Cherry Files School Bill

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Representative Mike Cherry of Princeton has now filed his bill granting ten disaster days to school districts impacted by this month's debilitating ice storm. A similar bill filed by Louisville Representative Ron Crimm puts no limits on the number of disaster days districts could claim, but Cherry's not sure he could go that far.

"I'm open to any kind of compromise. If the majority of the members want to make it open-ended, that's fine. I just think open-ended is going a little far."

Currently, the state mandates 177 instructional days. Both bills are awaiting committee action. House Speaker Greg Stumbo predicts some kind of disaster relief for schools will emerge from the 2009 session.