Bill To Encourage Later Start To School Year

A bill that would allow Kentucky School Districts to begin classes later in August has cleared the Kentucky Senate. Senate Bill 50 allows school districts the chance to delay their start until the Monday closest to August 26.

Under the proposed legislation school districts would be allowed to use a variable student instructional year that must include 1,062 hours, but will not have to include the 170-day requirement. If the bill becomes law, the change would take effect in the 2018-19 school year.

1st District State Senator Stan Humphries and 3rd District State Senator Whitney Westerfield voted for the legislation that is now in the Kentucky House of Representatives.

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