With the weather outside being so frightful for so long, many school districts in Kentucky have missed double-digit school days this year. Some districts, such as the Perry County School District in eastern Kentucky, have missed 20-plus days of school because of hazardous driving conditions and sub-zero temperatures.
The Perry County district has already cancelled spring break, scheduled makeup days on holidays and added 21 minutes to the school day in order mitigate the lost days. Even in taking these steps, the Perry County school calendar has been extended to June 4.
The Grayson County school district, with 11 missed school days thus far this winter, has announced three makeup days – February 17, March 28 and April 18 – with more sure to come.
“We always build possible makeup days into our calendar each year,” said Caryn Lewis, Grayson County School District public information officer. “The next few weeks of potential bad weather will have an impact, so we’re looking at options, with a decision around the end of this month.”
Those options include, but are not limited to, cancelling spring break and as Perry County did, extending the school day.