Ky. district adds minutes to school days as snow day solution

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Fayette County Board of Education voted Monday night to make the last day of school in Fayette County June 6 and to add 15 minutes to the end of each school day beginning April 7.

In addition to the plan to make up snow days, the board approved a contract to acquire an additional 15 acres of land for $1.7 million on Winchester Road for a high school that is planned to address the district's overcrowding.

The district is able to build the new school at the same time that it looks for ways to trim the budget by $20 million because "construction projects are paid for specifically out of dedicated funds that are building funds" that can not be commingled with operating funds, Superintendent Tom Shelton said last night.

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