Education Committee Takes Up Waivers For Snow Days - Flu Closings

Frankfort, KY – Over the objections of State Education Commissioner Terry Holliday, a bill allowing Kentucky schools that lost more than 20 instructional days to snow and flu this winter to seek waivers has cleared the House Education Committee.

The committee also approved a Senate bill allowing early high school graduation for students who meet strict academic requirements. The measure also creates a scholarship fund for such students. Both bills advance to the House floor.