Bill planned to waive missed school days in some districts
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A Western Kentucky legislator plans to file a bill this week that would waive up to 10 missed school days in districts affected by the recent ice storm and last fall's windstorm.
State Rep. Mike Cherry, D-Princeton, said his bill would apply only to this school year and only in areas where a disaster was officially declared.
An emergency because of the ice storm has been declared in 95 of 120 counties.
The bill, however, would give the Department of Education the discretion to apply the waiver to districts in areas where disaster declarations were not granted...