Gov. Beshear signs snow days bill - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Gov. Beshear signs snow days bill

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDRB) -- Gov. Steve Beshear has signed a snow days bill that will allow Ky. schools districts flexibility on ending the current school year.

At least seven Kentucky school districts have missed more than 30 days of classes because of snowy weather. Another 40 districts have missed at least 20 days.

Last week, both the Ky. House and Senate approved the Senate-modified HB 211, which suspends the state law requiring school districts have at least 170 days of classes this school year as long as districts have at least 1,062 hours of classroom time. The only exception is no school district can have classes after June 6.

Bullitt County Schools changed its schedule last week, extending school days 14 minutes and letting students out on June 6.

Monday evening, the JCPS Board of Education is meeting to discuss its calendar plans and graduation schedules.

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