Sixty-Six School Districts Apply For Storm Waivers

Nearly 40-percent of Kentucky school districts are taking advantage of legislation allowing them to waive instructional days due to weather-related disasters. Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh has more. DisasterDistricts :45 SOQ Sixty-six of Kentucky’s 174 school districts are seeking disaster-day waivers, granted by lawmakers in the wake of January’s ice storm and September’s high winds… Continue reading Sixty-Six School Districts Apply For Storm Waivers

Ice Storm Death Toll Rises

We reported today that the debris pickup in Louisville is a bigger job than previously thought.

The ice storm hit parts of the state even harder, and western Kentucky, the cleanup has been a bit more dangerous.

Beshear Signs School Calendar Bill

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has signed into law legislation providing relief to school districts impacted by this winter’s deadly ice storm. The bill grants districts, with education department approval, up to ten disaster days. “Of course, we don’t want to unnecessarily shorten the school year. I mean, this legislation… Continue reading Beshear Signs School Calendar Bill