FCPS students will not have to make up teacher protest days


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Fayette County school board met Monday night to vote on whether or not students will have to make up class days that were canceled because of teacher protests in Frankfort.

According to Fayette County Public Schools (FCPS), students will not have to make up those two extra days.

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The Lexington Herald-Leader reports students don’t have to make up March 30, the Friday before spring break, when several teachers said they weren’t going to be at school in a coordinated move against pension changes.

The Herald-Leader says students will also not have to make up April 13, when classes were canceled for a planned teacher protest at the State Capitol.

The paper says Fayette County Superintendent Manny Caulk, who supported the teachers’ decisions to take personal days, recommended to the board that no makeup days be required for those two protest days.

Pupil Personnel Director Steve Hill said Fayette County will meet the state law requirements of 170 instructional days and 1,062 instructional hours despite the two days of canceled classes, according to the Herald-Leader.