Logan County School Bells Scheduled To Ring July 30

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LOGAN COUNTY, Ky (WBKO) -- Many area students are enjoying their last full week of summer vacation, but one local school district starts back in just two days.

“We've got 3400 students getting ready to come back," said Kevin Hub, Logan County Superintendent.

Logan County Schools are just two days away from the start of their 2014-2015 school year and today was a kick off to an anticipated school year.

Although the school district starts back Wednesday,July 30th, students and teachers gain a benefit well into the school year.

"Built into our calendar is a two week fall break and a two week spring break. It helps give the teachers a well deserved and well needed break. It also gets them fired up about student achievement coming up," said Kevin Hub, Logan County Superintendent.

Although Logan County School District is gearing up for it's 2014-2015 school year, students of Russellville Independent Schools are on a different schedule.

Russellville Independent Schools' first day back is August 6 and this school system only has one week for fall and spring break.

"We do coordinate our fall and spring breaks with Logan, as well as Todd county. We do this to make sure the staff at the area technology center has a week off as well for fall and spring breaks," said Leon Smith, Russellville Superintendent.

Russellville School's Superintendent says there is a developed reasoning for his school district's schedule.

"Because of the funding cuts in the extended school programming. I think that Logan County has used it successfully, but for what we do, for the demographics of our school district, we think it's better for us to just do the one week break," said Leon Smith, Russellville Superintendent.

Logan County Schools conducted a survey last spring, searching for feedback about the unique breaks. Superintendent Dr. Hub, says more than 65% were in favor of the schedule.

If you have questions about an area school system's start date, you should call the district's central office.

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