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More than 100 Kentucky school systems still closed in wake of last week’s two winter storms


For the second time this winter, more than 100 of Kentucky’s 173 public school districts have darkened classrooms after officials determined that road conditions remain too unsafe following two snow storms last Wednesday and Friday.

a small number of districts announced that the closings so far this year have eaten up their previously scheduled makeup days. That means some tough decisions on calendar shuffling, especially with 10-12 weeks of potentially hard winter weather to go (KSBA Photo)

A small number of districts announced that the closings so far this year have eaten up their previously scheduled makeup days. That means some tough decisions on calendar shuffling, especially with 10-12 weeks of potentially hard winter weather to go (KSBA Photo)

A check of the regional news media websites tracked by KSBA eNews found no school notices for Monday were issued by at least 106 districts. Another 25 districts were able to have classes Monday but with a one-to-two-hour delay in the start times. A number of those districts also gave notice that buses would be running “where possible.”

Last Wednesday, more than 160 districts closed when the first of a one-two punch of snowy weather struck the Commonwealth. At least 130 districts were closed Thursday (due to the Friday storm, there was no estimate made on the number of districts closed that day).

Over the weekend, a small number of districts announced that the closings so far this year have eaten up their previously scheduled makeup days. That means some tough decisions on calendar shuffling, especially with 10-12 weeks of potentially hard winter weather to go.

To see the status of districts in your region, click here.

From Kentucky School Boards Association Communications


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