Schools finishing year with CDL days

Published 3:28 pm Monday, April 20, 2020

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From the Harlan County School District

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has directed school districts across the state to complete the instruction for the 2019-20 school year with additional NTI/CDL learning days.

Schools will not reopen for in person classes this year, Beshear announced.

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Superintendent Brent Roark has been participating in a teleconference with Beshear and Education Commissioner Kevin Brown this afternoon. The conference ended just a short time ago and another conference is slated later this week.

Teachers will be completing an additional nine days of lessons for their students in Harlan County.

The earliest possible closing date for students is Thursday,  May 14, based on criteria set forth by Beshear and Brown to complete the 1,062 hours of required instruction.

The Harlan County Board of Education will meet on April 28. Amending the school calendar will be on the agenda.

At this time student meals will continue to be served on the current Monday, Tuesday and Thursday schedule through May 14. Summer feeding will be addressed by the board of education during their meeting on April 28.

A closing date for teachers will not be available until the amended school calendar is acted upon by the board of education.

The governor and commissioner announced there can be no in person proms or graduations.

Harlan County High School Principal Kathy Minor and Roark are working on plans to honor the Harlan County High School 2020 senior class. Those plans will be announced when finalized. Any activities will follow state directives.

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