School Systems Cancel Spring Break

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

Updated Wednesday, February 25th:

At least two more school districts are cancelling spring break to make up missed days due to the weather.

Officials say the Harlan and Floyd County School Districts eliminated all five spring break days.

Magoffin, Martin and Johnson Counties did the same thing.

After several eastern Kentucky school districts missed more than 20 days during the ice and wind storms, now some school boards are officially canceling spring break to help make-up the days.

Some students got an extended winter break after missing more than 20 days this year due to snow, ice, and wind.

Now that winter break is taking away their Spring Break.

Martin, Magoffin and Johnson County School Boards officially cancelled Spring Break to make-up some of the missed days before CATS testing starts.

School Boards in other counties are still discussing how to make-up their days.

State Education officials say each school district in the state suffered during the ice storm.

State officials do not keep data on how the districts make-up the days, but say other districts are considering canceling Spring Break.

Meanwhile, school officials in several districts are monitoring bills in the legislature that would reduce the number of days needed to make-up.

State officials say those bills are in committees, and it may take two or three weeks before legislators can reach a decision.

School officials in Martin and Johnson Counties say they are trying to arrange the calendar to get high school graduation on a Friday.

They will make final decisions after the legislature votes on the bills and they know how many days they have to make-up.

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