Six EKY school districts canceling classes due to illness
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - While next week is a short week for school systems across the mountains due to the Thanksgiving holiday, six school districts are extending their break.
Officials with Harlan Independent Schools posted on their Facebook that they will use NTI days on Friday, Monday and Tuesday due to a high rate of absences due to illness. Students will return to in-person classes on Monday, November 28.
Rockcastle County Schools announced they will also use NTI days on Monday, November 21 and Tuesday, November 22. School is set to resume in-person on Monday, November 28.
On Friday, due to the same reason, Perry County Schools, Somerset Independent Schools, Jackson County Schools and Clay County Schools announced they are canceling class all together on Monday, November 21 and Tuesday, November 22. All four districts plan to return to class on Monday, November 28.
Perry County Schools Superintendent Jonathan Jett said in a Facebook post the move will allow students and staff to have more time to recover and stop the spread of various illnesses.
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