By law, Kentucky schools are supposed to hold class for 177 days each school year. Between September wind and January ice, that requirement could mean school runs into June this year. House Bill 322, if it passes, will change the rule for this year only and allow districts to drop up to 10 days of classes. Some potential impacts:
- 10 days missed days of learning time for students, or maybe 10 days of not-very-good learning time when their hearts are already on vacation.
- 10 days of other duties for school staff, so that they complete their contracts and earn their full contract pay.
- A little money saved on buses, supplies, and maybe air-conditioning.
- A little money gained by having better average attendance, which translated into better SEEK funding.