Kentucky Agrees to Relax School Attendance Laws

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

 House and Senate negotiators agreed Wednesday night to suspend the state law requiring school districts to have 170 days of classes, as long as they have at least 1,062 hours of classroom instruction.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky public school students won't have to cancel their summer vacations after state lawmakers agreed to relax school attendance laws following an unusually snowy winter.

House and Senate negotiators agreed Wednesday night to suspend the state law requiring school districts to have 170 days of classes, as long as they have at least 1,062 hours of classroom instruction.

If a school district cannot meet the 1,062-hour threshold after exhausting all other options, including canceling spring break and school holidays, the school year will end on June 6. State Sen. David Givens, R-Greensburg, said fewer than 10 school districts would fit that category.

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