Anderson Co. schools take away spring break

ANDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - The Anderson County school system gave parents the option to decide how to make up snow days by taking a survey.

Superintendent Shelia Mitchell says 4,000 people responded to their online survey. The overwhelming response involved some form of canceling spring break.

Mitchell says the board voted Wednesday night to attend classes during spring break, which was scheduled for March 31 to April 4. Parents also voted to attend classes on Memorial Day.

The last day of school in Anderson County is now May 30.

The school system does have a Q&A segment on its website to help parents who may have questions. One of the things they answer is "What if I have plans I can't cancel?" Mitchell says parents can fill out paperwork that will excuse their children for that week for an educational trip option, but those students will have to do makeup work.

Here's the breakdown of the survey: 4423 responses

5% (229) voted to use part of spring break
20% (897) voted to use all of spring break
9% (380) voted to use memorial day
21% (949) voted to use some of spring break & memorial day
30% (1307) voted to use all of spring break & memorial day
15% (661) voted to just keep adding days in June

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