Barren County Schools excusing absences on Eclipse Day

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BARREN CO, Ky. (WBKO) -- Several schools in the area are choosing to not be in session on eclipse day, but Barren County has decided to do something a little different.

The school district will still hold classes Monday, but they are now giving students the option to use an excused absence if they meet the requirements.

Each student and parent can fill out a educational enhancement opportunity (EHO) form saying they will be participating in eclipse events or viewings on August 21.

Director of People Personnel for Barren County Schools, Anthony Fraizer says, "We have several students that will be traveling beyond our boundaries to view the solar eclipse. This is a great opportunity for families to take advantage of that great enhancement opportunity as well."

Students that attend school that day will participate in a special viewing party both in and outside the classroom.

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