Ballard County schools to have longer school day

BALLARD COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - Ballard County students will have some longer school days to make up "snow days."

The Ballard County Board of Education passed a proposal to extend the school day by 33 minutes for the five days immediately before spring break.

The move follows a law passed last week, and will allow the district to make the last day of school the Friday before Memorial Day which is May 27.

The school superintendent says school leaders feel students will benefit more from this schedule as opposed to a longer school year.

Last week, the governor signed a law allowing school districts several different options for amending the remaining calendar for this year.

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