Local School Board Will Vote To Accept Or Reject All Applications
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Edmonson County students in grades K-12 will now have the option of using the 2021-22 school year as a supplemental year, allowing them to repeat the grade level for this school year as a result Senate Bill 128, which was recently approved by the General Assembly.
"Before considering this option, please review the information in this letter so that you can make an informed decision," Superintendent of Edmonson County Schools Brian Alexander said in a letter to school personnel and students." If you do not want your child to utilize the supplemental school year, no action is needed. If you would like to request this option, you can visit https://forms.gle/ewRX49PC5FFkhaQT6 to access the application. The application must be completed no later than May 1, 2021."
According to Supt. Alexander's letter, the law requires local Boards of Education to either approve or reject the supplemental year. On May 10, 2021, the Edmonson County Board of Education will make a decision on whether to approve the requests for the supplemental year. This decision will not be made at the individual level as the law requires that the Board to either approve all applications or deny all applications. If adopted by the Edmonson County Board of Education, families have until May 28, 2021, to choose to opt out of the Supplemental Year Program should they change their mind. After May 28, students and parents are obligated to follow through with their intent to commit to a FULL SUPPLEMENTAL YEAR OF INSTRUCTION at their respective school.
Edmonson County Schools has compiled a list of benefits and concerns associated with the law, published below.
"Please look closely at all benefits and concerns listed below in order to make an informed decision regarding your child’s educational future," said Supt. Alexander.
"We have worked very hard to put together information that will allow students and families to make an informed decision in terms of whether they want to investigate the possibility of a supplemental year," Alexander told the Edmonson Voice. "Anyone with questions concerning this is free to contact me at the board, or any of our schools."