Proposed bill waives ten snow days for Kentucky schools

By: Morgan Lentes Email
By: Morgan Lentes Email

HAZARD, Ky (WYMT) - Monday's snow storm is maybe the worst we have seen closing the majority of school districts across the commonwealth. For many, it was another snow day they simply did not need.

However, there are some days when the roads are just too bad to have school. Perry County School District Finance Officer Jody Maggard tells WYMT Monday was one of those days.

"It is just not feasible. It is not practical. Common sense will tell you that there is just no way we are going to have school today," said Maggard.

Students in the Perry County School District have missed 28 days so far this school year.

"We were getting out in early May and then all of a sudden this year, we are going to be missing 30 plus days. So we are in mid-June right now. It is different for us and it creates a little bit of a challenge," said Maggard.

But help could be on the way. Representative John Stacy, a democrat from West Liberty, introduced a bill that would waive up to ten snow days for struggling districts.

Maggard said his district will take any help they can get.

"At this point, we would welcome any kind of help as far as that goes. It is not something that is just isolated to us, everybody is having to go through it," said Maggard.

In order for those days to be waived, the bill requires school district personnel to make them up by participating in professional development or instructional activities.

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