UPDATE: Fayette Schools To Extend Day & End Year On June 6th

Contributor: Christine Winter
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Updated: 3/24 8:32 pm
Fayette County schools have announced that June 6th will be the last day of classes in the district.

The board approved the change Monday night.

It also decided to extend the school day by 15 minutes after spring break.

The change will be made starting April 7th.

Fayette schools canceled 13 full days this winter because of inclement weather.

The district said make-up dates in the existing calendar would have stretched classes through June 11th.

But Superintendent Tom Shelton said he did not think students would benefit from going to school into the second week of June.

The board agreed to forgive June 9th, 10th and 11th.

A district release stated, "Under state law, students must attend school at least 1,062 hours each year – the equivalent of 177 six-hour days. In FCPS, all schools have at least a six-hour and five-minute instructional day. That slightly longer school day, coupled with adding the 15 minutes, will enable the district to end the school year on Friday June 6."

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