Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Some schools could make up snow days on Election Day


Some Kentucky students could be going to school on Election Day under a bill moving through the state legislature.

Republicans and Democrats go to the polls on May 19 to choose their nominees for governor. Schools usually are not in session that day because they are often used for polling places. But after two winter storms dumped several feet of snow on Kentucky in the past month, some schools are scrambling to make up the missed days without eating into the summer vacation.

The Senate Education Committee approved a bill Monday that would let schools be in session on Election Day if the district does not use any facilities for polling places. State Sen. David Givens says a handful of districts meet those requirements.

House lawmakers are considering similar legislation.