THE (LEXINGTON) HERALD-LEADER
Kentucky lawmakers approve school snow days bill in last-minute flurry of legislation
Lawmakers worked late into the night Wednesday passing bills before starting a nearly two-week break, but they left several major issues unresolved, including plans to curb heroin addiction and bail out the state's ailing teacher pension fund.
But the House and Senate gave final approval to Senate Bill 119, which includes language allowing school districts to waive some of their mandatory 1,062 instructional hours this year because of snow days, if the districts cannot make up the time by June 5. The bill goes to Beshear for his signature or veto.
The legislation would not likely affect Crittenden County School District, as the district has not missed enough days to push the final day of classes beyond June 5. The school district has missed 11 days this school year.
For more on last-minute legislative action - and inaction - Wednesday, visit The Herald Leader online.