Gov. Steve Beshear signs snow days bill into law

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by WHAS11.com, Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 31, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 31 at 4:57 PM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WHAS11) – Governor Steve Beshear signed the snow days bill into law on March 31.

The bill will relax Kentucky’s school attendance laws for this school year. The bill suspends the state law requiring school districts have at least 170 days of classes this school year - as long as districts have at least 1,062 hours of classroom time. The only exception is no school district can have classes after June 6.

At least seven Kentucky school districts have missed more than 30 days of classes because of snowy weather. Another 40 districts have missed at least 20 days.

The Jefferson County Public Schools school board is holding a special meeting at 6 p.m. to finalize the calendar for the rest of the school year.

WHAS11'S Alex Schuman will have more at 6 p.m.

 

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