Ky. lawmakers agree to relax school attendance laws - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Ky. lawmakers agree to relax school attendance laws

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Some Kentucky public school students won't have to cancel their summer vacations.

State lawmakers agreed to relax school attendance laws following an unusually snowy winter.

House and Senate negotiators agreed Wednesday night to suspend the state law requiring school districts to have 170 days of classes, as long as they have at least 1,062 hours of classroom instruction.

If a school district cannot meet those classroom hours after exhausting all other options, the school year will end on June 6.

Legislators say fewer than 10 school districts would fit that category.

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