Calamity Days Bill Moves Forward

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A state Senate committee has approved a bill to allow some Kentucky school districts to seek permission not to make up as many as 10 days due to the recent ice storm.

David Baird, associate executive director of the Kentucky School Boards Association, says some districts missed at least 20 days due to the late January storm.

The Senate Education Committee amended the bill Thursday to set a May 1 deadline for districts to request disaster days that would not be made up. The requests would require approval from state education officials.

Districts seeking disaster days would have to show they will use all their allotted makeup days. Baird says school district employees would still be expected to make up any disaster days.
The legislation is House Bill 322.

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