Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

More Snow Days Equal School Calendar Changes

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

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

Posted on 2/2/14
2/6/2014 - posted
button coupons
2/6/2014 - posted
2/6/2014 - posted
button classifieds

In Other News...

Deer Causes Traffic Accident off Stagecoach Road

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/22/14) — Madisonville Police responded to a traffic accident that happened off Stagecoach Road… Read More

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Dec. 22, 2014

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/22/14) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Monday, Dec. 22.… Read More
2/6/2014 - posted

Most Read This Week

December 16, 2014 11157

Coal Miner Fatally Injured in Underground Mining…

in Top News For All Sites by Dick Brown
December 17, 2014 8065

Elderly Couple Found Shot to Death in Muhlenberg

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper Stu Recke
December 17, 2014 6939

Three Men Charged with Burglary

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
December 19, 2014 5026

Armstrong Mine to Layoff 39 by End of Day

in Top News For All Sites by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
December 19, 2014 4720

Dawson Springs Man Charged with Sexual Abuse of…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Detective Sean McCance
December 16, 2014 4335

Highway Crews Pre-Treating Roadways for Potential…

in Hopkins News by Keith Todd
December 18, 2014 4305

Cat Scratching over Dog Ownership Escalates

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
December 19, 2014 4294

Woman Flown to St. Mary's after Two-Car Collision

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Trooper Stu Recke
December 16, 2014 4058

KFWC Proposes 2015-2016 Deer Season Dates and…

in General News For All Sites by Department of Fish and Wildlife
December 19, 2014 3644

Vehicle Fire Causes Traffic Back-Up on Pennyrile

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis

Stories Trending Today

December 20, 2014 2121

KET’s Kentucky Life Segment to Feature Old…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
December 22, 2014 1805

Earlington Church Toy Drive Blesses Community…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
December 21, 2014 1775

UK Family Doctor Gives Back, Stays Grounded…

in General News For All Sites by Allison Perry and Elizabeth Adams
December 21, 2014 1565

AG Conway Announces 2014 Keep Kentucky Kids Safe…

in General News For All Sites by Daniel Kemp
December 21, 2014 1564

Final 'Frozen' Performance Set for Tonight at LWC

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
December 21, 2014 1410

Edumedics LLC to Expand Louisville Headquarters,…

in General News For All Sites by Office of the Governor
December 21, 2014 1350

Follow Safe Sleep Recommendations for Infants

in General News For All Sites by Beth Fisher
December 21, 2014 1343

NCM Motorsports Park to Break Ground on Kimberlee…

in General News For All Sites by National Corvette Museum
December 21, 2014 1160

Legislator's Log - Week of Dec. 21, 2014

in General News For All Sites by Brent Yonts
December 21, 2014 1150

Dave Says - Dec. 21, 2014

in General News For All Sites by Dave Ramsey

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss