Students to learn from home on snow days
Some students in western Kentucky won't have to miss school because of bad weather. A state program allows students to learn from home on snow days.
In Livingston County it's not uncommon for the school year to go a little longer then expected.
"We've had a lot of snow days over the years," Livingston County mom Corye Vinson said.
Vinson said school often goes into June because teachers are trying to make up for the classes canceled in the winter.
"Anything we can do to eliminate the valuable time that we're losing in the classroom can only have a positive outcome," Vinson said.
School district administrators like Supervisor of Instruction Sheri Henson have found a solution.
"We want these activities to be meaningful, authentic, project-based learning that extends learning from the classroom," Vinson said.
The state is giving the district a waiver that allows students to learn from home on snow days. Those lessons will be counted as regular attendance days.
On these "non-traditional instruction days," students will have a choice of doing work online or completing lessons in a workbook.
"It's going to take all of us working together to make this a success," Henson said.
It's a goal both teachers and parents, like Vinson, are happy to work toward.
Districts can use up to 10 nontraditional instruction days in the school year. Livingston County is one of 44 school districts in the state approved for the waivers. Graves County is another western Kentucky school district in the program.