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Fayette County Schools Look To Make Up Mounting Snow Days

A plan proposed by Fayette School Superintendent Tom Shelton would use Presidents Day, Feb. 17, and March 21 as makeup days.

School district spokesperson Lisa Deffendall tells WUKY even with those days, students will still find themselves in the classroom in June.

"The calendar that we currently have includes makeup days through June 13. Having missed nine days would push into that second week in June and would have us on June 9. So by getting that flexibility, if the board approves that Monday, that would allow us to walk back to June 5 being the last day of school," she says.

The last time Fayette County missed nine days was during the 2003 ice storm.

School districts across the state have lost numerous days to icy roads and wintry weather, with some looking to make up more than 20 days of classes. Martin County Schools are doing away with Spring Break in order to make up the difference.

State law requires districts to complete all lost instructional days.

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