During the 2017 General Assembly, Kentucky lawmakers approved KRS 158.070 which allows school districts flexibility in setting the school calendar if the start date is no earlier than the Monday closest to August 26th. The statute called for a specific makeup of the district calendar committee which could in turn make recommendations to the local board of education. The school board has the final authority to set the school calendar. The Metcalfe County calendar committee met during the months of November and December and has developed a draft recommendation. The committee will meet one more time before the final draft is sent to the board for consideration at the January meeting. Highlights of the calendar include a start date for students of August 27th and a closing date of May 24th. The calendar preserves a full one week fall break and spring break as well as a two week Christmas break. This calendar does meet the minimum number of days and instructional hours called for in the law. It is anticipated the school district will again have access to the 10 Non-traditional Instructional Days (Snow Days) that have been used the past few years.
2018- 2019 Proposed School Calendar
Opening Day (for staff) – Thursday, August 23, 2018
Teacher Work Day – Friday, August 24, 2018
First Day for Students – Monday, August 27, 2018
Labor Day – September 3, 2018
Fall Break – October 1 – October 5, 2018
Thanksgiving Break – November 21 – November 23, 2018
Christmas Break – Students Last Day December 21, 2018 – Return to School January 7, 2019
Martin Luther King Day – January 21, 2019 – No School
Presidents Day – February 18, 2019 – No School (Possible Make-Up Day)
Spring Break – April 1 – April 5, 2019 – No School
Last Day for Students – May 23, 2019
Closing Day (for staff) – May 24, 2019
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