school for students is June 1, with June 2 as last day for staff, according to Reed. The board will consider taking two disaster days, making the last day for students May 28 and closing day and graduation May 29.

The commissioner of education will have up to 10 days to either approve or deny the request.

If the board takes no action, the calendar would stand with the last day for students June 1. Graduation, in that scenario, would be June 5.

The uncertainty has made planning difficult for this year’s Project Graduation committees. Graduation is looming just weeks away for about 200 seniors and without a set date, the committees are unable to book vendors for the all-night chaperoned event, according to organizers. The printing of graduation invitations is also on hold.