LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Friday May 19 will be the last day of classes in Fayette County Public Schools, as confirmed at Monday night’s school board meeting. However, high school graduations cannot be held that weekend because Rupp Arena is already booked with an Alltech conference.
FCPS released this schedule for its 2017 commencements on these first-available dates at Rupp:
Wednesday May 24
4 p.m. – Lafayette High School
7:30 p.m. – Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
Thursday May 25
12:30 p.m. – Henry Clay High School
4 p.m. – Tates Creek High School
7:30 p.m. – Bryan Station High School
For more information, call the graduating senior’s school.
Each spring, FCPS waits until the threat of wintry weather is past and all make-up days are set before announcing graduation dates. State law requires school districts to make up every day missed so that the school year contains at least 170 days of teaching and learning and 1,062 instructional hours. There is no exception unless FCPS misses 20 consecutive days or a change is approved by the governor or General Assembly.
In 2016-17, FCPS canceled classes only once, on Jan. 6, and the makeup date was March 17. Therefore, the last day of classes falls on May 19, which is the actual scheduled end date.