POWELL COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - It's the first day of school at Powell County Middle School with the kids learning the ABC’s of having a successful school year.
The first day of school kind of snuck up on some students, parents, teachers and Principal Tiffany Anderson. While it does seem early for some of us on the outside, Anderson says the anticipation of taking a lot of snow days in the winter is a factor. They took about 30 snow days last winter.
"I really don't know if it's an advantage or disadvantage,” she said. “Everybody thinks because we start early we're going to get out really early. But, we do start earlier so if we have a lot of weather days then our students get out at the same time as bigger districts."
Even though this is the first week back for students, they get a little bit of a break in the form of no school Friday. It's an in-service day, meaning teachers and administrators will be the only ones that will be working.
Students in Scott County go back to school on Wednesday, while the first day of school in Clark County is next Tuesday, August 12th. Next Wednesday is the start of school for Jessamine, Madison and Fayette counties. To check other school start dates, click the link attached to this story.