First Day of School for Thousands in Lawrence County

Quick, someone tell rocker Alice Cooper that "school's 'in' for summer."

While it's a play on words on that iconic song, it's also a fact of life for students in Lawrence County, Ky.

Wednesday was the first day of school for thousands of students and staff.

"I'm just trying to remember my locker combination," senior Kaitlyn Lemaster said. "I try to be the best in everything I can."

It may be summer, but the threat of severe winter weather isn't lost on the administration. In recent years, the district has adjusted its calendar to be prepared for a snow event that could close schools for days or weeks at at time.

"We've initiated a snow packet page," Principal Lonnie Cook said. "We want the teachers to provide packets at home that can keep students minds sharp with the four content areas -- math, history, science and English."

School in Lawrence County hasn't been in session since early May. Last year's calendar adjustment had a bonus -- warm winter weather for the 2011/2012 school year meant no snow days.

Now, students are hoping the first ones in also means the first ones out by spring 2013.


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