Lawmakers compromise on snow days, bill heads to governor's desk

Lawmakers compromise on snow days, bill heads to governor's desk

Lawmakers compromise on snow days, bill heads to governor's desk

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by WHAS11 editors

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Posted on March 27, 2014 at 1:30 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Kentucky lawmakers have finally come to an agreement on how to best make up schools snow days.

The final compromise allows some of the hardest hit school districts to end the school year June 6 as long as they provide the required 1062 hours of required instructional time.

Districts are now allowed to extend the school day up to seven hours but cannot hold class on Saturday.

The plan also allows districts to cancel holidays or other scheduled days off.

If a schools cannot meet the required instructional time, districts may ask for more help from the education commissioner.

The bill is expected to reach Governor Steve Beshear's desk Thursday.
 

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