muhl school board 300POWDERLY, Ky. (3/3/14) — The last day of school for Muhlenberg County students according to Muhlenberg County Board of Education was to be June 2, SurfKY News reported Feb. 27.

However, based on the proposals approved by the Muhlenberg County Board of Education last Wednesday night in a special session, the last day of school for students and teachers will be adjusted on a daily basis, as required, based on weather conditions and safety issues.

That means, presuming school is back in session Tuesday, Mar. 4, the last day of classes for students would now be pushed back to June 3 for students and June 4 for teachers and other staff.

However, with thick ice and snow on many bus routes, there may be at least one more snow day added.

If another snow day is required Tuesday, that will make the last day of classes for students June 4, and the last day for teachers June 5.    

Several other options were discussed Wednesday before that final decision was made, according to Ed McCarraher, the school system's Director of Pupil Personnel. Those included making up some days on Saturdays, and even Memorial Day.

"Teachers surveyed overwhelmingly did not want to have class on Memorial Day," McCarraher said. "Then we brought up the option of classes on Saturday. More than 70 teachers said they could not teach classes on Saturday, so you don't have enough substitutes. If we are going to have classes, we want them to be productive days so that idea was out. Trying to get done by the end of May just was not going to work out."

Sometime in March McCarraher noted, the board may want to amend the 2014-15 calendar. The operative word being maybe.  

"If we have another winter like this one, do we want to put an extra day of school around spring break of Christmas break so we don't get into this situation?" McCarraher asked the board. "Next year's school calendar also is such that we will be starting the Christmas break on a Monday, so that limits the options for making up days."

McCarraher told SurfKY News that at this time it would be easy to overreact to what has been a nightmare of a year, with all that is involved in moving the last day of school back again and again.

"Very seldom do we have two years in a row like this one, so we don't want to start readjusting the school calendar based on this year's huge number of days missed due to weather," MCarraher said.     

Paul McRee
SurfKY News

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