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Kentucky schools struggle to make up snow days
BRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (Scott Dimmich) -- It doesn't take much snow to impact the more rural school districts.
This year's harsh winter is creating issues for a number of school districts, particularly in northern Kentucky. Bracken County schools cancelled school Monday for the 18th time this season. At the beginning of the year, the last day of school was set to be on May 14th. Thanks to rounds of snow, cold, and ice this season the last day of school is now June 3rd.
Superintendent Jeff Aulick says it has been challenging to adjust the academic calendar and keep students in the classroom. Kentucky law requires that students get 170 days of instructional time each school year.
Bracken County schools built seven days into their school calendar this year for snow, ice, and cold. But they have now gone well beyond that. It's not just students; teachers are contractually required to work 187 days from one summer to the next.
Bracken County schools have also been on delay five times since the start of the school year. Kentucky schools are required to be in session 10,060 hours a year.
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