Wayne County students will be in school the first three days of spring break in April, and the other two days that week may become school days if the weather continues to interfere with the school calendar.
The Wayne County Board of Education met on Thursday, January 13 and updated the current school year's calendar to compensate for the 12 days that have been missed so far for inclement weather. Students will go to class on April 4-6 under the updated calendar.
If school is called off for any more days, then April 7-8 will be used as make-up days. Currently, the ending day of the school year for students is May 31 and the closing day for teachers is June 1.
The meeting marked the first one of the new year for the board and members Patty Roberts and Paul Dunnington were sworn in for their new four-year terms of office.
Roberts was re-elected chairperson for the board for another one year term. Donna Blevins was re-elected vice-chairperson for the board for another one year term.
During this month, the local board members will join their colleagues across the state of Kentucky in being recognized for their service and leadership in public education through a Kentucky School Board Association promotional campaign.
A banner created for the KSBA state conference by Wayne County High School art students was on display during the meeting.
The board heard an update regarding the latest round of statewide cuts in school funding.
Wayne County was recently cut by $216,000 in SEEK funding for the current year. However, increases in enrollment should help offset some of the expected shortfall.
Also during the meeting, the board:
• Approved the BG 1 Form to proceed with its long-range facilities plan and build an addition to the Wayne County Middle School using state facilities money.
• Approved the draft budget for the 2011-2012 school year that is essentially the same as the current year.