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Lee County Schools Extend Instructional Day by 32 Minutes.
Lee County Schools Extend Instructional Day by 32 Minutes.
During the March 8, 2011 Lee County Board of Education meeting, Glenn Kincaid, Director of Pupil Personnel, provided board members with updated information regarding the 2010-2011 school calendar. Lee County Schools have missed 23 instructional days due to inclement weather this year. That is equivalent to 143.75 hours of instruction missed prior to the state assessment which is currently scheduled for April 18th. Recognizing the problem faced by our district and many others throughout Kentucky due to missed instruction as a result of illness and inclement weather, Kentucky Legislators passed HB 427 in both the House and Senate and it was signed into law by Governor Brashear. HB 427 " …permits a local board of education to amend its 2010-2011 school calendar by adding not less than 30 minutes to any remaining instructional day in order to make up time missed due to weather or illness”. 
 
The Lee County School District is committed to providing an excellent education for all students. In an effort to allow our students to have the maximum instructional time prior to state assessment, the Lee County Board of Education voted unanimously to utilize HB 427.    Lee County Schools will extend the instructional day by 32 minutes beginning Monday, March 21st and continuing through the last scheduled day of school on May 27th. The school day will begin at the regular time and end at 3:47 p.m. each day. School will be dismissed this Friday - March 18th for professional development, Thursday and Friday – April 7th and 8th for KEA, and Tuesday – May 17th for Election Day. Extending the school day allows for much needed instruction time while preserving the “spring break” on April 7th and 8th.




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