Frankfort, KY – Sixty-six of Kentucky's 174 school districts are seeking disaster-day waivers, granted by lawmakers in the wake of January's ice storm and September's high winds from Hurricane Ike. Lisa Gross of the Education Department says about half of the requests have been processed.
"Right now, the ones that we have not completed, for the most part, we're waiting for additional information from the school districts so that we can determine if they meet the criteria for House Bill 322."
Frankfort, KY – Sixty-six of Kentucky's 144 school districts are seeking to waive up to ten instructional days because of weather-related school closures in the past year. The Education Department's Lisa Gross says the waivers are allowed under legislation approved by the 2009 General Assembly.
"The minimum school term is 177 school days. But, if districts missed a certain number of days related to those weather occurrences, then they can ask for forgiveness and not have to make up those days."
Paducah, KY – A local group has commissioned the University of Kentucky to come up with future development ideas for the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant site. The Paducah Uranium Plant Asset Utilization Committee wants to have ideas in place when USEC eventually shuts down. Project Director Dr. Lindell Ormsbee says the researchers will talk to stakeholders and hold a series of community meetings to come up with ideas. Ormsbee hopes to compile a report by next August, but will continue to update the plan with new information.