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 […]

Schools/Ice Storm Bill Wins Final Approval

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh  A bill granting disaster days to school districts that lost instructional time to this winter’s destructive ice storm has won final Kentucky General Assembly approval. Shortly after the ice storm struck the state in late January, House Speaker Greg Stumbo predicted lawmakers would give school districts some relief, and […]

Kentucky General Assembly Resumes

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh The 2009 session of the Kentucky General Assembly officially resumes this afternoon, following last week’s brief hiatus. Saying they wanted to make the 30 day session more productive, legislative leaders altered the schedule and used four days last week for committee meetings without officially convening the House and Senate. […]

JCPS Board Approves Calendar Change

The Jefferson County Board of Education has amended the current school calendar to make up for the five days the district was shut down following the September 14 windstorm. That means students will have to cut their winter break short by one day, returning to class on January 5. School will also be in session […]