Delays Not Snow Days In Store For Fayette Schools

By: Dave Spencer Email
By: Dave Spencer Email

The decision in the hands of the school board will effect 35,000 students and parents according to Superintendent Stu Silberman.

Tonight they will look to revise the current school delay plan if bad weather comes through the area.

As it stands now, if Fayette County decides to delay school by an hour that hour will be tacked on to the end of the school day creating a scheduling problem for employees, parents and students.

That inconvenience is why the Board is now considering just delaying the start time of school when there is bad weather and letting students out at the normal time.

Silberman says if the Board excepts this policy it would be effective immediately. The Proposal has received mixed reviews by parents.
Some parents told 27 NEWSFIRST that current system of canceling classes is a safer policy that doesn't take any chances with icy roads.

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  • by Anonymous Location: East Ky on Feb 26, 2008 at 03:23 PM
    here in perry we just stared school later and get out on normal time
  • by Shawny Location: Lexington on Feb 26, 2008 at 02:25 PM
    I think school should be out due to inclimate weather. Even though the streets may be clear within a couple of hours, there could be some serious accidents with the children on the buses. Then there will be several lawsuits if any children get hurt because of it. Why not add on additional days at the end of the school year? I believe this would be the better choice.
  • by Jenn Location: Lexington on Feb 26, 2008 at 02:24 PM
    Anything to save a dollar no matter if it might cost someone their lives...
  • by A Proud Parent Location: Lexington, KY on Feb 26, 2008 at 09:08 AM
    I have 2 children in the public school system and I would much rather see my kids go extra days at the end of May or even take away a few spring break days rather than switch to a delayed start. That just makes too much inconvenience for those of us who work and my kids are not old enough to walk to school by themselves so I drop them off in the mornings on my way to work. Sure there have been a few days that later in the morning they could have went to school because the main streets were clear, but there are too many side streets that pose a concern also. I would much rather be safe than sorry when it comes to my kids, or anyone else's for that matter. A few days after Memorial Day is a lot more safer for the kids and that's what all this is about-THE KIDS!
  • by Aaron Location: Central Ky. on Feb 25, 2008 at 07:25 PM
    How many hours must students go for it to count as a full day? If it's six or less, there's no need to tack on additional hours.
  • by nomoresnow Location: lexington on Feb 25, 2008 at 04:46 PM
    Most of the snow days for Fayette County have been a joke and I believe they could have gone to school. Most of the days missed the snow was gone withint a couple of hours. I see the reason why the want to pass the delay process but what a scheduling headache this will be for parents of younger children. Yes the main streets are clear within a couple of hours however it is the said streets that will be a headache. I hope there isn't any accidents as a results of the kids being in school.


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