School Makeup Waivers Unlikely

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - State education officials say central
Kentucky schools may have to make up all days that were missed due
to last week's winter storm.

Some parents were hoping that schools would seek waivers to
reduce the number of days students must attend classes.
Kentucky Department of Education spokeswoman Lisa Gross told the
Lexington Herald-Leader that it's not that simple. She said the
education department can't consider a waiver until a district has
missed at least 20 days and even then it would be rare to grant

Fayette County Public Schools have missed seven days this school
year, though other districts have missed more.

Gross says the Kentucky General Assembly would have to intervene
to change the 20-day rule.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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