School board to decide how to make up snow days in Fayette County

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - With the chance of snow Tuesday morning, Fayette County school officials may have another tough decision to make. The school board is expected to move forward with a plan to make up some of the missed class time because of the harsh winter.

WKYT's Jerrika Insco contacted the Legislative Research Commission's bill status line and confirmed that the snow days bill was returned to the senate education committee on Friday.

And on Monday afternoon, Fayette County Public School officials said they had not heard any progress on the snow days bill either, which is why they are taking matters into their own hands since its seemingly still in the hands of the senate education committee in Frankfort. The spokesperson for Fayette County Public Schools says it might not be on the agenda but tells us the school board will discuss and put a plan in place at Monday night's school board meeting. That's because Fayette County has missed 13 days of school this year.

Superintendent Tom Shelton told us last week that he planned to go before the board Monday night with a backup plan if House Bill 410 didn't pass by Friday which didn't happen. Shelton said early on that he was not confident the Kentucky House and Senate would agree on a bill in time to help his district. His plan includes adding less than 15 minutes to each school day and would go into effect April 7 immediately following spring break. Right now the last day of school is June 11, but the superintendent's goal since the beginning has been to push it up to June 6.

The school board meeting will be at the central office at 6 p.m. We will have more later on what the school board decides.

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